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GLOBAL: Falling foul of the Fund
4 November 2008 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was formed in 2001 for the purpose of setting up an innovative approach to providing finance to combat the three diseases that kill more than six million people worldwide every year.
GLOBAL: Leadership determines AIDS performance
25 September 2008 (PlusNews ), As South Africa prepared to swear in a new president on 25 September after the dramatic ousting of Thabo Mbeki four days before, attempts by commentators to summarise the former president's mixed legacy have not failed to mention his controversial stance on AIDS.
GLOBAL: US lifts travel ban on HIV-positive people
21 July 2008 (PlusNews ), A move by the United States Senate to repeal legislation prohibiting HIV-positive visitors and immigrants has been hailed as an important step in the fight against stigma and discrimination.
GLOBAL: AIDS spending breaks records, but needs more focus
8 July 2008 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS funding to low- and middle-income countries reached a record level in 2007, according to a new report by UNAIDS.
AFRICA: Mind your language - a short guide to HIV/AIDS slang
18 June 2008 (PlusNews ), HIV has hit our lives, our families, our economies; it also shapes the way we talk. IRIN/PlusNews looks at how the virus and its impact translates into everyday speech from the streets of Lagos to the townships of Johannesburg, and finds that despite the billions of dollars spent on positive communication strategies, the word on the street remains decidedly negative.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Understanding infidelity
5 June 2008 (PlusNews ), "Multiple, concurrent partnerships" has become the latest catchphrase in the HIV/AIDS lexicon. It refers to the practice of having more than one sexual partner at the same time, which experts say is a key driver of Southern Africa's devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic.
BURKINA FASO: Young, positive and sexually active
5 June 2008 (PlusNews ), That teenagers, and even pre-teens, become sexually active is usually kept under the blanket, especially in conservative societies, but when these young people are HIV positive the issue becomes even harder to acknowledge, and has been largely ignored.
GLOBAL: Less silence, more science could make anal sex safer
27 February 2008 (PlusNews ), The silence and taboo surrounding anal sex is putting millions of men and women at risk of HIV, delegates attending the fourth international microbicides conference in New Delhi, India, heard this week.
GLOBAL: ARVs in microbicide research - keeping hope alive?
25 February 2008 (PlusNews ), After a string of depressing trial results, the fourth international microbicides conference in New Delhi, India, kicked off this week with a ray of hope that new research could deliver a new generation of HIV prevention approaches for women.
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.
BURKINA FASO: Government aims to put 30,000 on ARVs by 2010
5 July 2005 (PlusNews ), The government of Burkina Faso has announced plans to double the number of people living with AIDS on subsidised antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to 10,000 by the end of this year and increase the number of people receiving the life-enhancing drugs to more than 30,000 by 2010.
BURKINA FASO: AIDS efforts get World Bank support
5 May 2005 (PlusNews ), The World Bank has approved a US $5 million grant for anti-AIDS programmes in Burkina Faso, where the estimated HIV prevalence rate is 2.7 percent.
BURKINA FASO: Returning migrants struggle to pay for AIDS treatment
4 February 2005 (PlusNews ), Two years ago Moumoumi Guira fled ethnic attacks and civil war in Cote d'Ivoire. He got back safely to his native Burkina Faso, only to discover he was HIV positive.
BURKINA FASO: Government needs help to increase numbers on ARV, aid workers say
31 December 2004 (PlusNews ), Health authorities in Burkina Faso have already admitted they will not be able to meet global goals for providing antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to people living with AIDS, but aid workers say even the government's scaled-down target will be under threat if grassroots groups are not drafted into the fight.
BURKINA FASO: Local fundraising planned for AIDS treatment
9 November 2004 (PlusNews ), An AIDS NGO in Burkina Faso is shifting to local fundraising, as external funding seems to focus more on prevention programmes than long-term anti-AIDS treatment.
BURKINA FASO: NGOs seek local funds to access ARVs
8 November 2004 (PlusNews ), Local HIV/AIDS NGOs in Burkina Faso are planning to raise funds in the country rather than seek external sources of funding for antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, activists told PlusNews.
BURKINA FASO: AIDS $1.5 million project administered by UN
17 August 2004 (PlusNews ), The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to help Burkina Faso tackle HIV/AIDS by administering an African Development Fund (ADF) loan of US $1.5 million.
BURKINA FASO: Survey shows drop in HIV/AIDS rates
10 May 2004 (PlusNews ), The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Burkina Faso is more optimistic after new data suggested a decline in HIV/AIDS rates over the past year.
BURKINA FASO: Sentinel survey shows decline in AIDS prevalence
7 May 2004 (PlusNews ), The HIV infection rate in Burkina Faso has declined sharply over the past year, according to the the country's latest sentinel survey, which is based on the voluntary testing of pregnant women at ante-natal clinics.

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