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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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=91180
SOUTHERN AFRICA: HIV prevention for youth - it's complicated
19 November 2010 (PlusNews ), When it comes to understanding what drives HIV infections among young people in southern Africa, the epicentre of the global AIDS pandemic, why not ask young people themselves?
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=91138
SOUTHERN AFRICA: No sex for a month to prevent HIV
9 November 2010 (PlusNews ), An aggressive national campaign to persuade people to abstain from sex or commit to 100 percent condom use for a month could make a significant contribution to HIV prevention efforts, says a leading HIV expert.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=91037
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90765
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90767
SOUTHERN AFRICA: HIV-related cancer poorly diagnosed, treated
20 September 2010 (PlusNews ), Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), an HIV-related cancer, may not make headlines in southern Africa, but dealing with this disfiguring and potentially deadly illness presents a daunting task for health workers.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90528
SOUTHERN AFRICA: More sterilizations of HIV-positive women uncovered
30 August 2010 (PlusNews ), Veronica* did not realize she had been sterilized while giving birth to her daughter until four years later when, after failing to conceive, she and her boyfriend consulted a doctor.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90337
SOUTHERN AFRICA: No single formula for HIV risk
16 August 2010 (PlusNews ), In southern Africa, prevention campaigns highlighting the HIV risks of having more than one partner at the same time have largely targeted heterosexuals and ignored the fact that men who have sex with men also have multiple partners.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90186
SOUTHERN AFRICA: AIDS activists take funding fight to the pitch
5 July 2010 (PlusNews ), Janet "China" Mpalume led Zimbabwe's ARV Swallows to a decisive victory in the Halftime Football Tournament in Johannesburg on 2 July 2010. She wasn't playing for the FIFA World Cup, but for something potentially far more important.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=89730
AFRICA: Mother knows best
15 June 2010 (PlusNews ), One after the other, the women entered the doctor’s office full of hope and expectation and left with a sense of doom: their pregnancies were confirmed but so was their HIV status – positive. To them it sounded like a death sentence, for themselves and their unborn babies.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=89487
SOUTHERN AFRICA: HIV testing and treatment to prevent TB
19 May 2010 (PlusNews ), Diagnosing HIV early and starting antiretroviral (ARV) treatment could be the most important weapons in the battle against HIV-associated tuberculosis, but this would need a huge injection of resources in southern Africa, where the dual epidemics of TB and HIV claim the most lives.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=89188
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Same problems, less funding
4 May 2010 (PlusNews ), Without adequate funding, barriers to HIV treatment are likely to remain unchanged in spite of growing demand, a new report has warned.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=89021
AFRICA: Tracking the male circumcision rollout
2 March 2010 (PlusNews ), Medical male circumcision is now widely recognized as an important HIV prevention tool, and several African countries have included it in their national HIV strategies.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=88286
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Preparing for the worst
1 March 2010 (PlusNews ), When a crisis strikes, access to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can be among the first casualties, particularly in countries where many people are on treatment.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=88272
AFRICA: Crackdowns on gays make the closet safer
19 January 2010 (PlusNews ), More than two-thirds of African countries have laws criminalizing homosexual acts, and despite accounting for a significant percentage of new infections in many countries, men who have sex with men tend to be left out of the HIV response.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=87793
LESOTHO: Mamaleshoae Nkhahle, "They look at me and see that I am not close to dying"
30 November 2009 (PlusNews ), Mamaleshoae Nkhahle is a mother of four who works as an expert patient at the Likotsi health clinic in Lesotho's capital, Maseru. She helps people newly diagnosed with HIV to come to grips with the stigma of the disease, and diminishes the effects of such attitudes by talking openly about her own experiences of living with the virus.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=87258
LESOTHO: Mountain clinics bring HIV services to remote villages
23 November 2009 (PlusNews ), Isolated mountain communities hard hit by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho have begun to reap benefits from the overhaul of nine healthcare clinics over the past four years.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=87160
LESOTHO: Mokete Tsehlo, "I don't take [antiretroviral] drugs because I am moving around with the sheep"
12 November 2009 (PlusNews ), Mokete Tsehlo, 26, a shepherd working in the Berea district in the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, told IRIN/PlusNews how his nomadic lifestyle contributed to his HIV-positive diagnosis.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=87009
LESOTHO: Time to talk about sex and HIV
2 November 2009 (PlusNews ), Having more than one sexual relationship at the same time is driving the spread of HIV in small landlocked Lesotho. The health sector has long suspected this, but a new report by the National AIDS Commission (NAC), in partnership with UNAIDS and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, has confirmed it.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=86842
AFRICA: Electronic records can streamline health care
27 October 2009 (PlusNews ), Replacing manual data with electronic health records would significantly improve the quality of care and enable African HIV treatment programmes to be scaled up more efficiently, say the authors of a new article on the subject.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=86768

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