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SOUTH AFRICA: Caring enough to make a difference - World AIDS Day Special
30 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Pholokgolo Ramothwala has been living with HIV/AIDS for three years. At 23, he is young, outspoken and full of ambition, just like most South African males his age - except he cares enough about the country's HIV/AIDS pandemic to make a difference.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41221
AFRICA: Impact of gender-based violence - World AIDS Day Special
30 November 2001 (PlusNews ), World AIDS Day falls in the middle of the annual 16 days of activism against violence on women, and gender activists in Kenya are taking the opportunity to highlight the issue of HIV/AIDS as a consequence of gender-based violence.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41223
NIGERIA: Coming to grips with the epidemic - World AIDS Day Special
30 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate of 5.8 percent may not sound especially high in a continent where double digit numbers are not unknown. But with a population of 120 million, it means that 3.47 million Nigerians are infected, representing more than 10 percent of all Africans, or over 8 percent of the global figure.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41225
IRAN-IRAN: IRIN Focus on the battle against HIV/AIDS
30 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Mohammad looks healthy, but following a seizure and a sudden fever in June, the 38-year-old father of two received a devastating blow when his doctor told him he was HIV-positive, infected with the virus that leads to AIDS.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41227
KYRGYZSTAN: Drug abuse fuelling HIV/AIDS
29 November 2001 (PlusNews ), One of the main factors driving the spread of HIV/AIDS in Kyrgyzstan is the boom in intravenous drug consumption, now reaching alarming levels in the southern region of Osh and in the capital, Bishkek, in the north of the country, United Nations specialists told IRIN.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41215
SOUTH AFRICA: Court battle over AIDS drugs continues
27 November 2001 (PlusNews ), A lack of resources made it impossible to provide Nevirapine to all HIV-positive pregnant women, lawyers for the South African government argued on Tuesday.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41213
MOZAMBIQUE: PlusNews Country Profile
26 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Mozambique Country Profile
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41208
BURUNDI: ICRC supports HIV/AIDS prevention drive
26 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Prison inmates in three Burundi towns are due to begin on Monday a series of plays, song and dance skits, as well as poetry recitations designed to heighten their awareness of the problems of HIV/AIDS, the ICRC in Burundi announced.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41210
SOUTH AFRICA: Court battle over AIDS drugs begins
26 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The South African government was challenged by a leading AIDS activist group in court on Monday over its reluctance to distribute Nevirapine to all HIV positive pregnant women.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41212
KENYA: HIV/AIDS patients fight for healthcare
23 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The Kenya Network of Women with AIDS (KENWA) is fighting to help HIV-positive women overcome resistance from health workers to their treatment for health problems, both related and unrelated to HIV/AIDS.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41204
LESOTHO: PlusNews Country Profile
21 November 2001 (PlusNews ), PlusNews Profile
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41201
SOUTH AFRICA: Activists call for AIDS drugs ahead of court battle
21 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Activists are pushing for AIDS drugs to be made available in the South African public health sector as soon as possible, ahead of their court battle with the state next week.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41203
ETHIOPIA: PlusNews Country Profile
20 November 2001 (PlusNews ), PlusNews Country Profile for Ethiopia
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41197
BOTSWANA: Home-based care hailed as a success
20 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The Botswana government's home-based care programme has become an essential tool in the country's response towards HIV/AIDS, local activists told PlusNews.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41199
RWANDA: UNFPA proposes US $7 million for reproductive health
19 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The United Nations Population Fund has recommended a US $7 million programme to help the Rwandan government achieve its population and development objectives for 2002-2006.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41196
AFRICA: New agreement on access to drugs welcomed
16 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Campaign groups have welcomed a declaration by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that allows developing countries to use generic drugs in times of health crises, overriding the patents held by major pharmaceutical companies.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41188
UGANDA: PlusNews Country Profile
16 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Uganda Country Profile
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41190
ZAMBIA: PlusNews Profile
16 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Zambia Country Profile
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41192
SOUTHERN AFRICA: A different take on AIDS
15 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The ethical dilemmas facing media workers trying to portray a reality of the AIDS epidemic have come into sharp focus with the making of Steps for the Future, a powerful series of documentaries about HIV and AIDS in southern Africa.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41184
ZIMBABWE: AIDS groups accuse government of "playing politics"
15 November 2001 (PlusNews ), AIDS groups in Zimbabwe this week condemned a "political" decision by the government to transfer control over money from a national AIDS fund to ruling party-run district councils, activists told PlusNews.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=41186

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