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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: 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.
MALI: Defining a national care plan for kids at risk
3 June 2005 (PlusNews ), Noumousso Mariko found the little girl outside her door one morning in 2000 when she was leaving for the office. The child was seven years old, orphaned, and HIV-positive, and her aunt had decided to abandon her there because she could no longer cope.
MALI: Using telephones to fight HIV/AIDS
7 December 2004 (PlusNews ), Mali has a new tool to help it curb the spread of HIV/AIDS - the cellphone. The international NGO, Population Services International (PSI), has launched a campaign using cellular technology to educate Malians about the pandemic.
MALI: Excision practiced where pre-Islamic traditions strongest
15 June 2004 (PlusNews ), The overwhelming majority of women in Mali still undergo female circumcision in their youth, but attitudes are changing, and now a US $2 million public awareness campaign by Plan International is set to change them even faster.
MALI: Cash injection for HIV/AIDS programme
1 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Mali's national HIV/AIDS programme will benefit from a US $25.5 million grant over five years from the International Development Association, the World Bank's soft-loan agency, the Pan African News Agency reported.
MALI: New action mounted against HIV/AIDS
24 November 2003 (PlusNews ), Local leaders in Mali have agreed to set up committees to strengthen existing campaigns against HIV/AIDS.
MALI: Tuberculosis makes a comeback as patients fail to seek treatment
23 October 2003 (PlusNews ), Tuberculosis is making a comeback in Mali, partly as a result of HIV/AIDS patients falling prey to the disease, but also because the respiratory disease is considered shameful and patients are reluctant to seek treatment, government officials said.
MALI: MALI: 'Declare HIV/AIDS a public health threat' - AIDS activist
20 December 2002 (PlusNews ), President of the Malian Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Modibo Kane, on Thursday said if HIV/AIDS is declared a public-health threat just as smallpox, leprosy and tuberculosis were, discrimination against people infected with HIV/AIDS would be diminished.

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