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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.
EAST AFRICA: CEOs lead by example, take public HIV tests
18 November 2010 (PlusNews ), At least 40 East African chief executive officers (CEOs) recently took public HIV tests, a move designed to show their commitment to fighting HIV in the workplace in an increasingly integrated region.
KENYA: Exxxposed! A high-risk porn business
11 November 2010 (PlusNews ), The US adult film industry was brought to a virtual standstill recently after an actor tested HIV-positive and all his sexual partners were tested for the virus. There are no such precautions in Kenya's porn industry, where actors usually perform without a condom or routine HIV testing.
KENYA: Need to reduce HIV risk among health workers
8 November 2010 (PlusNews ), The Kenyan government is working to reduce health workers' risk of HIV infection but experts say there is a need for greater focus on providing health workers with proper safety equipment and education.
KENYA: Counselling key to success of male cut
2 November 2010 (PlusNews ), When Kenya launched its national voluntary male circumcision campaign in 2008, critics worried that it could lead to greater sexual risk-taking - but men in the western Nyanza Province seem to be disproving this theory.
KENYA: Mother-baby packs to reduce HIV transmission
29 October 2010 (PlusNews ), A new, easy-to-use pack for pregnant, HIV-positive women could significantly reduce rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) in Kenya.
KENYA: Male clinics boost men's participation in PMTCT
22 October 2010 (PlusNews ), An initiative that encourages men to visit exclusively male clinics is gaining popularity in western Kenya and increasing male participation in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programmes.
KENYA: Sex workers care for HIV-affected peers
21 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Shunned by mainstream society, sex workers with HIV-related illnesses in Nairobi are unlikely to receive help from concerned neighbours. Instead, some of them are being cared for by fellow sex workers.
KENYA: HIV prevention for married adolescents
15 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Doris Chebet has never had a say in her life; married off at 14, she has always taken orders, first from her own family, and now from her husband's.
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.
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.
KENYA: Religious outrage over minister's support of gay rights
6 October 2010 (PlusNews ), A Kenyan cabinet minister who called for greater acceptance of gays by society has been accused of promoting 'un-African' acts and asked to resign.
KENYA: Training health workers on HIV prevention for positives
4 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Kenyan health workers have been missing the opportunity to prevent HIV-positive people from infecting others because they lack the skills and knowledge to counsel this population, say specialists.
KENYA: Infant male circumcision for HIV prevention "promising"
28 September 2010 (PlusNews ), Circumcising infant boys could become part of Kenya's voluntary male circumcision programme, at present restricted to over-15s, if an ongoing pilot project in the western province of Nyanza recommends it.
KENYA: When orphans become care-givers
24 September 2010 (PlusNews ), The role of grandparents and other members of the extended family in raising HIV orphans is well established; what is less recognized is the contribution these children make to their carers' lives.
KENYA: Home HIV testing helps early diagnosis of high-risk children
21 September 2010 (PlusNews ), Home-based voluntary counselling and testing can help to diagnose HIV early among high-risk children, new research in western Kenya has found.
KENYA: Targeting older people in HIV prevention
17 September 2010 (PlusNews ), Older Kenyans, often neglected by HIV programmes that assume they are no longer sexually active and therefore not at risk, are slowly becoming more visible in the fight against the pandemic.
KENYA: Activists appeal for release of TB prisoners
15 September 2010 (PlusNews ), Kenyan human rights activists have filed an appeal for the release of two men imprisoned for defaulting on their tuberculosis (TB) treatment, and are warning that the arrests could discourage other patients from seeking treatment.
KENYA: Musa,* "When the results came back we didn't think they could be true"
10 September 2010 (PlusNews ), For the past five years Musa* and his wife have known that their HIV status was different [discordant]. Now the father of two healthy, HIV-negative children, he spoke to IRIN/PlusNews about how he and his wife - like many couples - did not know discordancy existed, and had trouble finding the answers and services they needed.
KENYA: Help HIV-positive children in pain, urges HRW
9 September 2010 (PlusNews ), A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Kenyan government needs to do more to provide palliative care for children with chronic illnesses, including cancer and HIV/AIDS.

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