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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.
MYANMAR: HIV does not recognise traditions
27 November 2007 (PlusNews ), Zar Zar's husband was a womaniser. Throughout their five years of marriage he was a regular in the brothels around the city of Rangoon in Myanmar (Burma), drank heavily, was violent, and more than once gave her a sexually transmitted infection.
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.
MYANMAR: Uphill struggle to contain HIV/AIDS
1 February 2007 (PlusNews ), Isolated Myanmar is grappling with one of the worst HIV/AIDS epidemics in Asia - a struggle made all the harder by the tiny amounts of international aid received by the military government.
MYANMAR: Interview with MSF-Holland country director
30 January 2007 (PlusNews ), One of the few international organisations working in Myanmar on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment is the health nongovernmental organisation (NGO) Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Holland. Country director Frank Smithuis spoke about the challenges of working with vulnerable groups, many of whom are criminalised by the government.
MYANMAR: UK provides US $37m to fight HIV/AIDS and other diseases
14 August 2006 (PlusNews ), The British government is providing US $ 37 million to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in Myanmar.
MYANMAR: Preventing HIV/AIDS among school dropouts
24 May 2006 (PlusNews ), In military-ruled Myanmar poverty forces over half the country’s children to leave primary school early, putting many at greater risk of contracting HIV/AIDS as they are left out of any formal education on how to avoid the virus.
MYANMAR: Boosting condom use through clever marketing
1 May 2006 (PlusNews ), In military-ruled Myanmar, condoms were virtually invisible and rarely used just a decade ago. But Population Services International (PSI), a US-based NGO, has managed to break through the social resistance to using, and talking about, condoms, thanks to a clever and culturally specific marketing campaign, starring a sun-hat wearing chameleon.

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