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KENYA: Male clinics boost men's participation in PMTCT
22 October 2010 (PlusNews ), An initiative that encourages men to visit exclusively male clinics is gaining popularity in western Kenya and increasing male participation in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programmes.
SOUTH AFRICA: Research shows World Cup did not fuel sex work or HIV
22 October 2010 (PlusNews ), The South African sex work industry has released a new report that has shown the country's recent soccer World Cup did not fuel a rise in sex work - and that thousands of dollars may have been wasted on ill-tailored HIV prevention campaigns.
KENYA: Sex workers care for HIV-affected peers
21 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Shunned by mainstream society, sex workers with HIV-related illnesses in Nairobi are unlikely to receive help from concerned neighbours. Instead, some of them are being cared for by fellow sex workers.
SOUTH AFRICA: Business to boost funding, monitoring of national VCT campaign
19 October 2010 (PlusNews ), South African business leaders have banded together to introduce new ways to finance and monitor the world’s most ambitious national HIV testing campaign.
AFRICA: Study highlights need for better post-rape care in conflict
19 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Recent research into the effect of mass rape on HIV in conflict situations has highlighted the need for better post-rape care services for affected women and girls.
HIV/AIDS: Tracing the multiple concurrent partner debate
18 October 2010 (PlusNews ), As the debate heats up about whether or not multiple concurrent partnerships (MCPs) are major drivers of Africa’s HIV epidemics, IRIN/PlusNews takes a look at the evolution of the theory behind MCPs.
HIV/AIDS: Concurrency debate heats up*
18 October 2010 (PlusNews ), An academic dispute about whether concurrent sexual partnerships are really a major factor behind high rates of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa could affect the future of prevention programmes.
KENYA: HIV prevention for married adolescents
15 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Doris Chebet has never had a say in her life; married off at 14, she has always taken orders, first from her own family, and now from her husband's.
HIV/AIDS: Global Fund looks to private sector to fill funding gap
14 October 2010 (PlusNews ), With its coffers running at least US$1 billion short, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is looking to the private sector to fill the funding gap.
HEALTH: New global plan aims to wipe out TB
14 October 2010 (PlusNews ), A new roadmap for curbing the global epidemic of tuberculosis aims to save five million lives between 2011 and 2015 and eliminate TB as a public health problem by 2050 but comes with a price tag of US$47 billion, nearly half of which must still be found.
SUDAN: Stigma continues to hold back Darfur's HIV fight
13 October 2010 (PlusNews ), There are nine voluntary counselling and testing centres in the Sudanese state of South Darfur, but rather than risk being recognized at one of them, many people travel to a different state to seek HIV testing or treatment.
AFRICA/US: Standing up for HIV-positive immigrants
13 October 2010 (PlusNews ), A new campaign aims to beat stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive Africans in New York by urging the wider population to show solidarity with them.
MOZAMBIQUE: HIV patients team up to make treatment cheaper
11 October 2010 (PlusNews ), For HIV patients in Africa, monthly trips to refill antiretroviral (ARV) prescriptions cost time and money that may be in short supply. But a new strategy being pioneered in Mozambique is easing the burden of monthly refills for patients and the health system.
HIV/AIDS: The future of HIV epidemics and funding
8 October 2010 (PlusNews ), New modelling has offered governments and donors a glimpse into the future of HIV epidemics – and what it will cost to prevent and treat them. Researchers warn of hard choices ahead and a need for some countries to take more responsibility for their national programmes.
UGANDA: HIV-positive teens choose religion over ARVs
7 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Ugandan health workers are concerned by the growing number of HIV-positive teens who are abandoning their HIV treatment after turning to bogus religious leaders.
KENYA: Religious outrage over minister's support of gay rights
6 October 2010 (PlusNews ), A Kenyan cabinet minister who called for greater acceptance of gays by society has been accused of promoting 'un-African' acts and asked to resign.
ZIMBABWE: HIV patients forced to pay up or go without
5 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Rampant corruption in the provision of life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and other HIV services is threatening Zimbabwe's national AIDS response according to a recently released report by a local human rights group.
KENYA: Training health workers on HIV prevention for positives
4 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Kenyan health workers have been missing the opportunity to prevent HIV-positive people from infecting others because they lack the skills and knowledge to counsel this population, say specialists.
EAST AFRICA: Community radio reaches refugees with HIV messages
1 October 2010 (PlusNews ), An FM radio station broadcasting from the western Tanzanian town of Ngara is bringing vital HIV prevention information to thousands of Burundian and Rwandan refugees living in the region.
GLOBAL: Patent pool gets first licence but drug companies still not on board
1 October 2010 (PlusNews ), The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has become the first patent holder to join the recently created Medicines Patent Pool, but unless other patent holders follow suit, the NIH's move will not increase access to HIV treatment.

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