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MALAWI: Leader in TB treatment
17 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Faced with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, deepening malnutrition as a result of a serious food shortage and abject poverty, Malawi has managed to become a model for sub-Saharan Africa in treating tuberculosis (TB), a disease that kills two million people annually.
SOMALIA: First-ever AIDS awareness campaign
16 July 2002 (PlusNews ), A group of campaigners against HIV/AIDS in Somalia, called AIDSOM, last week held the country's first-ever public awareness demonstration in the coastal town of Marka, south of Mogadishu.
AFRICA: Avoid using criminal law for HIV/AIDS - UNAIDS
16 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Introducing HIV/AIDS-specific criminal legislation and prosecuting people living with HIV/AIDS for risky behaviour could undermine public health initiatives to reduce HIV infection, according to a new UNAIDS report.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: World Vision integrates food security and HIV/AIDS programmes
15 July 2002 (PlusNews ), The devastating effects of food shortages and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa has caused World Vision to integrate their HIV/AIDS and food security programmes into all development activities in the region.
AFRICA: New commitment urged to fight AIDS
12 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Three themes dominated the XIV International AIDS Conference in Barcelona this week: treatment, funding, and the impact of the epidemic on women
SOUTH AFRICA: Sexual violence ignored in prevention programmes
11 July 2002 (PlusNews ), With one in three reported rapes in South Africa involving more than one man, gang rape has increasingly become a common form of sexual violence.
AFRICA: GNP+ calls for more cooperation in Global Fund
11 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Cooperation between many governments and NGOs in country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs) for the Global Fund was absent during the first round of funding proposals, the Global Network of People living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+) said.
ERITREA: Focus - Eritrea tackles AIDS
10 July 2002 (PlusNews ), It's mid-morning at the HIV voluntary counselling and testing centre (VCT) in Asmara. About 20 men and women are waiting to be seen by a counsellor.
AFRICA: Challenge of treatment access
10 July 2002 (PlusNews ), The World Health Organisation (WHO) has thrown down a challenge to the international community at the AIDS 2002 conference in Barcelona this week, calling for three million people to have access to antiretroviral (ARV) therapy by 2005.
AFRICA: Prisoners doubly sentenced
10 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Sentenced and locked away, prisoners in many African countries have been forgotten by HIV/AIDS prevention programmes.
AFRICA: Turning on to safe sex
9 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Preventing HIV/AIDS in theory seems simple enough. Provide sexually active young people with information on how the disease is spread, and they will naturally adopt safe sex behaviour.
AFRICA: Figuring out the cost of AIDS action
9 July 2002 (PlusNews ), The cost of bringing HIV/AIDS under control has an official price tag: US $10 billion a year from 2005. But where did that figure, the benchmark for financing treatment and prevention, come from?
KENYA: Activists unhappy with new HIV/AIDS law
8 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Activists in Kenya are seeking ways to reverse a new law which they say blocks the importation and local manufacture of much-needed cheaper, generic AIDS drugs.
AFRICA: ARV treatment can work in poor communities
8 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Two pilot antiretroviral (ARV) programmes, underway in South Africa and Uganda, have demonstrated that AIDS treatment campaigns are possible in poor communities. What's missing to scale-up these initiatives into national programmes is funding, and the political will, healthcare workers say.
AFRICA: Empowering women to prevent HIV/AIDS
8 July 2002 (PlusNews ), As long as women were denied basic needs such as access to condoms and power to negotiate their sexual relationships, the HIV/AIDS epidemic would continue to increase, activists said.
ETHIOPIA: HIV/AIDS risk awareness "very low", survey finds
3 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Most of Ethiopia's 65 million people are at "high risk" from HIV/AIDS, the world’s most far-reaching-ever sexual survey has established.
ANGOLA: AIDS stigma pervasive
3 July 2002 (PlusNews ), "It's so hard," said a tearful Rita Domingos. "The moment people learn I'm HIV positive, they treat me differently. Neighbours shun me. Children avoid touching me. The landlord finds an excuse to kick me out of my room."
BURKINA FASO: World Bank to fund anti-AIDS campaign
3 July 2002 (PlusNews ), The World Bank agreed on Wednesday to provide funding to the tune of US $856,944 for anti-AIDS campaigns over the next six months in seven of Burkina Faso's 31 ministries.
AFRICA: Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic - UNAIDS
2 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Zambia may become the second African country - after Uganda - to reverse a widespread HIV/AIDS epidemic, a new UNAIDS report said on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Looking ahead to AIDS2002
1 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Previous international AIDS gatherings have tended to be "scientific showcases", but community-based organisations and children's NGOs are hoping for a higher profile at the 14th International Conference on AIDS to be held in Barcelona, Spain next week.

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