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LESOTHO: HIV/AIDS treatment target beyond reach
26 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Lesotho will not meet its target of providing 28,000 HIV-positive people with antiretroviral treatment by the end of the year, says a UN official.
LESOTHO: AIDS battle harmed by brain drain
22 August 2005 (PlusNews ), The brain drain of Africa's nurses to the West is hurting Lesotho's fight against HIV/AIDS, said Stephen Lewis, the UN special envoy for AIDS in Africa.
LESOTHO: Senior UN officials to visit on AIDS
16 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Two senior UN officials will arrive in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, on Wednesday to assess the country's progress in providing treatment for HIV/AIDS.
LESOTHO: ARV treatment for children slowly becomes available
19 July 2005 (PlusNews ), As Lesotho rolls out anti-AIDS drugs to a growing number of people living with HIV/AIDS, the percentage of HIV-positive children on treatment remains disturbingly low.
LESOTHO: Clinton inaugurates AIDS clinic for kids
18 July 2005 (PlusNews ), Former US President Bill Clinton dedicated a new paediatric HIV/AIDS clinic at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, on Monday.
LESOTHO: New bill gives children comprehensive protection
24 June 2005 (PlusNews ), Parliamentarians in Lesotho are deliberating on a new bill that will protect orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
LESOTHO: Numbers of people in need increasing, WFP/FAO
22 June 2005 (PlusNews ), Declining agricultural production and incomes have combined with HIV/AIDS to undermine the ability of Lesotho's poor to cope with external shocks such as drought, said a joint World Food Programme and Food and Agriculture Organisation report.
ANGOLA-LESOTHO: Food aid cuts loom due to lack of funds
13 June 2005 (PlusNews ), Much-needed food aid distributions in Angola and Lesotho have had to be cut back due to a lack of funds, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).
LESOTHO: First ever national PWA network finally gets off the ground
12 April 2005 (PlusNews ), Over the past few weeks, people living with HIV/AIDS (PWA) in Lesotho have been preparing for the launch of their long-anticipated national network - the first in the tiny mountain kingdom.
LESOTHO: The need for treatment could jeopardise the quality of care
6 April 2005 (PlusNews ), A storm is quietly brewing in Lesotho after international media reports raised concerns that private doctors were dispensing anti-AIDS drugs without specialised training - putting the lives of many HIV-positive people at risk.
LESOTHO: Abused child domestic workers even more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS
4 April 2005 (PlusNews ), The exploitation of children employed as domestic workers in the tiny kingdom of Lesotho has, until now, been shrouded in secrecy.
LESOTHO: Not enough staff, poor infrastructure, but ART launched
16 December 2004 (PlusNews ), The office of the Lesotho's HIV/AIDS Directorate, on the 6th floor of an office building in downtown Maseru, the capital, has almost none of the amenities of a modern bureaucracy.
LESOTHO: Abuse of child domestic workers uncovered
1 December 2004 (PlusNews ), The preliminary findings of a study on child domestic workers in Lesotho, forced onto the job market by poverty and HIV/AIDS, has uncovered the sometimes "highly abusive nature" of their relationship with employers.
LESOTHO: Book to mobilise politicians to fight HIV/AIDS
26 November 2004 (PlusNews ), In an effort to mobilise leaders to fight HIV/AIDS, the parliament of Lesotho and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) this week launched a publication called "What Parliamentarians can do about HIV/AIDS Action for Children and Young People".
LESOTHO: Rise in HIV-positive babies recorded
11 November 2004 (PlusNews ), At least 15 percent of babies born in Lesotho each year are HIV-positive, the government and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) have said.
LESOTHO: Canadian AIDS project planned for December
10 November 2004 (PlusNews ), Lesotho is set to benefit from a Canadian AIDS initiative, to be launched in December.
LESOTHO: Lack of revenue could sink anti-AIDS policy
5 October 2004 (PlusNews ), Lesotho's lack of a "sound revenue base" could render its well-drafted anti-AIDS policy meaningless, a new report has found.
LESOTHO: Challenges in implementing anti-AIDS policy
4 October 2004 (PlusNews ), The Lesotho government has drafted an impressive anti-AIDS policy, but the country's lack of a "sound revenue base" and inadequate capacity could render it meaningless, a new report has found.
LESOTHO: Empower women to slow AIDS - UN
23 July 2004 (PlusNews ), A senior UN official has warned that parts of Africa could be depopulated of women in 20 years as a result of HIV/AIDS.
LESOTHO: Impact of AIDS on women and children reviewed
15 June 2004 (PlusNews ), The UN special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis, is in Lesotho to examine the impact of the disease on women and vulnerable children.

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