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TANZANIA: Authorities urge caution on popular "cure-all" herb
4 April 2011 (PlusNews ), As thousands of people flock to the north of Tanzania in search of a popular herbal "miracle" cure, authorities are urging HIV-positive people to continue taking their antiretroviral medication.
TANZANIA: New centres to boost paediatric HIV care
15 March 2011 (PlusNews ), Maria Pelula has looked after two HIV-positive orphans in the past and is now bringing up 12-year-old Adrian*, the orphaned son of a relative, in Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. But she still does not know how to tackle the sensitive subject of testing Adrian for HIV.
TANZANIA: Male circumcision campaign targets 2.8 million
7 February 2011 (PlusNews ), The Tanzanian government has embarked on a large-scale voluntary male circumcision programme aimed at reducing the HIV risk of men and boys in areas of the country with low levels of male circumcision.
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.
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?
EAST AFRICA: CEOs lead by example, take public HIV tests
18 November 2010 (PlusNews ), At least 40 East African chief executive officers (CEOs) recently took public HIV tests, a move designed to show their commitment to fighting HIV in the workplace in an increasingly integrated region.
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.
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.
EAST AFRICA: Community radio reaches refugees with HIV messages
1 October 2010 (PlusNews ), An FM radio station broadcasting from the western Tanzanian town of Ngara is bringing vital HIV prevention information to thousands of Burundian and Rwandan refugees living in the region.
TANZANIA: Women caught in crossfire of HIV battle
18 August 2010 (PlusNews ), Regina Joseph was beaten up by a group of young men for "dressing indecently" on her way to the local market in northeastern Tanzania's Mkinga District.
TANZANIA: Taking the HIV risk out of road crews
8 July 2010 (PlusNews ), An initiative by the Tanzanian government hopes to reduce HIV transmission along the country's expanding road network by targeting construction crews and the communities that surround them.
EAST AFRICA: Community HIV drug distribution improves adherence
7 July 2010 (PlusNews ), Local East African programmes are discovering the benefits of bringing HIV services closer to rural communities, with mobile drug distribution improving HIV-positive patients' adherence to antiretroviral treatment.
TANZANIA: Party hearty, but beware of HIV
16 June 2010 (PlusNews ), It is six o'clock in the evening in the village of Mabukweni, in northeastern Tanzania's Mkinga district, where Mbaruku*, 21, is looking forward to celebrating a friend's wedding at an all night party; he is sure he will meet a girl there to have sex with.
EAST AFRICA: One region, one HIV law
31 March 2010 (PlusNews ), As the East African Community (EAC) becomes more integrated, countries in the region are developing a common HIV Prevention and Management Bill that will establish minimum standards for HIV services in the five states - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
EAST AFRICA: The military as "agents for change"
30 March 2010 (PlusNews ), East African armies should be used as a resource to fight HIV/AIDS in the general population, a workshop on HIV/AIDS in the peace and security sectors heard in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.
TANZANIA: Education crucial to lowering prevalence
23 March 2010 (PlusNews ), HIV prevalence among Tanzanians who attended secondary school fell sharply between 2004 and 2008, while remaining stable among the country's least educated people, a new study has revealed.
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.
TANZANIA: Merging family planning and HIV services
1 March 2010 (PlusNews ), A Tanzanian project is integrating family planning and HIV messages via community health workers who teach HIV-positive couples how to avoid unwanted pregnancies or infecting their unborn children.
TANZANIA: Pensioners step in to plug medical gaps
22 February 2010 (PlusNews ), Elias Sempindo, 72, thought he would spend his twilight years doting on his grandchildren; instead, the retired medical officer is back treating patients at a clinic in Morogoro, 190km west of Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.
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.

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