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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: "We also have a right to live"
23 May 2007 (PlusNews ), Christian-Bernard and Clémentine Miangué are clear about one thing: they are not going to hide that they happen to be HIV-positive, or be deprived of the right to create a home together.
18 January 2007 (PlusNews ), After the traumas of war and forced exile, HIV is an additional hardship for many refugees living in the small huts of clay and straw in a camp at Molangue, Central African Republic (CAR), near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
9 January 2007 (PlusNews ), Marie, Emilienne, Brigitte and Angela (last names withheld) were all raped during the conflict that gripped the Central African Republic (CAR) between 2001 and 2003, and are now HIV positive.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Teaching street children about HIV
28 December 2006 (PlusNews ), Appalled by the deaths of their friends from AIDS-related infections, the street children of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, did not hesitate when offered the opportunity to learn more about the disease.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: A country on the brink of an abyss
13 November 2006 (PlusNews ), More than one tenth of adults in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) are living with HIV/AIDS, but foreign assistance has been hard to come by, leaving the country struggling to mount an effective response to the pandemic.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: The plight of rape victims endures
19 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Nearly five years after Congolese rebels introduced rape as a psychological weapon in the Central African Republic, individual victims and the nation as a whole are still dealing with the fallout.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Cost-sharing AIDS drug programme launched
25 August 2004 (PlusNews ), The Central African Republic (CAR) is providing low cost anti-AIDS drugs over the next five years in an effort to improve the life expectancy of HIV-positive people and encourage voluntary HIV screening as a preventive strategy.
24 August 2004 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS patients in the Central African Republic are to receive antiretroviral treatment at affordable prices for the next five years thanks to a US $25 million grant from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.
14 June 2004 (PlusNews ), An American NGO operating in the Central African Republic has donated HIV/AIDS testing materials to six Roman Catholic dioceses in the country, state-owned Radio Centrafrique reported.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Church leaders become involved with HIV/AIDS
3 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Church leaders in the Central African Republic (CAR) recently completed training in HIV/AIDS awareness, organised by the Ecumenical HIV/AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA).
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Church leaders trained on HIV/AIDS awareness
30 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Some 44 church leaders in the Central African Republic completed on Thursday a four-day training course on HIV/AIDS awareness, organised by the Ecumenical Initiative on HIV in Africa and a local NGO.

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