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BURUNDI: Deaths reported as ARV shortage continues
5 September 2011 (PlusNews ), Burundian NGOs say at least 20 people have died as a national shortage of antiretroviral continues.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=93657
BURUNDI: A struggling PMTCT programme
12 August 2011 (PlusNews ), A shortage of health facilities and health workers, frequent drug shortages and a weak government policy mean HIV-positive pregnant women in Burundi often give birth without taking any precautions to prevent transmission of the virus to their children.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=93491
BURUNDI: Religious leaders' resistance to condoms hurts HIV fight
26 May 2011 (PlusNews ), Asha* is in a polygamous marriage, and while she would like to protect herself from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, the message from the preachers at her local mosque in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, is that condoms promote adultery.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=92817
BURUNDI: Displaced women in Bujumbura risk HIV rather than hunger
26 April 2011 (PlusNews ), Desperate and displaced, some Burundian women will do anything, including have unprotected sex for money, to escape the dreadful living conditions in the Bujumbura suburb of Sabe, where more than 480 families of internally displaced persons have lived for several years.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=92572
BURUNDI: "Die-in" to protest lack of HIV care
4 April 2011 (PlusNews ), Hundreds of Burundians living with HIV/AIDS recently staged a demonstration in the capital, Bujumbura, to protest against a lack of treatment.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=92363
EAST AFRICA: Sex workers enticed or forced into unprotected sex
10 January 2011 (PlusNews ), Sex workers operating in East Africa are generally aware of the HIV risks of unprotected sex, but for many of them, the extra cash incentive clients often offer for sex without a condom is worth the risk.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=91585
HIV/AIDS: MSM groups hail pill to prevent HIV
24 November 2010 (PlusNews ), Gay rights groups have hailed the results of the first study to show that an antiretroviral (ARV) drug can prevent HIV as an important step in the fight against HIV, but say that in countries that criminalize homosexuality, the breakthrough is unlikely to have a significant impact.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=91180
EAST AFRICA: CEOs lead by example, take public HIV tests
18 November 2010 (PlusNews ), At least 40 East African chief executive officers (CEOs) recently took public HIV tests, a move designed to show their commitment to fighting HIV in the workplace in an increasingly integrated region.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=91123
HEALTH: New global plan aims to wipe out TB
14 October 2010 (PlusNews ), A new roadmap for curbing the global epidemic of tuberculosis aims to save five million lives between 2011 and 2015 and eliminate TB as a public health problem by 2050 but comes with a price tag of US$47 billion, nearly half of which must still be found.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90767
HIV/AIDS: Global Fund looks to private sector to fill funding gap
14 October 2010 (PlusNews ), With its coffers running at least US$1 billion short, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is looking to the private sector to fill the funding gap.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90765
EAST AFRICA: Community radio reaches refugees with HIV messages
1 October 2010 (PlusNews ), An FM radio station broadcasting from the western Tanzanian town of Ngara is bringing vital HIV prevention information to thousands of Burundian and Rwandan refugees living in the region.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90642
BURUNDI: HIV-positive people struggling for treatment of opportunistic infections
11 August 2010 (PlusNews ), Thousands of Burundians living with HIV are failing to obtain drugs to treat opportunistic infections since a system to provide them with free medical care has come to an end.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90128
EAST AFRICA: One region, one HIV law
31 March 2010 (PlusNews ), As the East African Community (EAC) becomes more integrated, countries in the region are developing a common HIV Prevention and Management Bill that will establish minimum standards for HIV services in the five states - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=88635
EAST AFRICA: The military as "agents for change"
30 March 2010 (PlusNews ), East African armies should be used as a resource to fight HIV/AIDS in the general population, a workshop on HIV/AIDS in the peace and security sectors heard in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=88616
AFRICA: Crackdowns on gays make the closet safer
19 January 2010 (PlusNews ), More than two-thirds of African countries have laws criminalizing homosexual acts, and despite accounting for a significant percentage of new infections in many countries, men who have sex with men tend to be left out of the HIV response.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=87793
AFRICA: Electronic records can streamline health care
27 October 2009 (PlusNews ), Replacing manual data with electronic health records would significantly improve the quality of care and enable African HIV treatment programmes to be scaled up more efficiently, say the authors of a new article on the subject.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=86768
AFRICA: Condoms - the hole truth
10 September 2009 (PlusNews ), Having a condom split during sex is not much fun, but the idea that millions of condoms may be faulty before they are opened is the stuff nightmares are made of.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=86096
AFRICA: Male circumcision slowly taking off
23 July 2009 (PlusNews ), The World Health Organization endorsed male circumcision (MC) as an HIV-prevention measure two years ago, but implementation of large-scale male circumcision programmes has been relatively slow.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=85405
GLOBAL: Treating addiction can prevent HIV
22 July 2009 (PlusNews ), Alcohol and drug addiction are major drivers of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in many parts of the world, but for political and ideological reasons, scientists and clinicians have tended to shy away from this area of HIV research, while governments and donors have been reluctant to fund programmes targeting addicts.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=85387
GLOBAL: Test and treat to wipe out AIDS
21 July 2009 (PlusNews ), The idea of using antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) not only to treat HIV infection but also to prevent new infections, and eventually to eradicate the virus almost entirely, is being hotly debated at the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa, this week.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=85373

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