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BOTSWANA: US ambassador predicts ultimate AIDS victory
27 September 2004 (PlusNews ), The US ambassador to Botswana, Joseph Huggins, says the country may ultimately win the battle against HIV and AIDS, although it could be a slow and mammoth process, according to a local newspaper, The Daily News.
BOTSWANA: AIDS drug programme not meeting demand
29 July 2004 (PlusNews ), The head of Botswana's AIDS drug programme, Ernest Darkoh, has expressed concern that the initiative lacked the capacity to meet the country's "ever worsening, perpetual, insatiable demand".
BOTSWANA: Expectant mothers take up routine HIV testing
11 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Scores of pregnant women in Botswana's second largest commercial centre, Francistown, are embracing routine HIV testing, a study has revealed.
BOTSWANA: Tribal leaders tackle AIDS stigma
1 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Botswana Paramount Chief Kgosi Kgari Sechele III and 30 of his tribal leaders have voluntarily tested for HIV to help lessen AIDS-related stigma.
BOTSWANA: Peace Corps gets chiefs to undergo HIV tests
26 May 2004 (PlusNews ), In Molepolole, a village 50 kilometres outside Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, Chief Sechele enthusiastically accepted when a group of United States Peace Corp volunteers broke with tradition last week and asked the Bakwena Paramount Chief, Kgosi Kgari Sechele III, to publicly take an HIV test.
BOTSWANA: Botswana Ministry of Health to reach more with HIV training
25 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Botswana's ministry of health this week announced its intention to expand its existing HIV/AIDS training programme to reach more health care professionals.
BOTSWANA: President defends AIDS testing
14 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Foreign criticism of routine HIV testing is hampering Botswana's efforts to treat people living with HIV/AIDS, according to Botswana President Festus Mogae.
BOTSWANA: Need to make men more sexually responsible
12 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Botswana's efforts to curb the AIDS epidemic will be shaped by attempts to make men more sexually responsible.
BOTSWANA: New voluntary testing centre opens
7 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Parents the world over usually find it difficult to talk to their children about sex, even if they are growing up in a country like Botswana, with one of the highest HIV rates on the planet.
BOTSWANA: Caregivers manual launched
5 April 2004 (PlusNews ), A new manual designed to help health care workers deal with the impact of HIV/AIDS has been launched in Botswana.
BOTSWANA: Still no guidelines for generic AIDS drugs
1 April 2004 (PlusNews ), International health officials attending a conference in Botswana had failed to reach an agreement on global guidelines for low-cost generic HIV/AIDS drugs after US officials raised concerns about their safety, the Associated Press news agency reported.
BOTSWANA: AIDS gets top billing at global conference
23 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Botswana President Festus Mogae has urged Africa to usher in good governance and tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic on a "war footing" if it wanted to catch up with the rest of the world.
BOTSWANA: AIDS gets top billing at global conference
23 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Botswana President Festus Mogae has urged Africa to usher in good governance and tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic on a "war footing" if it wanted to catch up with the rest of the world.
BOTSWANA: Few women accessing PMTCT services
23 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Few pregnant mothers in Botswana are accessing free HIV/AIDS related services, including free antiretrovirals being provided by the state, says a recent study.
BOTSWANA: Interview with Dr Ndwapi Ndwapi, director of Princess Marina Hospital's ARV programme
11 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Dr Ndwapi Ndwapi is the director of the Infectious Disease Care Clinic Antiretroviral (ARV) Programme at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. He discusses the challenges facing the government's ARV rollout, the role of technology transfer in the procurement of drugs, and the problems faced in "internalising" ARV therapy within the national health care system.
BOTSWANA: Gaps remain in AIDS knowledge
11 March 2004 (PlusNews ), A survey of listeners to Botswana's popular HIV/AIDS radio drama, "Makgabaneng", has revealed a lack of specific knowledge about the virus in a country with the world's highest level of HIV infection.
BOTSWANA: Concern over AIDS funding and Middle East war
10 December 2003 (PlusNews ), Botswana President Festus Mogae has expressed concern that US military operations in Iraq could be "diverting crucial money" pledged by America to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.
BOTSWANA: US promotes women's empowerment in AIDS battle
19 November 2003 (PlusNews ), Women currently make up an estimated 67 percent of HIV-positive adults in Botswana and should be given the means to break from traditional social roles to improve their circumstances, US undersecretary of state for global affairs, Paula Dobriansky, has said.
BOTSWANA: Brain drain impacts on national AIDS programme
14 November 2003 (PlusNews ), Botswana's public health system lacks a sufficient number of trained workers to staff its HIV/AIDS programmes, the country's President Festus Mogae has said.
BOTSWANA: Slow HIV testing pace concerns government
13 November 2003 (PlusNews ), The reluctance of people in Botswana to be tested for HIV/AIDS is slowing the country's efforts in tackling the pandemic, the Ministry of Health has said.

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