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ZIMBABWE: High costs hamper access to ARVs
9 January 2004 (PlusNews ), Almost two years after Zimbabwe's government declared a state of emergency over HIV/AIDS to allow the importation and manufacture of generic anti-AIDS drugs, accessing antiretrovirals (ARVs) remains a pipe dream for almost a million people living with HIV/AIDS in the country.
ZIMBABWE: Action needed to aid mentally ill
5 January 2004 (PlusNews ), The knot of morning commuters in Bulawayo's working class suburb of Pumula North scattered as a frail-looking woman in ragged clothes, wielding a grass broom in one hand and a stick in the other, bore down on them shouting obscenities at the top of her voice.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS-related labour losses affecting production
18 December 2003 (PlusNews ), In its latest study, the UN Relief and Recovery Unit (RRU) has found that Zimbabwe's already struggling agricultural sector had been badly affected by HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: Mandatory HIV testing for clerics and couples
17 December 2003 (PlusNews ), Pentecostal and Evangelical churches in Zimbabwe have embarked on mandatory HIV testing of all its pastors, marriage officers, and couples.
ZIMBABWE: Agriculture badly affected by HIV/AIDS
17 December 2003 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's struggling agricultural sector, already hard hit by drought, shortages of inputs and the fast-track land reform programme, has also been badly affected by HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS-related training for health workers
16 December 2003 (PlusNews ), Health professionals in Zimbabwe could soon receive specialised training in the treatment AIDS-related opportunistic infections and administering antiretroviral therapy, the ministry of health has announced.
ZIMBABWE: Food aid for hungry HIV-positive people
9 December 2003 (PlusNews ), Zimbabweans living with HIV/AIDS are set to benefit from a US $3.4 million emergency food aid programme recently launched by the British government.
ZIMBABWE: Foreign funds provides some good news for health sector
3 December 2003 (PlusNews ), The Norwegian Agency for Development on Tuesday earmarked approximately US $1.1 million for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Zimbabwe to purchase and distribute essential medicines.
ZIMBABWE: Canadian millions assists AIDS prevention project
27 November 2003 (PlusNews ), A Zimbabwean project for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is set to benefit from a recent Canadian grant totalling US $24 million over three years.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS-related deaths rise due to food crisis
4 November 2003 (PlusNews ), As food shortages across Zimbabwe continue to worsen, HIV/AIDS support groups have raised the alarm over rising malnutrition and the high incidence of HIV/AIDS related deaths in urban centres.
ZIMBABWE: Increase in mother-to-child AIDS centres
24 October 2003 (PlusNews ), The number of centres in Zimbabwe administering nevirapine, a drug that prevents transmission of HIV from mothers to babies, has increased from 137 to 181.
ZIMBABWE: Female condom promoted in AIDS battle
22 October 2003 (PlusNews ), In an effort to reduce the rate of HIV infection among women, the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) could soon extend an existing campaign to promote the nationwide use of female condoms.
ZIMBABWE: Prison AIDS rates high without condoms
15 October 2003 (PlusNews ), Despite the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe's prisons, up to 70 percent of prisoners continue to engaged in same sex intercourse, the state-owned ZIANA news agency reported on Tuesday.
ZIMBABWE: Sexual inequality spreads HIV/AIDS - MP
14 October 2003 (PlusNews ), Inequality between men and women in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a major contributor to the spread of HIV/AIDS, a member of Zimbabwe's parliament has said.
ZIMBABWE: Activists question AIDS reduction claims
6 October 2003 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean AIDS activists have disputed recent claims by the government that there has been a significant dip in national HIV/AIDS prevalence rates.
ZIMBABWE: Testing of HIV-positive mothers still slow
15 August 2003 (PlusNews ), Around 280 expectant mothers have been tested for HIV in Zimbabwe's Masvingo province, local newspaper The Herald reported on Thursday.
ZIMBABWE: Continued AIDS efforts urged
12 August 2003 (PlusNews ), A Zimbabwe AIDS organisation has urged people to continue tackling HIV/AIDS despite a decline in the country's figures, local newspaper The Herald reported on Monday.
ZIMBABWE: Feature - A health system on the edge
31 July 2003 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's main public hospital, Harare central, does not inspire confidence. Its shabby exterior is dotted with broken windows and leaking pipes. The wards themselves are little better, epitomising the decline of this country's once proud health system.
ZIMBABWE: HIV/AIDS drug scheme planned for end of 2003
17 July 2003 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe has announced plans for a national HIV/AIDS drug programme for the end of 2003, local newspaper The Herald reported on Wednesday.
ZIMBABWE: Interview with J. Victor Angelo, UN Humanitarian Coordinator
9 July 2003 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS is the greatest barrier to progress in the developing world, according to the recently released UN Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Report 2003. In a interview, UNDP Resident Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator, J. Victor Angelo, spoke about how the pandemic prevented poor nations from meeting other development goals, and US President George W Bush's trip to Africa.

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