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ZIMBABWE: Scepticism over govt plan to treble ARV beneficiaries
11 January 2007 (PlusNews ), The Zimbabwean government has announced its intention to treble the number of people on its free antiretroviral (ARV) programme in 2007, but experts are sceptical about the health sector's capacity to achieve this goal.
ZIMBABWE: New law set to bring hope to abused women
10 January 2007 (PlusNews ), 2006 ended on a good note for many women's groups and activists in Zimbabwe, when the House of Assembly finally passed legislation aimed at stamping out growing levels of domestic violence.
ZIMBABWE: Another setback for anti-AIDS treatment
14 December 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's health minister, HIV/AIDS activists and health experts have all warned that a recent increase in the cost of CD4 tests, which measure the strength of the immune system, will negatively affect the already ailing national AIDS treatment programme.
ZIMBABWE: Sick economy fuels growth of fake drug market
13 December 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's deteriorating health services have made room for a thriving parallel market for drugs, many of them counterfeit, warn concerned health professionals.
ZIMBABWE: Child abused every hour, new data reveals
20 November 2006 (PlusNews ), A child is abused every hour in Zimbabwe, according to new data released by a group of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) working to stop the suffering.
ZIMBABWE: Five year plan to battle HIV/AIDS on farms launched
16 November 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's government is launching a five-year plan to combat HIV/AIDS in the agricultural sector after realising the impact of the pandemic on farming.
ZIMBABWE: Global Fund woes more than meets the eye
13 November 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's request for US$33 million from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria has been rejected on technical grounds, with the country advised to resubmit its proposals next year.
ZIMBABWE: The benefits of involving men in HIV programmes
10 November 2006 (PlusNews ), Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes need to involve men in care and support services, says a Zimbabwean HIV/AIDS organisation.
ZIMBABWE: Doctors protest condition of health system
10 November 2006 (PlusNews ), Doctors in Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo, have gone on strike to protest against deteriorating health services characterised by widespread shortages of drugs, food and other auxiliary surgical requirements.
ZIMBABWE: Undertakers report booming business
8 November 2006 (PlusNews ), One sector of Zimbabwe's depressed economy is experiencing boom times. For those providing services for the dead, business is very healthy.
ZIMBABWE: Until death us do part - love, marriage and the virus
6 November 2006 (PlusNews ), When Nomvula Mnkandlha, 29, met Skhumbuzo Muvhinjeva, 39, at a support group meeting for HIV positive people, in Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo, she was not looking for a romantic relationship.
ZIMBABWE: Homophobia raises HIV risk for gays
26 October 2006 (PlusNews ), Efforts to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Zimbabwe's homosexual population are being frustrated by homophobia in the government and society.
ZIMBABWE: Another ARV shortage looms
18 October 2006 (PlusNews ), The government has been forced to hold off putting more HIV-positive people on its treatment programme, amid reports that anti-AIDS drug supplies could run out by December.
ZIMBABWE: Wanted - HIV-positive celebs to speak out
16 October 2006 (PlusNews ), Too few public figures in Zimbabwe are coming forward to be tested for HIV, so widespread stigma and discrimination are driving the epidemic underground, says a leading HIV/AIDS activist.
ZIMBABWE: Disabled children embattled by education policy
15 October 2006 (PlusNews ), A new report shows that Zimbabwe's education policy for children with disabilities is skewed, with 67 percent of disabled children having no access to any form of schooling.
ZIMBABWE: Huge cash boost for PSI anti-AIDS programme
13 October 2006 (PlusNews ), Population Services International (PSI), a nonprofit voluntary organisation, confirmed on Friday that it had received US$37 million to tackle HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe over the next five years.
ZIMBABWE: HIV-positive farmworkers are forgotten
3 October 2006 (PlusNews ), Little is being done to provide treatment and care for Zimbabwean farmworkers living with HIV/AIDS since the government launched its controversial fast-track land redistribution programme in 2000.
ZIMBABWE: ARV price hikes linked to private healthcare - Govt
29 September 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean Minister of Health David Pariyenyatwa said on Friday he was not aware that prices of anti-AIDS drugs had been hiked, but pointed out that steep private healthcare costs were pushing more HIV-positive patients to use public healthcare.
ZIMBABWE: HIV prevalence decline - will it last?
25 September 2006 (PlusNews ), News of Zimbabwe's declining HIV prevalence rates have been met with scepticism and confusion, particularly in view of the country's economic and political climate. Can this good news be attributed to behavioural change or skewed statistics?
ZIMBABWE: New Zealand gives amnesty to HIV-positive Zimbabweans
31 August 2006 (PlusNews ), The government of New Zealand has urged hundreds of Zimbabwean refugees who fear they may be HIV-positive to take advantage of a special scheme granting them permanent residence despite their sero-status.

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