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BOTSWANA: AIDS-free youth urged to donate blood
21 October 2005 (PlusNews ), A new project in Botswana is educating young people on how to stay free of HIV in order to supply public hospitals with safe blood.
BOTSWANA: Business community calls for greater participation in eradicating HIV/AIDS
20 September 2005 (PlusNews ), The Botswana Business Coalition on AIDS (BBCA) has urged the business community to play a more active role in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
BOTSWANA: HIV/AIDS prevention accord signed with Brazil
29 July 2005 (PlusNews ), During his recent visit to Brazil, Botswana President Festus Mogae signed an agreement with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to combine forces against HIV/AIDS.
BOTSWANA: The ABC of Masturbation
5 July 2005 (PlusNews ), A youth NGO in Botswana has launched a campaign offering young Batswana another option in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS: masturbation.
BOTSWANA: Red tape stymies media spreading anti-AIDS message
26 May 2005 (PlusNews ), Journalists in Botswana say the government's lack of cooperation with the media is threatening to undermine ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.
BOTSWANA: Tenofovir trials to start soon - despite controversy
30 March 2005 (PlusNews ), Botswana will soon be embarking on the clinical trials of the anti-AIDS drug, tenofovir, despite concerns over how the tests were conducted in Cameroon, Nigeria and Cambodia.
BOTSWANA: Anti-AIDS drugs for armed forces
10 March 2005 (PlusNews ), Botswana has started providing antiretroviral drugs to soldiers in an effort to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on its armed forces.
BOTSWANA: Anti-AIDS drugs for armed forces
10 March 2005 (PlusNews ), Botswana has started providing antiretroviral drugs to soldiers in an effort to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on its armed forces.
BOTSWANA: US $ 35 million boost for anti-AIDS efforts
9 March 2005 (PlusNews ), Botswana's anti-AIDS efforts are to receive an injection of US $35 million from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
BOTSWANA: Miss Stigma Free 2005 crowned
28 February 2005 (PlusNews ), An elated 22-year-old AIDS activist, Cynthia Leshomo, was crowned Miss Stigma Free 2005 at a glittering event on Saturday at Botswana's Gaborone International Convention Centre.
BOTSWANA: Shock visual tactics prove successful in AIDS education
9 February 2005 (PlusNews ), An HIV/AIDS education project introduced to Botswana about 15 years ago, labelled at the time as "radical and insensitive" by the Ministry of Health, is now an invaluable tool in combating the disease.
BOTSWANA: Lack of capacity closes NGO's doors
9 February 2005 (PlusNews ), As more HIV/AIDS resources begin flowing into developing countries, a lack of capacity in some smaller AIDS organisations is making it difficult for them to manage donor funding.
BOTSWANA: Raising youth AIDS awareness like 'trying to fight a dead animal'
25 January 2005 (PlusNews ), It's a well-known fact among young Batswana that their country has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world; they know what HIV/AIDS is, what causes it, and ways to prevent it.
BOTSWANA: Countering stigma isn't easy
17 January 2005 (PlusNews ), When Tebogo Masilo obtained a bursary to study archaeology in the United States he was overjoyed, but it didn't last long. As part of its regulations, the government demands an HIV test.
BOTSWANA: UNICEF calls for expansion of orphan care programmes
6 January 2005 (PlusNews ), Botswana's orphan population continues to grow as a consequence of AIDS, but just under half the children receive no official assistance, according to a joint United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Botswana government report.
BOTSWANA: Model treatment programme has its problems
16 December 2004 (PlusNews ), When the Botswana government decided to provide free antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to its HIV-positive citizens, the country was hailed for taking such a bold step at a time when some of its neighbours continued to debate the toxicity of the drugs and wrestle with how they would fund their treatment plans.
BOTSWANA: President's shock warning on AIDS
1 December 2004 (PlusNews ), Botswana's President Festus Mogae has warned that the country cannot sustain the current high rate of HIV infection and that people should "abstain from unsafe sex, or die".
BOTSWANA: US cash boost for AIDS battle
8 November 2004 (PlusNews ), The US has announced plans to commit almost $30 million to Botswana's battle against HIV and AIDS as part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
BOTSWANA: President promises attack on AIDS and poverty
4 November 2004 (PlusNews ), Botswana's President Festus Mogae pledged to tackle HIV/AIDS and poverty as he began his second and final term as leader earlier this week, telling the National Assembly that the situation demanded urgent action.
BOTSWANA: AIDS drug roll out bearing fruit
26 October 2004 (PlusNews ), Health experts have attributed fewer AIDS-related deaths in Botswana to the government's steadily progressing rollout of anti-AIDS drugs.

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