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GLOBAL: New findings could extend lives of positive children
25 July 2007 (PlusNews ), Only 15 percent of children who need treatment are receiving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, the International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, the world's largest gathering on AIDS and science, heard on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia.
GLOBAL: MSM still marginalised in AIDS response
25 July 2007 (PlusNews ), Widespread and worsening HIV infection rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) threaten to devastate this marginalised group, researchers warned this week at the fourth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, in Sydney.
GLOBAL: Essential new AIDS drugs unaffordable for developing countries
25 July 2007 (PlusNews ), Sizable reductions in the cost of antiretroviral (ARV) medication in recent years have allowed millions of HIV-positive people in the developing world to access the life-prolonging drugs, but international humanitarian agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says those gains are facing a serious setback.
GLOBAL: Women want a bigger piece of the funding pie
10 July 2007 (PlusNews ), After burning the midnight oil for many weeks while preparing a US$50 million gender-based project proposal to lay before the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, Swazi activists found that it had vanished from their country's grant application. They were dumbfounded.
GLOBAL: Global forum for women with HIV
5 July 2007 (PlusNews ), AIDS does not only travel with truckers along African highways; it flies business class with men in dark suits, crawls into marriages and lurks in playgrounds. It smiles at you every day at work and, disproportionately, affects African women and girls because of gender inequalities.
AFGHANISTAN: Government calls for help as HIV rates rise
2 July 2007 (PlusNews ), The numbers may be small, but HIV infection rates are rising in Afghanistan, prompting the government to call for help from UNAIDS.
AFGHANISTAN: UNESCO helps officials to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS
30 August 2006 (PlusNews ), A two-day United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) workshop designed to help raise students’ awareness of HIV/AIDS has been held in Kabul.
17 April 2002 (PlusNews ), With hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees expected to return over the next couple of months, doctors and health experts in the country fear a spread of infectious diseases - including HIV/AIDS.

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