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MOZAMBIQUE: Young people's radio show breaks down taboos , 8/Feb/07
MAPUTO , 8 February (PLUSNEWS) - Subjects like HIV/AIDS and child trafficking, usually considered taboo in Mozambican society, are being openly discussed by the teenage presenters of... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Farmworkers challenged to curb risky behaviour, 7/Feb/07
HOEDSPRUIT, 7 February (PLUSNEWS) - January is mango season in Hoedspruit, in South Africa's Limpopo Province, and casual fruit pickers, mostly women, flood the area's farms in search of... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Clarity sought in microbicides furore, 7/Feb/07
JOHANNESBURG, 7 February (PLUSNEWS) - Confusion has erupted over the safety of the microbicide trials, which were halted after preliminary results showed the proposed prophylactic could... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Red Cross programme threatened by funding, 6/Feb/07
JOHANNESBURG, 6 February (PLUSNEWS) - A major campaign by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to scale up its HIV and AIDS programmes in Southern Africa is... Email Report

SWAZILAND: The triumph over fear, 6/Feb/07
MBABANE, 6 February (PLUSNEWS) - In a remarkable reversal of perceptions about AIDS, public testing by religious and business leaders is changing attitudes towards both the disease... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Group calls for more research on sexual violence , 5/Feb/07
PRETORIA, 5 February (PLUSNEWS) - Though sexual violence affects millions around the world every year, deeply entrenched cultural taboos and a lack of political leadership have... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Commercial sex workers face HIV threat, 3/Feb/07
LAHORE , 3 February (PLUSNEWS) - Beena, 50, runs an 'establishment' in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, where her two daughters and a niece sell their bodies. "Most of us here know... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 321, 02 February 2007, 2/Feb/07
JOHANNESBURG, 2 February (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: GLOBAL: Microbicide research suffers major setback Email Report

MYANMAR: Uphill struggle to contain HIV/AIDS, 1/Feb/07
YANGON, 1 February (PLUSNEWS) - Isolated Myanmar is grappling with one of the worst HIV/AIDS epidemics in Asia - a struggle made all the harder by the tiny amounts of international... Email Report

GLOBAL: Microbicide research suffers major setback, 1/Feb/07
NAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG, 1 February (PLUSNEWS) - Progress in developing an effective anti-HIV microbicide was dealt a major blow this week when researchers halted trials of a microbicide gel after... Email Report

ZIMBABWE: Ongoing medical strike could cost lives, 31/Jan/07
HARARE, 31 January (PLUSNEWS) - As Zimbabwe's disgruntled doctors and nurses continue their strike over low salaries and poor working conditions, concern is growing about how the... Email Report

SOMALIA: Sisters doing it for themselves, 31/Jan/07
NAIROBI, 31 January (PLUSNEWS) - Somali women are taking the initiative in the fight against AIDS with a programme to educate their peers in this conservative Muslim nation. An... Email Report

GLOBAL: Streamlining ARV provision for refugees, 29/Jan/07
NAIROBI, 29 January (PLUSNEWS) - The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has launched a new policy to ensure that HIV-positive refugees and other displaced people around the world... Email Report

INDIA: Govt ARV programme hits stumbling block, 26/Jan/07
NEW DELHI, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - As India grapples with one of the world's largest HIV/AIDS caseloads, the government faces the challenge of rapidly scaling up the provision of... Email Report

ZAMBIA: Shielding children from their HIV status does more harm than good , 26/Jan/07
LUSAKA , 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - Zambia's attempts to promote paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) drug adherence are being undermined by families and communities who shield children in... Email Report

ZIMBABWE: Costs of ARVs spiral , 26/Jan/07
BULAWAYO, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - A rise of more than 100 percent in the price of antiretroviral drugs is likely to put the life-prolonging medication beyond the reach of hundreds of... Email Report

BURUNDI: Prisoners form HIV-positive association behind bars, 26/Jan/07
BUJUMBURA, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - HIV-positive inmates in Mpimba Prison in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, have found that the best way to survive the hardship of being incarcerated in... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 320, 26 January 2007, 26/Jan/07
JOHANNESBURG, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: SOUTHERN AFRICA: UNICEF report shows mixed HIV/AIDS response ... Email Report

MADAGASCAR: The future at stake, 26/Jan/07
ANTANANARIVO, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - The island nation of Madagascar, off the coast of Southern Africa, has so far been spared an HIV/AIDS epidemic, unlike its continental neighbours, but... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Joining the HIV battle makes good business, 25/Jan/07
JOHANNESBURG, 25 January (PLUSNEWS) - Behaviour change has been widely identified as the key to reducing new HIV infections, but so far neither governments, religious leaders nor AIDS... Email Report


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