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ZIMBABWE: Rural dwellers shun VCT centres
20 October 2004 (PlusNews ), Few rural Zimbabweans are using the Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) centres, according to the latest Zimbabwe Human Development Report.
ZIMBABWE: Hair salons come to rescue of female condom
14 October 2004 (PlusNews ), Besides styling hair, Zimbabwean hairdressers are now making waves by promoting the female condom as a protective device against HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: Global AIDS Fund accused of political bias
13 October 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's Health Minister, David Parirenyatwa, has again accused the Global AIDS Fund of political bias following rejection of his country's appeal for funding.
ZIMBABWE: Global Fund rejects appeal, denies political bias
12 October 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's request for funding from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria has again been rejected.
ZIMBABWE: Women and children most vulnerable, UNICEF
21 September 2004 (PlusNews ), Faced with diminishing access to basic social services, the effects of three years of drought and the impact of HIV/AIDS, Zimbabwean families are in a desperate struggle to cope, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.
ZIMBABWE: US gives $500,000 to roll out ARVs
31 August 2004 (PlusNews ), The United States government has donated antiretroviral (ARV) drugs worth over US $500,000 to Zimbabwe's health ministry, to the benefit of at least 500 HIV-positive people at five hospitals across the country.
ZIMBABWE: Reduction in AIDS drugs prices urged
26 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Health professionals at the recent Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) annual congress have urged that the cost of anti-AIDS drugs be reduced to give more people access to treatment.
ZIMBABWE: With ARVs beyond reach, rural folk resort to herbs
25 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Moketsi Nleya, a subsistence farmer in rural Madlambuzi, western Zimbabwe, painfully retrieves a bunch of thin brown roots from under his pillow, which he breaks into tiny fragments and chews, followed by a cupful of an analgesic herbal concoction that also acts as a sedative.
ZIMBABWE: Innovative bush camps help AIDS orphans
25 August 2004 (PlusNews ), NGOs dealing with children orphaned by HIV/AIDS have tended to concentrate on material support, neglecting their emotional and psychosocial needs. But a developmental organisation in the southern region of Zimbabwe is filling that gap by using bush camps to teach orphans how to cope with their trauma.
ZIMBABWE: Tackling the impact of customs on AIDS
17 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Traditional practices of polygamy, virginity testing and 'kugara nhaka' (wife inheritance), inhibit women's control over their bodies and increase vulnerability to HIV infection, but activists are split on the best way to tackle the customs.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS awareness programmes exclude disabled people
13 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean NGOs have called for the needs of disabled people to be urgently addressed in HIV/AIDS awareness programmes.
ZIMBABWE: Disabled highly vulnerable to HIV
12 August 2004 (PlusNews ), The special needs of disabled people need to be urgently addressed in AIDS awareness programmes if the worrying rate of infection is to be curbed, according to Zimbabwean NGOs working with people living with disabilities.
ZIMBABWE: Action against gender inequality needed to defeat AIDS
6 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Urgent action against gender inequality is required to tackle the high rate of HIV-infection among women and girls in Zimbabwe, a report prepared by a regional task force has warned.
ZIMBABWE: Crackdown urged on illegal AIDS drugs sales
2 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Health authorities in Zimbabwe have called for an urgent crackdown on the cross-border sales of anti-AIDS drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: Global Fund turns down application on technical grounds
29 July 2004 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has dismissed claims that "politics" were behind a decision to reject Zimbabwe's US $218 million application, forcing the country to shelve its plans to scale up HIV/AIDS treatment.
ZIMBABWE: Global AIDS Fund rejection not political
29 July 2004 (PlusNews ), Claims that the Global AIDS Fund had rejected Zimbabwe's application for US $218 million for political reasons were dismissed on Thursday.
ZIMBABWE: Global AIDS fund exclusion questioned
26 July 2004 (PlusNews ), A decision by the Global AIDS Fund to turn down Zimbabwe's application for US $218 million and "exclude" the country from its list of recipients, has raised a number of ethical questions.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS haunting transport sector
30 June 2004 (PlusNews ), The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says officials in Zimbabwe's transport sector are not responding to the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: Alarm over HIV prevalence in armed forces
24 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Health workers in Zimbabwe have called for increased efforts to stem the high number of AIDS-related deaths in the armed forces.
ZIMBABWE: Conference sidelines AIDS activists
21 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean AIDS activists have complained that they were sidelined from the country's first national HIV/AIDS conference.

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