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KENYA: Clampdown on bogus herbalists
17 August 2010 (PlusNews ), The Kenyan government is drafting new regulations to stop fraudulent herbalists claiming to be able to treat diseases, including HIV, from practising.
SWAZILAND: ABC approach to be shelved
16 August 2010 (PlusNews ), In a country with the highest HIV infection rate in the world and the lowest life expectancy, experts are still at a loss as to why Swazis have resisted all attempts to change the behaviours that put them at risk from the virus.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: No single formula for HIV risk
16 August 2010 (PlusNews ), In southern Africa, prevention campaigns highlighting the HIV risks of having more than one partner at the same time have largely targeted heterosexuals and ignored the fact that men who have sex with men also have multiple partners.
SOMALIA: Let's talk about HIV stigma
12 August 2010 (PlusNews ), In conservative Somali culture, discussions about HIV are frowned upon, but four young people recently broke with tradition to speak to IRIN about their experience of living with the virus.
KENYA: Traditionalists resist the call for a cleaner cut
12 August 2010 (PlusNews ), For thousands of young men in western Kenya and eastern Uganda, the month of August heralds the season during which they pass from childhood to manhood through the traditional ritual of circumcision.
GLOBAL: Straight Talk with Dr Zeda Rosenberg, CEO of the International Partnership for Microbicides
12 August 2010 (PlusNews ), There were cheers and some tears at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna in July when delegates heard the news that a clinical trial in South Africa, had found a vaginal gel containing the antiretroviral drug, tenofovir, was 39 percent effective at reducing women's risk of contracting HIV during sex.
SOUTH AFRICA: Melanie, "If you won't test, I won't do 'it'"
12 August 2010 (PlusNews ), Melanie grew up in a large, religious family in the South African seaside city of Port Elizabeth. She talked to IRIN/PlusNews about how HIV touched her life at a young age, and how education and loss gave her not only the ability to start her own HIV organization east of Johannesburg, but also to navigate HIV in her own discordant relationship.
BURUNDI: HIV-positive people struggling for treatment of opportunistic infections
11 August 2010 (PlusNews ), Thousands of Burundians living with HIV are failing to obtain drugs to treat opportunistic infections since a system to provide them with free medical care has come to an end.
KENYA: HIV prevention for sex workers by sex workers
11 August 2010 (PlusNews ), By night, Viviane Muasi, 25, is a sex worker in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, but when not canvassing for clients, she spends much of her time convincing other sex workers to test for HIV and use condoms.
AFRICA: Could HIV be a matter of biology?
10 August 2010 (PlusNews ), Africa’s HIV epidemic may not be driven by behaviour alone according to a new study suggesting that Kenyan women are more biologically susceptible to the virus.
SOUTH AFRICA: Unpaid VCT counsellors threaten to walk out
6 August 2010 (PlusNews ), After months of non-payment, lay counsellors vital to government's ambitious target of testing 15 million South Africans for HIV by April 2011, are threatening to walk out of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) clinics.
SRI LANKA: Taboo reinforces ignorance about HIV
5 August 2010 (PlusNews ), Sri Lanka has remained relatively unscathed by the global AIDS pandemic, but for the tiny minority of people living with HIV, life is extremely hard.
KENYA: Support groups boosting PMTCT uptake
4 August 2010 (PlusNews ), When Esther and Chrispus Ireri from the remote village of Kamwimbi in Kenya's Eastern district of Mbeere lost all three children in quick succession, they had no idea it because of HIV infections.
AFRICA/ASIA: Worrying rates of second-line HIV treatment failure
4 August 2010 (PlusNews ), Patients with HIV on second-line antiretroviral (ARV) treatment are significantly more likely to experience treatment failure than those on first-line treatment, according to new research by health NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
KENYA: Ill-equipped for election-related sexual violence
3 August 2010 (PlusNews ), On the eve of the referendum on the constitution that has divided Kenya, health workers fear they are not equipped to deal with a possible resurgence of the sexual violence that followed the December 2007 election.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government debt delays treatment
3 August 2010 (PlusNews ), Drugs to treat HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are not reaching patients in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province because the local health department has not paid its suppliers, according to a civil society watchdog.
Analysis: HIV generics under threat from tighter patenting rules
2 August 2010 (PlusNews ), Most of the estimated 5.2 million people worldwide on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment are taking generic versions manufactured primarily in India, but tighter global intellectual property rights and trade rules could shut down "the pharmacy of the developing world".
AFRICA: Addressing the role of religion in HIV response
30 July 2010 (PlusNews ), At a church compound in Nairobi's Mathare slum, women and their children line up for food rations. Among them is Zipporah Mueni, an HIV-positive mother of five.
ZIMBABWE: Low breastfeeding rates threaten PMTCT efforts
30 July 2010 (PlusNews ), Health and nutrition experts in Zimbabwe are worried that one of the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rates in the region could have a negative impact on the country's prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programme.
GLOBAL: "Seek, test, treat and retain" to stem HIV among drug users
28 July 2010 (PlusNews ), Activists and scientists at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna called on governments to stop criminalizing drug users and instead to provide them with addiction and HIV treatment.

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