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GLOBAL: Universal HIV testing could eliminate HIV within a decade - WHO
27 November 2008 (PlusNews ), Universal HIV testing and immediate antiretroviral (ARV) drugs could reduce new infections in high-prevalence countries by as much as 95 percent within ten years, according to a new study by scientists from the UN World Health Organisation (WHO).
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=81701
GLOBAL: We can save more babies, say researchers
20 November 2008 (PlusNews ), A ground-breaking South African study has provided the first hard evidence that treating HIV-positive babies with antiretroviral (ARV) medicines from as early as six weeks dramatically improves their chances of survival.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=81578
GLOBAL: Falling foul of the Fund
4 November 2008 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was formed in 2001 for the purpose of setting up an innovative approach to providing finance to combat the three diseases that kill more than six million people worldwide every year.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=81295
GLOBAL: Leadership determines AIDS performance
25 September 2008 (PlusNews ), As South Africa prepared to swear in a new president on 25 September after the dramatic ousting of Thabo Mbeki four days before, attempts by commentators to summarise the former president's mixed legacy have not failed to mention his controversial stance on AIDS.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=80597
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=79150
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=78809
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=78602
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=77003
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=76940
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=73172
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=73092
SENEGAL: Sexually active street children increasingly vulnerable to HIV
31 October 2006 (PlusNews ), Of the thousands of children that wander the busy streets of Dakar, the capital of Senegal, most are sexually active but few have any knowledge about the risks of HIV.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=62639
SENEGAL: HIV-positive gays face double stigma
17 February 2006 (PlusNews ), Twenty-four-year old male sex worker Doudou (not his real name) was forced to turn to Senegal's leading gay NGO when his family members threw him out for being a homosexual.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=39349
SENEGAL: Bringing condoms out of the closet
20 December 2005 (PlusNews ), Adriana Bertini is a woman with a mission. She intends to turn condoms, which she considers the best form of protection against AIDS, into an everyday object that both men and women use as naturally as a piece of clothing.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=39241
SENEGAL: Students increasingly a target of HIV-prevention campaigns
6 December 2005 (PlusNews ), University student Ibrahim Thioye was confident as he stood in line last week to be tested for HIV. "No fear or apprehension whatsoever," he said. Health officials wish that more people would be as bold about learning their HIV status.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=39214
SENEGAL: First Lady launches new HIV-AIDS awareness campaign
5 December 2005 (PlusNews ), With condom use losing favour among young people, Senegal’s first lady Viviane Wade has launched a six-month HIV-AIDS awareness campaign targeted at the country’s youth.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=39210
SENEGAL: Despite awareness campaigns, young people are reluctant to get HIV tested
5 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Sitting in a classroom and wearing a shirt, tie and perfectly polished shoes, Lamine, a computer science student in Senegal's capital city, admits he has no idea whether or not he is HIV-positive.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=39025
SENEGAL: Even when companies commit to HIV care, getting message across can be difficult
12 August 2005 (PlusNews ), The Senegalese Sugar Company (CSS) provides free condoms for its 7,000 workers but there are few takers, with many male employees seeing accepting condoms as an admission of promiscuity or having a sexually-transmitted infection.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=38884
SENEGAL: AIDS takes hold in pilgrim town of Touba
4 April 2005 (PlusNews ), Senegal has one of the lowest HIV infection rates in Africa, but the central town of Touba, a Muslim shrine where over one million people gathered last week, is a hotspot where prevalence rates have shot well above the national average.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=38409
SENEGAL: Gay community plays it quietly in face of social taboos
21 January 2005 (PlusNews ), The meeting-place was at a noisy down-market street café where the waiter as well the clients were gay, but where everyone was staunchly pretending not to be. Senegal's homosexual men are peeping out from behind the mask, but social and religious taboos run strong.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=38122

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