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ETHIOPIA: HIV prevention services for those most at risk
12 June 2012 (PlusNews ), More than 100 million condoms will be distributed annually to sex workers, men who have sex with men and other groups vulnerable to HIV as part of a new five-year programme to be run by the Ethiopian government and the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
ETHIOPIA: HIV testing numbers rising steadily
5 June 2012 (PlusNews ), Successful HIV testing campaigns in Ethiopia are showing a ten-fold jump in the number of people testing each year since 2005.
ETHIOPIA: New HIV policy focuses on HIV in the workplace
26 March 2012 (PlusNews ), The government has teamed up with Ethiopia's main employees' and employers' associations to launch a new HIV/AIDS workplace policy that is to be implemented across the nation.
ETHIOPIA: Finding space for people with disabilities on HIV agenda
8 March 2012 (PlusNews ), Ethiopians with disabilities say they have been largely excluded from the government's national HIV programmes and are unable to access services.
AFRICA: Snake oil salesmen and dodgy HIV "cures"
19 January 2012 (PlusNews ), Uganda's National Drug Authority recently arrested sales representatives of a company selling a drug that purports to cure HIV; the firm's owners are not licensed to sell medicine and are being sought by the police.
ETHIOPIA: New PMTCT plan needs men
4 January 2012 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia's new plan to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission by 2015 cannot be attained unless men are more meaningfully involved in reproductive health, experts say.
HIV/AIDS: Depression "overlooked" in treating HIV patients
7 December 2011 (PlusNews ), HIV patients in Africa frequently suffer shame and depression but the continent’s health systems are ill-equipped to handle the issue, which not only affects their quality of life, but can lead to poor adherence to HIV treatment regimens.
HIV/AIDS: MSM meeting stirs controversy at HIV conference
5 December 2011 (PlusNews ), A meeting to address issues around HIV and men who have sex with men went ahead as scheduled in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 3 December, despite protests and calls for its cancellation by local religious leaders.
ETHIOPIA: Food for body and soul
18 August 2011 (PlusNews ), Three years ago, Munit* was hungry, lonely and HIV-positive; her husband refused to be tested and she felt burdened by her secret status, unable to share her daily struggles with friends and family.
HORN OF AFRICA: Drought and HIV - a dangerous combination
28 July 2011 (PlusNews ), More than 11.6 million people are facing starvation in the Horn of Africa, and as aid agencies struggle to feed them, experts are warning that a lack of food could have wider consequences, including jeopardizing the health of people on HIV treatment.
ETHIOPIA: Five-year project to benefit OVC
16 June 2011 (PlusNews ), Kokobe Abate is a widow struggling to raise her daughter Almaz in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The death of her husband hit the family hard, but he had given up on life long before he died.
ETHIOPIA: Bid to boost ART adherence
13 April 2011 (PlusNews ), A three-month campaign by Addis Ababa's health bureau hopes to boost adherence to antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs in the Ethiopian capital by improving communication between patients and health service providers.
ETHIOPIA: Reducing TB risk in Addis Ababa
23 March 2011 (PlusNews ), Health officials in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, are concerned about the spread of tuberculosis in the city's crowded public transport networks and tightly packed "DSTV [satellite television] houses" where ardent fans come to watch English and Spanish football.
ETHIOPIA: Hospital births still unpopular
9 March 2011 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia is boosting its health worker numbers, building thousands of health centres and working with donors to prioritize the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission. Even so, most women still prefer to have their babies at home.
ETHIOPIA: Transport sector launches HIV policy
17 January 2011 (PlusNews ), The Ethiopian government has unveiled an HIV policy for its transport sector, which has grown significantly in recent years alongside the rapidly expanding road network.
ETHIOPIA: Five-year plan to halve new HIV infections
23 December 2010 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia's government has come up with an ambitious plan to halve new HIV infections, quadruple its annual condom distribution and put 85 percent of people who need life-prolonging HIV medication on treatment within five years.
ETHIOPIA: HIV risk in a booming construction industry
6 December 2010 (PlusNews ), Everywhere in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, modern buildings are popping up and wide roads are being built. The country's booming construction sector is attracting thousands of labourers, and government officials are increasingly recognizing the need to target these workers with HIV prevention services.
HIV/AIDS: MSM groups hail pill to prevent HIV
24 November 2010 (PlusNews ), Gay rights groups have hailed the results of the first study to show that an antiretroviral (ARV) drug can prevent HIV as an important step in the fight against HIV, but say that in countries that criminalize homosexuality, the breakthrough is unlikely to have a significant impact.
HIV/AIDS: Global Fund looks to private sector to fill funding gap
14 October 2010 (PlusNews ), With its coffers running at least US$1 billion short, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is looking to the private sector to fill the funding gap.
HEALTH: New global plan aims to wipe out TB
14 October 2010 (PlusNews ), A new roadmap for curbing the global epidemic of tuberculosis aims to save five million lives between 2011 and 2015 and eliminate TB as a public health problem by 2050 but comes with a price tag of US$47 billion, nearly half of which must still be found.

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