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SOUTH AFRICA: Call for creation of national centre on child abuse
8 October 2002 (PlusNews ), A UN human rights expert has urged that child victims of sexual violence in South Africa be provided with prophylaxis against HIV/AIDS in schools, shelters and police stations, and recommended the creation of a "National Centre on Child Abuse and Neglect".
SOUTH AFRICA: Managing HIV/AIDS in children
27 September 2002 (PlusNews ), With no treatment policy for HIV-positive children in place, existing health and social interventions that can improve the life of a child living with HIV/AIDS are not being adequately implemented in state clinics around South Africa, a study has found.
SOUTH AFRICA: Laws and policies have minimal impact on PWAs
23 September 2002 (PlusNews ), South Africa has numerous policy and legal instruments that protect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs), but many of these policies and laws have not had significant impact on the ground, according to a recently released AIDS country profile.
SOUTH AFRICA: Children TV series introduces HIV positive puppet
17 September 2002 (PlusNews ), An HIV positive muppet will soon join the cast of South Africa's Takalani Sesame, a local television production of children's educational programme, Sesame Street.
SOUTH AFRICA: Update on KZN grant
16 September 2002 (PlusNews ), Four months after the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria granted US $72 million to the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, there is still uncertainty over how the government intends to use the money.
SOUTH AFRICA: Meeting calls for response to AIDS orphans crisis
11 September 2002 (PlusNews ), The impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans and vulnerable children has reached "overwhelming" proportions, yet governments have failed to respond adequately to the situation, public health experts said on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Condoms made easy
11 September 2002 (PlusNews ), South Africa's low condom usage and high HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has prompted a leading life insurance company to develop a device to make the process of putting on a condom faster and easier.
SOUTH AFRICA: Public transport commuters and HIV/AIDS
21 August 2002 (PlusNews ), With almost half of the country's population using public transport, South African commuters have become a large mobile audience for interactive HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns.
SOUTH AFRICA: Summit to shape government HIV/AIDS policy
13 August 2002 (PlusNews ), Scientists and academics are meeting with government this week in a groundbreaking HIV/AIDS summit expected to help shape state policy.
SOUTH AFRICA: NAPWA highlights plight of women
8 August 2002 (PlusNews ), Women living with HIV/AIDS still faced many challenges, despite the strides made towards empowering them since the country's independence, South Africa's association of people living with HIV/AIDS said on Thursday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government to follow original proposals
29 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Money earmarked by the Global Fund to fight AIDS for KwaZulu-Natal will be spent on the province's intended programmes, but coordinated by South Africa's national AIDS council, the government has decided.
SOUTH AFRICA: PWAs involved in the workplace
25 July 2002 (PlusNews ), A pilot programme run by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in South Africa has provided an opportunity for people living with HIV/AIDS to become involved in workplace responses to the epidemic.
SOUTH AFRICA: New hope for mothers
22 July 2002 (PlusNews ), HIV positive mothers in three sites in South Africa will now get treatment to ensure their survival after the births of their babies.
SOUTH AFRICA: Controversy over Fund grant
19 July 2002 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS has insisted that money earmarked for the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal must be spent locally, following concern that the South African government intended to use the US $72 million donation for national programmes.
SOUTH AFRICA: Sexual violence ignored in prevention programmes
11 July 2002 (PlusNews ), With one in three reported rapes in South Africa involving more than one man, gang rape has increasingly become a common form of sexual violence.
SOUTH AFRICA: Looking ahead to AIDS2002
1 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Previous international AIDS gatherings have tended to be "scientific showcases", but community-based organisations and children's NGOs are hoping for a higher profile at the 14th International Conference on AIDS to be held in Barcelona, Spain next week.
SOUTH AFRICA: Drug use flourishing
26 June 2002 (PlusNews ), South Africa celebrated the International Day Against Drug Abuse on Wednesday with the launch of a pilot drug awareness campaign aimed at helping people overcome the pressure to take drugs.
SOUTH AFRICA: Number of children orphaned by AIDS to increase
18 June 2002 (PlusNews ), At least 5.7 million children in South Africa could lose one or both parents from HIV/AIDS by 2015 unless there are major interventions, the country's Medical Research Council (MRC) warned in a new report.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government in Global AIDS Fund grant dispute
13 June 2002 (PlusNews ), The South African government is allegedly trying to block a grant awarded by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to the KwaZulu-Natal province, saying that the province should not have approached the fund directly.
SOUTH AFRICA: HIV prevalence level stabilised - government
11 June 2002 (PlusNews ), The number of HIV infections in South Africa appears to have stabilised, according to the results of an annual survey announced by the government on Monday.

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