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GLOBAL: We can save more babies, say researchers
20 November 2008 (PlusNews ), A ground-breaking South African study has provided the first hard evidence that treating HIV-positive babies with antiretroviral (ARV) medicines from as early as six weeks dramatically improves their chances of survival.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=81578
DRC-UGANDA: Overwhelmed relief workers struggle to provide HIV services
18 November 2008 (PlusNews ), Violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced thousands of people to flee across the border into neighbouring countries, but relief workers in Uganda admit that HIV is low on the list of priorities.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=81529
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=81295
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=80597
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=79150
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=78809
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=78602
DRC: Rise in TB cases linked to co-infection with HIV
25 March 2008 (PlusNews ), Efforts to combat the spread of tuberculosis in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been slowed down by the problem of TB patients also infected with HIV, local health officials said.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=77442
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=77003
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=76940
DRC: Call to address sexual violence in the east
14 September 2007 (PlusNews ), The international community must take urgent action to eliminate rampant sexual violence in war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Stephen Lewis, former UN special envoy for AIDS in Africa, has said.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=74304
DRC: Jacqueline Kingombe, "I couldn't believe that my own sister would throw me out"
7 August 2007 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination have featured greatly in the life of Jacqueline Kingombe, 36, a widow struggling to bring up five children in Bukavu, capital of South Kivu Province, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=73622
DRC: Stigma hampers fight against HIV/AIDS in South Kivu
3 August 2007 (PlusNews ), In the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where people are often more concerned about their safety than HIV/AIDS, widespread stigma and discrimination are driving the epidemic underground, especially in the province of South Kivu.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=73569
DRC: Margaret Zania, "Taking care of my HIV+ grandchild has changed my life"
1 August 2007 (PlusNews ), Margaret Zania, 60, a petty trader in Bukavu, capital of South Kivu Province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is all that seven-year-old Mwajuma Rajabu has in the world since her parents died of an AIDS-related illness in 2005. Zania's life has been taken over by caring for her grandchild, who is often ill. She told IRIN/PlusNews how her life had changed.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=73536
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=73172
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=73092
DRC: When our parents died, we were accused of sorcery
22 June 2007 (PlusNews ), When David Kanyama's parents died six years ago, he and his four brothers went to live with their grandfather, but were soon chased from his home.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=72894
DRC: "It's hard to tell the congregation about my status"
18 June 2007 (PlusNews ), Father Francis Nseka is a Roman Catholic parish priest working in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nseka spoke to IRIN/PlusNews about the challenges of being a priest living with HIV.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=72794
DRC: Providing sustainable HIV treatment in war zones
13 June 2007 (PlusNews ), Running a successful HIV treatment programme in a war zone is difficult but nevertheless possible, according to the international medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=72716
DRC: ARVs don't address stigma and poverty in Ituri
26 April 2007 (PlusNews ), The majority of HIV-positive people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s northeastern district of Ituri are not taking up the offer of free life-prolonging antiretroviral drugs.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=71829

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