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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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=84567
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: HIV makes a TV debut
20 May 2009 (PlusNews ), Twenty years after the first case of HIV infection was recorded in the archipelago of São Tomé and Príncipe, off the coast of Gabon, six people living with HIV/AIDS have decided to take a stand against stigma and discrimination by telling their stories on national television.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=84471
GLOBAL: Obama expands health agenda, but not funding
8 May 2009 (PlusNews ), At a time when many Americans are preoccupied with the economic crisis on their doorsteps, President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve US$63 billion for global health over the next six years.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=84297
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=84171
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=83991
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=83665
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).
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=83625
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).
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=83383
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=83270
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.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=83173
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: Anyone for a female condom?
23 February 2009 (PlusNews ), Women in São Tomé and Príncipe have a new way to avoid unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=83093
GLOBAL: Optimistic UNAIDS sets ambitious goals
10 February 2009 (PlusNews ), Wearing an orange "HIV Positive" t-shirt, the new executive director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, this week outlined his vision for the UN agency at the Ubuntu Clinic in Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, South Africa.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=82853
GLOBAL: A glimmer of hope for microbicide research
10 February 2009 (PlusNews ), After years of disappointments, AIDS researchers have announced results from a trial in which a vaginal microbicide appeared to offer promise in preventing HIV infection in women.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=82836
GLOBAL: Global Fund facing shortfall
6 February 2009 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which supplies one-quarter of all AIDS funding, is facing a funding gap of US$5 billion.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=82791
GLOBAL: A new and improved PEPFAR under Obama?
21 January 2009 (PlusNews ), Hopes are high that the change promised by incoming US President Barack Obama will extend to his foreign policy, but for more than two million people living with HIV, mainly in Africa, the changing of the guard at the White House may elicit mixed feelings.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=82494
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: Saturday night fever, with condoms
29 December 2008 (PlusNews ), The new hit being sung by everyone in São Tomé and Príncipe goes like this: "Bleguê Bleguê ... A mi na mecê Bleguê, anda com bebê..." The lyrics, in São Tomé's Forro language, have two simple but important messages: when you go out, always take condoms with you, and when you have sex, always use a condom.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=82116
WEST AFRICA: Unplugging bottlenecks in ARV distribution
10 December 2008 (PlusNews ), In West and Central Africa, large amounts of money are spent on buying antiretroviral (ARV) drugs but weak distribution systems mean many HIV-positive patients never get them, said speakers at the 15th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Dakar, Senegal, last week.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=81911
GLOBAL: Overworked and under-protected
4 December 2008 (PlusNews ), While healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa struggle to deal with unmanageable workloads resulting from HIV/AIDS, a new study has found that their needs are being neglected.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=81818
GLOBAL: Tailor prevention programmes, says UNAIDS
2 December 2008 (PlusNews ), As the global financial crisis raises the spectre of cutbacks in AIDS funding, countries need to start being more strategic about how they spend their AIDS budgets.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=81777
WEST AFRICA: HIV law "a double-edged sword"
1 December 2008 (PlusNews ), West Africa has the dubious distinction of having the most HIV legislation in sub-Saharan Africa: over 10 countries in the region have developed HIV laws, often with provisions that have sometimes been described as "terrifying", and a danger to HIV-positive people.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=81758

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