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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.
GABON: Government cuts condom prices by 40 percent to help AIDS fight
21 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Gabon is slashing the price of male condoms in government-approved health centres by 40 percent in a bid to help prevent new HIV infections, health officials in the Central African country said.
GABON: New factory produces AIDS and anti-malarial drugs for the region
15 February 2005 (PlusNews ), The government of Gabon has opened a factory in Libreville that will manufacture drugs to treat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis for 30 million people living in six states in Central Africa.
GABON: Taxis the new weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS
16 December 2004 (PlusNews ), Flag down a red and white taxi in Gabon's capital between now and February and you might get more than you bargained for.
GABON: Female condoms are subsidised, but not widely advertised
21 October 2004 (PlusNews ), A sharp cut in the price of female condoms should promote their use in Gabon, one of the Central African countries most affected by HIV/AIDS, medical workers said.
GABON: Number of new HIV infections fell in 2003
24 September 2004 (PlusNews ), The number of people testing themselves for HIV in Gabon increased sharply last year, but there was a decrease in the number of new HIV infections detected, according to a series of survey results published this week.
GABON: Government launches free AIDS helpline
20 September 2004 (PlusNews ), The government of Gabon has set up a free 24-hour telephone information helpline for people seeking information on HIV/AIDS and how to obtain treatment for the disease.
GABON: Donated AIDS drugs plug gap while local production is planned
2 September 2004 (PlusNews ), Anti-AIDS drugs recently donated by Brazil will bring temporary relief to people living with HIV/AIDS in Gabon.
GABON: HIV/AIDS testing and drug prices reduced
11 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Gabon has announced a further reduction in the price of anti-AIDS treatment and HIV testing following a Global AIDS Fund pledge of US $3 million to tackle the pandemic.
GABON: Price of AIDS testing and ARV drugs slashed
10 June 2004 (PlusNews ), The government of Gabon has announced a further cut in the price of anti-retroviral drugs for people living with AIDS and has slashed the price of HIV/AIDS testing for the country's 1.2 million population.
GABON: Youth is more afraid of unemployment than AIDS
17 February 2004 (PlusNews ), In Gabon, where government spending is falling and unemployment is growing as the oil starts to run out, young people are more worried about getting a job than catching AIDS.

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