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DRC: An untapped supply of HIV/AIDS treatment
11 December 2006 (PlusNews ), Thousands of people living with AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are going without treatment while the production line at a modern antiretroviral (ARV) factory in the east of the country lies largely idle.
DRC: Ex-combatants confront the reality of HIV
14 November 2006 (PlusNews ), Craning their necks through the window of a medical centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a dozen ex-combatants from the recent civil war watch images of sexually transmitted infections flashing on a television screen.
DRC: 'Sexual terrorism' in South Kivu leaves HIV in its wake
22 October 2006 (PlusNews ), In 2004 the United Nation’s World Health Organisation estimated there were 25,000 survivors of sexual violence in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province, but those working to rebuild shattered lives consider this a fraction of the real number.
DRC: Sexual violence, lack of healthcare spreads HIV/AIDS among pygmies
13 September 2006 (PlusNews ), The forest people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), marginalised at the best of times, were easy targets for the marauding soldiers and militiamen that reduced the eastern provinces to one of the world's bloodiest war zones.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC): Safe blood for transfusions still problematic
31 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Blood that has been tested and is safe for transfusion is a rarity in the South Kivu Province of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
DRC: Combating HIV/AIDS in conflict-ridden South Kivu
18 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Donors have poured millions of US dollars into combating HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but the government has yet to provide a comprehensive programme, leaving international NGOs and churches to provide care and treatment in the mineral-rich eastern provinces, where 10 years of conflict has all but wiped out health infrastructure.
DRC: Help and justice for raped, displaced women
1 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Seven years after she was gang-raped by a dozen soldiers and had to flee her village near Kalemie, in northern Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Masoka Furha is still trying to recover from the brutal attack that left her infected with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), in constant pain and unable to bear children.
DRC: Hoping to counter the war legacy of rising HIV/AIDS
1 August 2006 (PlusNews ), After years of conflict, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now faced with a new challenge: to prevent the number of HIV infections from escalating to those in neighbouring countries.
DRC: ARV distribution hindered by the war
4 March 2005 (PlusNews ), With less than one percent of HIV-positive people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on anti-AIDS drugs, the country - which has been torn apart by six years of conflict - is slowly trying to launch its treatment programme.
DRC: War-driven rape fuels AIDS
27 October 2004 (PlusNews ), Experts are concerned that rape attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are causing the rate of HIV infection to rise.
DRC: Help victims of sexual violence among expelled Congolese, OCHA says
28 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Tens of thousands of Congolese expelled from Angola may be in need of psychological support and health care following reports of systematic sexual violence they underwent upon their expulsion, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported on Tuesday.
DRC: Millions secured to step up AIDS control
21 April 2004 (PlusNews ), A US $102 million financing agreement has been signed between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the World Bank to step up the fight against HIV/AIDS in the country.
DRC: Government, University of North Carolina sign technical agreement
14 April 2004 (PlusNews ), The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has authorised the University of North Carolina to set up an office at the Kinshasa Referral Hospital to improve public health care in the country.
DRC: World Bank AIDS millions granted
2 April 2004 (PlusNews ), The World Bank has provided a US $102 million grant to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to support the implementation of a national HIV/AIDS strategic plan.
DRC: US official in pledge for more aid to combat HIV/AIDS
16 March 2004 (PlusNews ), The US government will accelerate aid to Africa's efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic, US Treasury Undersecretary John Taylor said on Monday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.
DRC: Focus on rampant rape, despite end of war
8 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Widespread rape of women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has continued to increase despite the inauguration of a transitional national government and related institutions, organizations in the fight against sexual violence have said.
DRC: Country Profile
27 January 2004 (PlusNews ), The following is a new Country Profile database for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, providing contact details of key AIDS NGOs, government departments and UN agencies, plus the latest epidemiological data and country indicator statistics.
DRC: Much-needed AIDS funding under preparation
10 December 2003 (PlusNews ), The World Bank is currently preparing a US $100 million grant to help the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) tackle HIV/AIDS.
DRC: MONUC helping to break "vicious circle of fear" about HIV/AIDS
2 December 2003 (PlusNews ), The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUC, is using all of its public information mediums to broadcast HIV/AIDS awareness and "help break the vicious circle of fear, prejudice and ignorance associated with the spread of the disease", the mission's head and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the country, William Swing, said on Monday.
DRC: HIV/AIDS prevalence 20 percent in certain regions
5 November 2003 (PlusNews ), The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may have reached 20 percent in certain regions of the country, according to Dr Francois Lepira, director of the national programme against AIDS (Programme national de lutte contre le sida).

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