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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.
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: 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.
UZBEKISTAN: Integrated approach to tackling HIV/AIDS on the streets
18 May 2006 (PlusNews ), On a street corner in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, an inauspicious doorway marks a new approach to dealing with the growing threat of HIV/AIDS in the country. In an effort to combat stigma and encourage testing, the government has introduced integrated facilities under one roof: a clinic for anonymous testing, a needle exchange for intravenous drug users and an advice centre for sex workers.
UZBEKISTAN: Interview with Aziz Khudoberdiev, Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS
21 April 2006 (PlusNews ), The total number of registered HIV/AIDS cases in Uzbekistan is the highest recorded in Central Asia, according to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report for Uzbekistan published on 11 April. Nearly 2,200 cases were registered in 2005, bringing the official total to 7,800. Unofficial estimates put the number of infections much higher.
UZBEKISTAN: HIV/AIDS cases on the rise
19 February 2002 (PlusNews ), Authorities in Uzbekistan have registered a total of 779 HIV-positive people, more than three quarters of whom are men, showing a sharp rise in numbers over the last two years, a UN official told IRIN on Tuesday from the Uzbek capital Tashkent

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