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MOZAMBIQUE: Islamic schools join HIV prevention efforts
18 June 2009 (PlusNews ), It is prayer time at the Nur madrassa (Islamic religious school) in Pemba, capital of Cabo Delgado Province, on the northern coast of Mozambique. At this school, education does not stop at religious studies; on Saturdays, the malimo (teacher), Mitilage Rashid, talks to the 120 students about HIV and AIDS.
GLOBAL: Promising new drug to treat TB
17 June 2009 (PlusNews ), For the first time in nearly half a century, the world may be on the verge of adding a new drug to its arsenal against tuberculosis (TB) – one that would not only drastically improve the treatment of TB and its multidrug-resistant strains, but also shorten it.
MOZAMBIQUE: Civil servants hard hit by HIV/AIDS
17 June 2009 (PlusNews ), Nearly 20 percent of Mozambique's civil servants are HIV positive, but given that several government ministries lack reliable data, this number could even be higher, a study has warned.
GLOBAL: Economic crisis no excuse to cut funds - UN
17 June 2009 (PlusNews ), International donors must continue meeting their commitments to HIV/AIDS, even in the face of the economic downturn, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged.
GLOBAL: HIV, the silent partner in emergencies
10 June 2009 (PlusNews ), Food aid and plastic sheeting are the hallmarks of every disaster, but not always condoms and antiretrovirals, even though humanitarian agencies recognize the link between emergencies and the increased risk of HIV and AIDS.
GLOBAL: Earlier ARV treatment saves lives
10 June 2009 (PlusNews ), Findings from a clinical trial in Haiti bring the first conclusive evidence that HIV-positive people in developing countries have a significantly better chance of survival if they start antiretroviral (ARV) treatment earlier.
MOZAMBIQUE: 1,001 things you can do with condoms
10 June 2009 (PlusNews ), Carlito, just nine years old, is sitting at the edge of a sandy field in Chimoio, in the central province of Manica, Mozambique, where he and his friends play soccer, putting the finishing touches to an unusual ball to play the beautiful game
GLOBAL: Basic healthcare crucial to beating HIV, study
27 May 2009 (PlusNews ), Providing HIV prevention, care and treatment services at well-equipped local clinics could be the key to success in fighting the pandemic in the developing world, a new report by the international anti-poverty NGO, ActionAid, has said.
MOZAMBIQUE: Making childbirth safer
22 May 2009 (PlusNews ), During its first five years of operation, between 2002 and 2007, the health centre in Mude, in the Mussorize district of Manica Province, central Mozambique, assisted in only one birth.
MOZAMBIQUE: When information comes knocking
18 May 2009 (PlusNews ), Not much information about HIV and AIDS has reached people in the remote village of Magagade, in the Caia district of central Mozambique's Sofala Province. There is no electricity or piped water and the roads are so bad that Manuel Colaço, 22, had to travel there by bicycle to teach residents about how the disease is transmitted and treated.
GLOBAL: Economic downturn puts treatment of millions at risk
29 April 2009 (PlusNews ), After months of speculation about how the global economic downturn might affect HIV/AIDS programmes, a new World Bank report details the projected aftermath of the crisis and how it could place the treatment of more than 1.7 million at risk by year's end.
MOZAMBIQUE: Coordinated HIV-TB detection and treatment yields results
23 April 2009 (PlusNews ), Isabel Maria Francisco, 41, gets up at 4:30 in the morning, eats a light breakfast and takes a minibus taxi to Chamanculo Hospital on the outskirts of Mozambique's capital, Maputo, to start work as a patient-expert at 6:00 a.m.
GLOBAL: Real men don’t cry – or do they?
20 April 2009 (PlusNews ), Men don't cry. Men take risks. Men don't ask for help. Men are strong. Men have many sexual partners. These stereotypes of masculinity are contributing to the spread of HIV throughout the world, experts warned at a recent symposium on men and boys.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Universal access - the race is on!
3 April 2009 (PlusNews ), The race is on for countries in Southern Africa to meet their targets of providing universal access to care, treatment and prevention by 2010. But will they make it?
GLOBAL: Prevention the best medicine for TB
26 March 2009 (PlusNews ), Findings from an ongoing South African study into preventative tuberculosis (TB) therapy suggest that prevention really may be the best medicine.
GLOBAL: TB and HIV co-infection crisis a bigger threat
24 March 2009 (PlusNews ), One in four tuberculosis (TB) deaths in the world is HIV-related, twice as many as previously thought, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
GLOBAL: Rape survivors need better emergency care - MSF
9 March 2009 (PlusNews ), People who have suffered sexual violence in countries facing humanitarian crises need much more accessible, comprehensive and confidential care than is currently available, says a new report by the international medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
GLOBAL: HIV incidence rising in 50+ age group
3 March 2009 (PlusNews ), The number of older people with HIV may be increasing worldwide, but doctors seldom consider screening them for HIV, thus delaying diagnosis, according to an article in the World Health Organisation's March Bulletin.
GLOBAL: New insight into HI-virus
27 February 2009 (PlusNews ), New research has revealed the extent and speed at which the HI virus can adapt to overcome the body's own evolving defence systems.
MOZAMBIQUE: Bridging the prevention gap
27 February 2009 (PlusNews ), A new bridge is being built across the Zambezi River at Caia, a town in the central Mozambican province of Sofala; near the end of the workday three young men try to get the bridge construction workers to pay attention to their HIV and AIDS prevention messages.

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