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BOTSWANA: Unique HIV vaccine trials begin
8 July 2003 (PlusNews ), Botswana's ministry of health on Tuesday said southern Africa's first HIV vaccine trial was underway in the country.
BOTSWANA: Vaccine trials open officially
8 July 2003 (PlusNews ), The first trial of an experimental AIDS vaccine in Southern Africa began this week in Botswana with the enrollment and injection of the first two volunteers at the Princess Marina hospital in the capital, Gaborone.
BOTSWANA: US and Botswana allies against AIDS
27 June 2003 (PlusNews ), Botswana's President Festus Mogae has acknowledged the US as his country's "ally" in the war against HIV/AIDS, the local Daily News reported on Friday.
BOTSWANA: Stigma hampers HIV/AIDS treatment plan
2 June 2003 (PlusNews ), Botswana's efforts to provide antiretrovirals to people living with HIV/AIDS have been hampered by stigma, the South African Press Association (SAPA) reported on Monday.
BOTSWANA: Feature - A model for combating HIV/AIDS
28 May 2003 (PlusNews ), Botswana is the first country in Africa to implement widespread distribution of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs through its public health system under a programme aptly named 'Masa' ("new dawn"), a symbol of hope for those living with HIV/AIDS.
BOTSWANA: Unique HIV vaccine trials underway
16 May 2003 (PlusNews ), The US-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) on Thursday welcomed Botswana as a volunteer in its unique vaccine trials.
BOTSWANA: HIV/AIDS Vaccine trials underway
16 May 2003 (PlusNews ), The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) has launched an international clinical trial which will test a HIV vaccine candidate for humans in Botswana.
BOTSWANA: Free HIV/AIDS drug project lauded
7 May 2003 (PlusNews ), The third-largest drug manufacturer in the world has commended the success of Botswana's free HIV/AIDS drug programme, Associated Press (AP) reported on Wednesday.
BOTSWANA: Needle-sharing pupils may be safe
27 March 2003 (PlusNews ), Botswana's National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) on Wednesday said most of the school children recently immunised with the same needle had tested negative for HIV.
BOTSWANA: HIV/AIDS partnership launches one-of-kind study
28 February 2003 (PlusNews ), The Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute on Thursday announced the official launch of a wide-ranging study to determine the effectiveness of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment on the adult population in the southern African country.
BOTSWANA: Traditional HIV/AIDS education
19 February 2003 (PlusNews ), An Botswana AIDS NGO on Tuesday launched a series of videos to educate people on HIV treatment and prevention.
BOTSWANA: Living positively with AIDS drugs
18 February 2003 (PlusNews ), In a move considered a breakthrough for a country with high levels of stigma and discrimination, Batswana using antiretroviral (ARV) drugs have come forward to tell their stories in a series of educational videos released this week.
BOTSWANA: More condoms to curb HIV/AIDS
31 January 2003 (PlusNews ), Botswana plans to treble its distribution of condoms in a bid to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, the South African Press Agency (SAPA) reported on Thursday.
BOTSWANA: AIDS orphans exploited
8 October 2002 (PlusNews ), The cultural practice of the extended family caring for orphans is rapidly unravelling in Botswana under the strain of HIV/AIDS, exposing children to possible exploitation.
BOTSWANA: Focus on new hope in the old shebeens
6 September 2002 (PlusNews ), It's a tough neighbourhood, Old Naledi. But new hope is coming to Gaborone's largest and oldest township, in the form of a youth-led HIV/AIDS initiative.
BOTSWANA: Reducing risk for young people
21 August 2002 (PlusNews ), In the slums of Botswana's capital Gaborone, high unemployment mixed with alcohol and drug abuse help drive unsafe sex, reflected in shocking rates of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among the most vulnerable, adolescent girls.
BOTSWANA: Global AIDS Fund proposals on track
27 February 2002 (PlusNews ), Botswana's response to the Global AIDS Fund's call for proposals has been "overwhelming", an official from the Country's Coordination Mechanism (CCM) told PlusNews.
BOTSWANA: Free antiretroviral campaign might not last
18 January 2002 (PlusNews ), Botswana's campaign to provide free antiretrovirals (ARV) to HIV positive patients may not be sustainable over a lengthy period, President Festus Mogae said this week.
BOTSWANA: Brazil's lessons to help Botswana's teachers
8 January 2002 (PlusNews ), A delegation of Brazilian experts is to visit Botswana soon to help produce and promote classroom HIV/AIDS learning materials aimed at making it easier for teachers to discuss the sensitive issue.
BOTSWANA: Home-based care hailed as a success
20 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The Botswana government's home-based care programme has become an essential tool in the country's response towards HIV/AIDS, local activists told PlusNews.

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