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ZIMBABWE: Report urges redefined AIDS intervention methods
13 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Intervention methods to counter the spread of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe need to be redefined, says the country's 2003 Human Development Report.
ZIMBABWE: Fishermen neglected target for new AIDS awareness
12 May 2004 (PlusNews ), As HIV prevalence rates in Zimbabwe continue to rise, AIDS activists have begun tackling areas of the country where awareness and information about the disease remain limited.
ZIMBABWE: MPs test for HIV lauded
11 May 2004 (PlusNews ), A decision by nine Zimbabwean MPs to publicly have themselves tested for HIV would encourage others to know their status and reduce the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, say NGOs.
ZIMBABWE: Parliamentarians to test for HIV
4 May 2004 (PlusNews ), In an effort to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, 12 members of parliament are expected to be tested on Friday at the New Start Centres for voluntary counselling and testing.
ZIMBABWE: EC aid to help prevent "looming crisis"
15 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Aid efforts in Zimbabwe this week received a financial boost from the European Commission (EC) to the tune of €15 million (US $17.8 million).
ZIMBABWE: AIDS orphans school fees allocation increase
14 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's National AIDS Council (NAC) has increased its annual allocation of school fees for HIV/AIDS orphaned from just over US $22,000 to about $112,000.
ZIMBABWE: Plans to identify HIV-positive school children
13 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's National AIDS Council has announced plans to identify school children living with HIV/AIDS in the Nkayi district, a local newspaper, The Herald, reported.
ZIMBABWE: Resurgence of TB causes concern
9 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Malnutrition due to the ongoing food crisis, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and overcrowded urban areas are all contributing to a rise in tuberculosis (TB) infections in Zimbabwe.
ZIMBABWE: Free AIDS drug programme launched
30 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Two major referral hospitals in Zimbabwe are now offering free antiretroviral drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: Boost for AIDS training and education
29 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Canada has pledged close to US $60,000 to assist the Women and AIDS Support Network (WASN) in Zimbabwe with HIV/AIDS training and education.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS drug roll-out to begin despite obstacles
11 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe has announced plans for the March 2004 rollout of anti-AIDS treatment at five pilot sites across the country.
ZIMBABWE: Ambitious plans to roll out ARVs
10 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe plans to roll out antiretroviral (ARV) treatment this month at five pilot centres across the country, and expects to have 260,000 of an estimated 520,000 HIV-positive people on the programme by the end of next year.
ZIMBABWE: Fresh TV show gives youth voice and advise
10 March 2004 (PlusNews ), "Who's Next?" is the provocative title of an award-winning TV talk show aimed at promoting safer sex and sexual health among Zimbabwe's urban youth. It stands out from the field of anaemic talk shows as a bold and refreshing approach to get young people discussing the issues.
ZIMBABWE: Free ARVs available from next month
17 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Government hospitals in Zimbabwe's two major urban centres, Harare and Bulawayo, will start providing free antiretroviral (ARV) drugs next month, in partnership with UNAIDS, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the local health ministry.
ZIMBABWE: Couples HIV testing urged for Valentine's Day
9 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe has urged couples to undergo voluntary counselling and testing for HIV/AIDS (VCT) at its New Start Centres during a 9 to 21 February Valentine's Day promotion.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS money lost due to political problems
3 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe has again been sidelined from receiving major financial support for HIV/AIDS intervention initiatives because of its current political problems.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS money lost due to political problems
3 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe has again been sidelined from receiving major financial support for HIV/AIDS intervention initiatives because of its current political problems.
ZIMBABWE: Import of cheap AIDS drugs barred
27 January 2004 (PlusNews ), An anti-AIDS drug row has erupted between Zimbabwean AIDS activists and the government following a move by authorities to outlaw the import of low-cost antiretroviral drugs.
ZIMBABWE: EU aid for health services
26 January 2004 (PlusNews ), The European Union is this year expected to spend close to US $30 million to help improve Zimbabwe's underfunded health delivery system.
ZIMBABWE: Opportunity knocks on desperate doors
23 January 2004 (PlusNews ), With about 3,500 people reportedly dying of AIDS-related illnesses each week, coffin manufacturers in Zimbabwe have seen a sharp rise in sales.

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