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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.
GUINEA: "I don't want to remarry unless I find someone who is HIV positive"
13 November 2008 (PlusNews ), Fatoumata Binta Diallo's husband had been positive for many years when she discovered she was HIV positive in 2001, but he had never told her. Neither had he told his other wives. Diallo, 49, a widow and a mother of six, lives in Conakry, capital of Guinea, and is now President of REGAP+ (network of people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Guinea). She told IRIN/PlusNews her story.
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.
GUINEA: AIDS patients want less talk and more action
10 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Donors and the government have launched another HIV/AIDS programme in the forest region of south-eastern Guinea, the region with the highest infection rate in the country, but HIV-positive residents are still struggling to access anti-AIDS medication.
GUINEA: Government study shows HIV infections rising
24 March 2005 (PlusNews ), A new sentinel survey of pregnant women who underwent voluntary AIDS testing in maternity clinics, indicates that 4.3 percent of Guinea's adult population is infected with HIV.
GUINEA: Global Fund donation lowers ARV price dramatically
20 December 2004 (PlusNews ), An international donation of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) will see a dramatic reduction in the price of the anti-AIDS medication in Guinea.
GUINEA: First donation of ARVs will help slash costs
17 December 2004 (PlusNews ), Guinea received a donation of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) from the international community for the first time on Friday that will allow costs to be dramatically reduced.
GUINEA: Refugee influx adds fuel to AIDS crisis in southeast Guinea
26 July 2004 (PlusNews ), There are only two AIDS testing centres in the whole of Guinea and only one pilot project supplying anti-retroviral drugs to a group of 50 people. Aid workers say the disease is spreading out of control in the remote southeast, where a massive influx of refugees from neighbouring Liberia has complicated the situation.
GUINEA: Higher than expected AIDS rates in Guinea
23 July 2003 (PlusNews ), The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Guinea is on the verge of spreading rapidly within the general population, a new study has found.
GUINEA: AIDS pandemic on the rise
22 July 2003 (PlusNews ), AIDS is spreading rapidly in Guinea, where 2.8 per cent of the population are infected with the HIV virus, according to new research that has just been published by the government.

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