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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.
ZIMBABWE: HIV/AIDS drop - behavioural change or skewed statistics?
10 October 2005 (PlusNews ), A recent national survey shows that Zimbabwe's HIV prevalence rate has dropped dramatically in the past two years, but the cause of this welcome change is not clear.
ZIMBABWE: African musicians urged to act on AIDS
7 October 2005 (PlusNews ), South African Afro-jazz artist Jabu Khanyile has appealed to musicians in Southern Africa to go further than merely composing songs to educate their fans about HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: New Global Fund grant approval long overdue - NGOs
7 October 2005 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved around US $105 million to help boost Zimbabwe's ailing health sector.
ZIMBABWE: Access to treatment a concern for displaced living with AIDS
6 October 2005 (PlusNews ), The Zimbabwe government's recent controversial clean-up drive, 'Operation Restore Order', which left some 700,000 without homes or livelihoods, also denied people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) access to antiretroviral treatment.
ZIMBABWE: Price of ARVs rockets in declining economy
30 September 2005 (PlusNews ), HIV-positive Zimbabweans are reeling from a dramatic increase in the price of anti-AIDS drugs, which has quadrupled the cost of the life-prolonging medication in the past three months.
ZIMBABWE: Grandparents shoulder the burden of care
27 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Ndanda Ncube wakes up every morning to do the household chores, gather some firewood and feed his six grandchildren. At 80, Ncube should be settling into retirement but the HIV/AIDS pandemic has brought a new burden of responsibilities.
ZIMBABWE: The "art" of HIV/AIDS education
7 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's National AIDS Council (NAC) is collaborating with performance artists to increase HIV/AIDS awareness in Bulawayo, the country's second city.
ZIMBABWE: Villagers respond to AIDS orphans crisis
5 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Five years ago, the residents of Majini village, about 90 km from the southern border town of Beitbridge, Zimbabwe, were reluctant to talk about HIV/AIDS - now they are planning a vegetable garden to support AIDS orphans and other families affected by the disease.
ZIMBABWE: Community-based counsellors are making a difference
30 August 2005 (PlusNews ), In an attempt to reduce the psychosocial impact of the AIDS epidemic, Zimbabwean communities have started an innovative community-based counselling initiative across the country.
ZIMBABWE: Anti-AIDS treatment goes rural
23 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe is intensifying its fight against HIV/AIDS in rural areas by providing three districts in Matabeleland North Province with free antiretrovirals, a gathering of local doctors has heard.
ZIMBABWE: US envoy pledges food aid to HIV-positive
15 August 2005 (PlusNews ), The US ambassador to the World Food Programme and Food and Agriculture Organisation, Tony Hall, has pledged continued food for people living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe.
ZIMBABWE: Education sector not spared by HIV/AIDS
10 August 2005 (PlusNews ), A new report by a state-appointed education assessment team suggests that Zimbabwean teachers are no more knowledgeable about HIV prevention than the general population.
ZIMBABWE: HIV-positive people dispersed in 'cleanup' operation
28 July 2005 (PlusNews ), Near a dumpsite on the outskirts of Gwanda, some 130 km south of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second city, Mtshumayeli Ndebele, 45, helps his visibly ailing spouse, Sithandekile, draw closer to a smouldering fire.
ZIMBABWE: Forced evictions could aggravate disease - health experts
6 July 2005 (PlusNews ), The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) is concerned that an ongoing government crackdown on informal settlements and markets is likely to aggravate disease.
ZIMBABWE: "Operation Restore Order" threatens anti-AIDS efforts - UNICEF
27 June 2005 (PlusNews ), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the forced eviction of informal settlers in Zimbabwe is likely to undermine anti-AIDS efforts
ZIMBABWE: Drop in AIDS numbers
15 June 2005 (PlusNews ), The findings of a new government survey show that Zimbabwe's HIV prevalence rate is lower than was previously thought.
ZIMBABWE: Women push for HIV status disclosure law
20 May 2005 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean women have called for legislation that compels spouses to reveal their HIV status to their partners.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS efforts hindered by effects of drought
10 May 2005 (PlusNews ), The impact of drought, erratic rainfall and poverty on Zimbabwe's food security is hampering anti-AIDS efforts, according to experts.
ZIMBABWE: Taking the anti-AIDS message to the men
9 May 2005 (PlusNews ), Bumbanani Mlotshwa is a regular in the crowded township pubs of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second city. Neither a boozer nor a hawker, he's on an altogether different mission.

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