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NIGERIA: Workplace policy to protect HIV-positive people is "toothless"
12 July 2007 (PlusNews ), Many HIV-positive Nigerians are still losing their jobs or being denied work because of their status. Activists say a national workplace policy to protect them from stigma and discrimination, adopted over two years ago, is practically toothless.
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: Sexuality a human right for HIV positive women
9 July 2007 (PlusNews ), Abstinence or a sexually active life? The dilemma, faced daily by HIV-positive women around the world, was discussed by delegates attending the first global conference on women and AIDS, in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
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.
NIGERIA: Positive mother speaks out
25 April 2007 (PlusNews ), When Yinka Jegede-Ekpe tested positive for HIV 10 years ago, at the age of 19, the last thing on her mind was marriage and children. At the time, information on living with the virus was limited and a positive status was considered a death sentence.
NIGERIA: "Nollywood" joins fight against HIV
17 October 2006 (PlusNews ), Actors and filmmakers from 'Nollywood' - as Nigeria's film industry is colloquially known - have come out in support of the fight against HIV/AIDS.
NIGERIA: Oldest and youngest carry the AIDS burden
1 September 2006 (PlusNews ), Sometimes when stooped and grey-haired Kuzonyawo Tanko picks up his hoe to walk to the fields and farm, he breaks down and cries at the misfortune that AIDS has brought on his family.
NIGERIA: Govt tough on HIV blood blunder
11 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's Federal Government has authorised the dismissal of key officials at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), after an infant was infected with HIV during a blood transfusion.
NIGERIA: Crackdown on dodgy blood banks
28 July 2006 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS has led to a far greater focus on safe donor blood than ever before but operating a blood bank or laboratory in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, has not been strictly regulated until recently.
NIGERIA: More ARV sites but some areas neglected - report
18 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Nigeria is rolling out anti-AIDS drugs to a growing number of people living with HIV/AIDS, but getting hold of the medication is still a major struggle for those living outside key urban centres.
NIGERIA: Clinton steps in to boost treatment efforts
18 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Former US president Bill Clinton has agreed to help facilitate the supply of affordable anti-AIDS drugs and HIV diagnostic equipment to Nigeria.
NIGERIA: AIDS rate concern despite slight drop
14 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Nigerian AIDS experts expressed concern on Thursday over the number of people living with the HI virus, despite a recent marginal drop in prevalence rates.
NIGERIA: Homosexuality blamed for rising HIV rates
11 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA) has accused homosexuals of being a major obstacle in the government's efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS.
NIGERIA: Media praised for HIV/AIDS advocacy in UNGASS report
30 May 2006 (PlusNews ), A growing number of Nigerian journalists have evolved from mere reporters and broadcasters to being HIV/AIDS advocates, and their contribution is recognised in Nigeria's report on progress in meeting targets set by the 2001 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS).
NIGERIA: Govt reaffirms AIDS commitment
3 May 2006 (PlusNews ), Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday underscored his commitment to tackling infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
NIGERIA: African leaders to meet on AIDS
1 May 2006 (PlusNews ), African heads of state are to meet in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, on Tuesday to discuss the way forward in HIV/AIDS management and control.
NIGERIA: Global Fund suspends AIDS grant
1 May 2006 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at the weekend halted US $50 million in grants to Nigeria, citing the country's failure to meet performance targets.
NIGERIA: New study tracks development of resistance to ARVs
12 April 2006 (PlusNews ), After a year of taking antiretrovirals (ARVs), more than a third of the patients surveyed in a study of Nigeria's treatment programme were not responding adequately to the medication, raising concerns about resistance.
NIGERIA: Condom ads stir passionate debate
27 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Efforts to promote condom use in Nigeria could be threatened when the Nigerian Code of Advertising Practice starts being more strictly enforced on 1 July this year.
NIGERIA: Anti-gay bill could hinder AIDS interventions
24 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Proposed legislation to criminalise same-sex relationships in Nigeria could hamper anti-AIDS efforts, rights groups said on Thursday.

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