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ZIMBABWE: EU pledges millions for improved health services
27 February 2006 (PlusNews ), The European Union (EU) has pledged US $19 million towards a Zimbabwe's 'Vital Health Programme', to secure much needed medicines and antiretroviral drugs.
ZIMBABWE: Youth instrumental in future HIV/AIDS decline - UNICEF
22 February 2006 (PlusNews ), Further reductions in Zimbabwe's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate depends largely on the greater involvement of the country's youth in the fight against the pandemic, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
ZIMBABWE: AIDS fight receives US financial support
21 February 2006 (PlusNews ), Deputy US Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul has announced an additional $20.5 million to help Zimbabwe tackle HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: HIV decline reported in Manicaland
6 February 2006 (PlusNews ), Changes in sexual behaviour may have contributed to a decline in HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe's eastern province of Manicaland, according to experts at Britain's Imperial College London.
ZIMBABWE: More children abused as situation worsens
23 January 2006 (PlusNews ), The worsening humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe is making children more vulnerable to abuse, according to child rights NGOs.
ZIMBABWE: Govt/NGOs release draft AIDS policy
23 January 2006 (PlusNews ), The draft for a new national HIV/AIDS Strategic Policy has been jointly released by Zimbabwe's AIDS Council and local NGOs, the official Herald newspaper has reported.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS treatment plea at President's door
10 January 2006 (PlusNews ), HIV-positive Zimbabweans and AIDS activists have taken their struggle for better treatment to President Robert Mugabe's doorstep.
ZIMBABWE: WHO '3 by 5' target missed
3 January 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe has failed to meet the World Health Organization (WHO) target of providing anti-AIDS drugs to at least 120,000 HIV-positive people by the end of 2005, local newspaper The Daily Mirror reported on Tuesday.
ZIMBABWE: Prevention campaigns successful as HIV rate drops
8 December 2005 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe has become the first southern African country to register a decline in HIV prevalence, according to the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
ZIMBABWE: AIDS orphans and vulnerable children bear the brunt of collapsing economy
15 November 2005 (PlusNews ), She's a sex worker, but not many passers-by would suspect that the slight figure standing in a narrow street opposite a nightclub in Zimbabwe's gold mining town of Kwekwe is also a university student.
ZIMBABWE: Sacred HIV/AIDS policy launched
8 November 2005 (PlusNews ), Churches throughout Zimbabwe recently launched a comprehensive policy to address HIV/AIDS, based on Christian principles.
ZIMBABWE: UNICEF to take over ARVs imports
7 November 2005 (PlusNews ), In a bid to alleviate Zimbabwe's current shortage of anti-AIDS drugs, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will take over the importing of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) from the health ministry.
ZIMBABWE: Marriage no safety net for AIDS
4 November 2005 (PlusNews ), Marriage is not a safe-haven from HIV infection, with married couples, especially women, more prone to infection than single people, Zimbabwe's National AIDS Council (NAC) has said.
ZIMBABWE: Greater focus urged on protection of children from HIV
26 October 2005 (PlusNews ), About 90 percent of pregnant Zimbabwean women have no access to treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child, said Public Services, Labour and Social Welfare minister, Nicholas Goche.
ZIMBABWE: Cash injection for shaky ARV plan
20 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe has allocated Zim $30 billion (US $1.9 million) to rolling out antiretroviral (ARV) therapy at public health facilities, the National AIDS Council (NAC) has said.
ZIMBABWE: Rapid HIV test gets sales clearance
19 October 2005 (PlusNews ), A US-based diagnostic kit manufacturer, Calypte Biomedical Corporation, says Zimbabwe has cleared its HIV-1/2 BSP rapid blood test for commercial sale.
ZIMBABWE: Teachers urge free ARVs as AIDS thins their ranks
14 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Teachers in Zimbabwe have urged the government to provide free AIDS treatment after a survey revealed the profession was struggling with the highest infection rates in the country.
ZIMBABWE: Forex crunch fuels ARV shortage
14 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Stocks of locally produced antiretroviral (ARV) drugs are running low in Zimbabwe, the official daily newspaper reported on Thursday.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS decline should not warrant complacency - UNAIDS
12 October 2005 (PlusNews ), UNAIDS stressed on Tuesday that while the decline in Zimbabwe's HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence is "encouraging," role players need to ensure that the downward trend is sustained.
ZIMBABWE: HIV rate falling, but girls still at risk
11 October 2005 (PlusNews ), A recent UNAIDS-led epidemiological review found Zimbabwe's HIV rate declining, but the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the news was not necessarily good all round, particularly for girls.

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