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SOUTHERN AFRICA: TB preventative therapy scorecard
23 March 2012 (PlusNews ), Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer of HIV-positive people globally. Almost 15 years ago the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS recommended that people living with HIV be given isoniazid preventative TB therapy (IPT), to prevent active TB, but national implementation of IPT has been slow.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=95141
HIV/AIDS: A deadly funding crisis
1 December 2011 (PlusNews ), This World AIDS Day on 1 Dec should have been a much more joyous event: the global HIV/AIDS response has turned a significant corner, with record numbers of people on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and fewer new HIV infections. But the announcement by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, cancelling its next funding round, has cast a shadow over any celebrations and highlighted the precarious nature of HIV/AIDS funding.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=94354
HIV/AIDS: Feeling the pinch
1 December 2011 (PlusNews ), Faced with the global economic downturn and less money from donors, national HIV programmes in East and Southern Africa - the region hardest hit by HIV/AIDS - are struggling to stay afloat. IRIN/PlusNews brings you a wrap of countries feeling the biggest pinch.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=94363
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
MOZAMBIQUE: Technology revolution hits HIV testing and treatment
25 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Delayed test results often mean HIV patients in Mozambique fail to get timely treatment, but new technology is reducing the need to send tests to far away laboratories, and speeding up test results and HIV treatment.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90868
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
MOZAMBIQUE: HIV patients team up to make treatment cheaper
11 October 2010 (PlusNews ), For HIV patients in Africa, monthly trips to refill antiretroviral (ARV) prescriptions cost time and money that may be in short supply. But a new strategy being pioneered in Mozambique is easing the burden of monthly refills for patients and the health system.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90741
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
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
MOZAMBIQUE: Reaching the handicapped with HIV prevention
11 January 2010 (PlusNews ), Stefania*, 17, who has been wheelchair-bound since being involved in a traffic accident as a child, likes to go to Celso's, a popular bar in Matundo, a suburb of Tete city in northwestern Mozambique.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=87697

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