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ZIMBABWE: Action plan set to help orphans
18 June 2004 (PlusNews ), In an effort to respond to the ballooning orphan crisis, the Zimbabwean government is set to launch a national plan of action for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), officials told a national conference on HIV and AIDS this week.
ZIMBABWE: Unite in AIDS battle - Kaunda
18 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda on Thursday urged Zimbabweans to put aside their political differences in order to tackle HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS activists complain conference ignored them
18 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's first national AIDS conference ended in acrimony on Friday, with AIDS activists complaining that they had been sidelined from the high-profile event.
ZIMBABWE: Limited response to PMTC programme
17 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's efforts to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children is being undermined by a limited response to the initiative, the head of the programme, Dr Agnes Mahomva, told a national AIDS conference this week.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS battle hampered by poverty - experts
17 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's battle against HIV/AIDS is being hampered by poverty, some 700 delegates attending the country's first national AIDS conference heard earlier this week.
ZIMBABWE: President personally affected by HIV/AIDS
17 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has revealed for the first time that members of his extended family were living with HIV/AIDS, the BBC reported.
ZIMBABWE: Mugabe calls for cheaper AIDS drugs
16 June 2004 (PlusNews ), About US $2.8 million (Zim $15 billion) has been made available for the purchase of antiretroviral drugs in public hospitals, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday at the official opening of the first national conference on HIV and AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: First national HIV/AIDS conference underway
15 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe on Tuesday opened its first national HIV/AIDS conference to establish more effective ways of tackling the pandemic, a local newspaper, the Zim Observer, reported.
ZIMBABWE: Local production of AIDS drugs begins
9 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Access to anti-AIDS drugs is improving in Zimbabwe, due to recent initiatives to roll-out antiretroviral (ARV) therapy and to manufacture the medicines locally.
ZIMBABWE: Manufacture of cheap AIDS drugs starts
9 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Scores of people living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe are set to benefit from the local manufacture of generic anti-AIDS drugs, Agence France-Presse reported.
ZIMBABWE: Cross-border traders cash in on AIDS
8 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Health experts have expressed concern over cross-border traders trafficking antiretrovirals (ARVs) for resale at lower prices to people living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe.
ZIMBABWE: WHO gives free AIDS drugs to thousands
4 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Some 171,000 Zimbabweans living with HIV/AIDS are expected to receive free anti-AIDS drugs under the World Health Organisation's (WHO) 3 by 5 treatment plan.
ZIMBABWE: Japanese support for HIV/AIDS orphans
27 May 2004 (PlusNews ), The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Zimbabwe has received US $1 million from Japan to support programmes for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: Youth provide leadership for AIDS effort
18 May 2004 (PlusNews ), With young people in Zimbabwe most at risk from HIV/AIDS, a new project is seeking to empower youth representatives to make a difference among their peers.
ZIMBABWE: Progress in AIDS battle to be discussed
17 May 2004 (PlusNews ), As HIV/AIDS continues its assault on Zimbabwe, the country organises its first national conference to assess the progress made in mitigating the effects of the pandemic.
ZIMBABWE: Half of all prisoners HIV-positive
17 May 2004 (PlusNews ), More than half of over 25,000 inmates in Zimbabwe's 41 prisons are living with HIV/AIDS, a new study has revealed.
ZIMBABWE: Men break with tradition to become AIDS caregivers
17 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean men have become increasingly involved in caring for AIDS patients, challenging the stereotype that caring for the terminally ill is women's work.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS awareness programme targets fishing camps
14 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's National AIDS Council (NAC) has identified fishing camps across the country as potentially high HIV transmission areas.
ZIMBABWE: HIV/AIDS conference to assess progress
14 May 2004 (PlusNews ), As HIV/AIDS continues to take its toll on Zimbabwe, the government is organising the first national conference to assess what progress has been made in mitigating the effects of the disease.
ZIMBABWE: Calls for decentralisation of ARV programmes
13 May 2004 (PlusNews ), A government decision to distribute anti-AIDS drugs at two of Zimbabwe's largest urban hospitals has been criticised because the majority of people in need of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs live in rural areas.

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