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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: In the land of the free - HIV restrictions in the US
9 November 2007 (PlusNews ), Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are constitutionally guaranteed rights in the United States, but when immigrants go searching for Lady Liberty, HIV status may affect their chances of chasing down the American dream.
LIBERIA: HIV rates lower than feared
23 August 2007 (PlusNews ), Reliable statistics on HIV/AIDS have been hard to come by in Liberia, slowly recovering from years of conflict, but two recently released surveys indicate a much lower HIV/AIDS prevalence rate than was previously thought.
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.
LIBERIA: New programme to prevent mother-to-child transmission gains momentum
4 July 2007 (PlusNews ), Thousands of pregnant women have been tested for HIV since Liberia introduced a programme to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmissions (PMTCT) eight months ago, according to the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP).
LIBERIA: Sex, drugs and HIV
16 February 2007 (PlusNews ), Because of men like Patrick Kollie, Carey Street in the heart of Monrovia is not the best place to be at night looking like you might have a bit of cash, a mobile phone or anything else of value that could be snatched in a quick mugging.
LIBERIA: Government, women's groups decry post-war sexual violence
15 January 2007 (PlusNews ), Rising levels of rape and sexual exploitation of women and teenage girls in Liberia have sparked concern by both the government and women's rights groups.
LIBERIA: Stigma blunts AIDS action
10 November 2006 (PlusNews ), The bustling commercial town of Ganta, a five-hour drive from the Liberian capital, Monrovia, is emblematic of the AIDS challenge facing the country as it rebuilds after 14 years of civil war.
LIBERIA: Fears about continuation of ARV programmes
2 October 2006 (PlusNews ), The National Programme to fight AIDS (NACP) in Liberia says it is concerned about the future of programmes distributing antiretroviral (ARV) medicines after a grant from international financing body, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, ends in December.
LIBERIA: AIDS orphans need attention, foundation says
21 September 2006 (PlusNews ), The Liberian government needs to reexamine how it deals with children whose parents are HIV-positive or have died of AIDS, the leader of a local AIDS charity says.
LIBERIA: HIV/AIDS education, a first for Liberian classrooms
8 August 2006 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS will be on the curriculum next month for 10,000 Liberian students at the Lutheran Church School System, the third largest church-school network in Liberia, which has made HIV/AIDS education mandatory in its 40 schools.
LIBERIA: AIDS relief offered by Clinton Foundation
19 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Former US president Bill Clinton agreed on Tuesday to help assist Liberia's battle against HIV/AIDS.
LIBERIA: President secures free HIV test kits
10 May 2006 (PlusNews ), Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf accepted anti-AIDS assistance by the global pharmaceutical giant, Abbott Laboratories, during a visit to Chicago, US, this week.
LIBERIA: Concern over HIV/ AIDS infection rate
21 April 2006 (PlusNews ), Liberia’s new peacetime government is alarmed at the rapidly rising rate of HIV and AIDS infections, which is now a “serious problem”, according to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
LIBERIA: Youth not putting HIV prevention lessons into practice
27 October 2005 (PlusNews ), First the good news. Young Liberians know about AIDS, how they might contract the disease and what they can do to protect themselves. Now the bad news. They are not putting that knowledge into practice.

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