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ZIMBABWE: Dangerous sex in "small houses"
18 October 2007 (PlusNews ), There's a weekly television soap about the phenomenon, and even a hit rap song, as Zimbabweans begin to own up to "small houses" - long-term illicit sexual relationships - and their impact on HIV transmission.
ZIMBABWE: Home-based care succumbing to economic burnout
17 October 2007 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's sinking economy and reduced donor support are threatening home-based care (HBC) programmes for people living with HIV and AIDS, according to a new report.
ZIMBABWE: Kwashiorkor comes to the capital
15 October 2007 (PlusNews ), Theresa Machirori, a thirteen-year-old student in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, has become used to the morning routine of washing her face, putting on a tattered uniform and going to school without breakfast.
ZIMBABWE: HIV-positive pastor shouts from the pulpit
5 October 2007 (PlusNews ), Rev Maxwell Kapachawo is the only known pastor in Zimbabwe who publicly admits to being HIV-positive; he is also encouraging any of his peers infected and affected by the disease to speak openly about HIV/AIDS from the pulpit.
ZIMBABWE: People living with HIV/AIDS use new ways to handle hard times
2 October 2007 (PlusNews ), Dire shortages of such essentials as electricity and water are forcing Zimbabweans living with HIV/AIDS to combat the country's hardships with new and novel approaches.
ZIMBABWE: Bulawayo's water crisis cripples AIDS efforts
1 October 2007 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's economic woes have taken their toll on Thembelihle House, (meaning 'Good Hope' in Ndebele) an HIV and AIDS nursing home in Mpopoma, a high-density suburb in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city, but the severe water shortage has been even more crippling.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: A winning recipe for PMTCT but few follow it
19 September 2007 (PlusNews ), A success story, at last: Botswana has lowered the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV to less than four percent, coming close to developed countries that have almost eliminated paediatric AIDS.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: The effect of migration on HIV rates
13 September 2007 (PlusNews ), Trying to measure the impact of the Zimbabwean exodus on HIV/AIDS rates in the region is so fraught with ifs, buts and maybes that the only reasonable assumption is that, like other migrants, economic migrants may run a higher risk of infection than they would have if they had not left their homes.
ZIMBABWE: Child migrants seek a better life in South Africa
4 September 2007 (PlusNews ), He is only a teenager, but he is already a seasoned border jumper. Dressed in a torn t-shirt and blue work trousers, Robert, 16, (not his real name) told IRIN/PlusNews he had crossed the border from Zimbabwe four times since he first decided to come to South Africa in January this year.
ZIMBABWE: Disability is much more than a physical constraint
31 August 2007 (PlusNews ), The disabled are becoming increasingly marginalised, with the state and civil society neglecting their basic needs, says The forgotten tribe, people with disabilities in Zimbabwe, a new report.
ZIMBABWE: Fake ARVs threaten lives
24 August 2007 (PlusNews ), The high cost of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and inadequate control mechanisms in Zimbabwe are driving a flourishing trade in fake ARVs by unlicensed dealers, activists have warned. The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) recently issued a statement warning the public that the dealers were importing and selling counterfeit ARVs to unsuspecting HIV-positive people who needed the life-prolonging medication.
GLOBAL: AIDS community moving too slowly on male circumcision
24 July 2007 (PlusNews ), Six years, over US$20 million, and probably one million new preventable infections; that's how much it took for AIDS researchers to be convinced that male circumcision should be considered as a prevention strategy.
GLOBAL: Women want a bigger piece of the funding pie
10 July 2007 (PlusNews ), After burning the midnight oil for many weeks while preparing a US$50 million gender-based project proposal to lay before the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, Swazi activists found that it had vanished from their country's grant application. They were dumbfounded.
GLOBAL: Global forum for women with HIV
5 July 2007 (PlusNews ), AIDS does not only travel with truckers along African highways; it flies business class with men in dark suits, crawls into marriages and lurks in playgrounds. It smiles at you every day at work and, disproportionately, affects African women and girls because of gender inequalities.
ZIMBABWE: Children left at home pay the price of migration
13 June 2007 (PlusNews ), Jane, 12, was left in the care of a long-time family friend by her mother when she left for England to work as a maid seven years ago. Jane has not seen her mother since, but in that time the child has tried to commit suicide twice and has been raped eight times by her foster mother's former partner.
ZIMBABWE: Irregular migrants learn to travel safely
2 May 2007 (PlusNews ), Irregular migration, in which people live or work abroad without correct documentation, has left scores of Zimbabweans vulnerable to many forms of danger, including HIV infection.
ZIMBABWE: HIV-positive health workers form union
16 February 2007 (PlusNews ), Working as a medical professional in overburdened, poorly equipped healthcare facilities facing chronic drug shortages, is hard enough. But when you're HIV positive and also have to deal with stigma and discrimination from your colleagues, it can become unbearable.
ZIMBABWE: Ongoing medical strike could cost lives
31 January 2007 (PlusNews ), As Zimbabwe's disgruntled doctors and nurses continue their strike over low salaries and poor working conditions, concern is growing about how the prolonged stayaway is affecting HIV-positive patients.
ZIMBABWE: Power utility admits it is broke and powerless
29 January 2007 (PlusNews ), The Zimbabwe Electricity Authority (ZESA) has admitted to a nation already suffering sweeping and extended power cuts that it is broke, and things will get worse.
ZIMBABWE: Costs of ARVs spiral
26 January 2007 (PlusNews ), A rise of more than 100 percent in the price of antiretroviral drugs is likely to put the life-prolonging medication beyond the reach of hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans living with HIV.

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