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SOUTHERN AFRICA: No sex for a month to prevent HIV
9 November 2010 (PlusNews ), An aggressive national campaign to persuade people to abstain from sex or commit to 100 percent condom use for a month could make a significant contribution to HIV prevention efforts, says a leading HIV expert.
KENYA: Need to reduce HIV risk among health workers
8 November 2010 (PlusNews ), The Kenyan government is working to reduce health workers' risk of HIV infection but experts say there is a need for greater focus on providing health workers with proper safety equipment and education.
SOUTH AFRICA: The difference AIDS makes to vulnerable children
5 November 2010 (PlusNews ), New South African research shows that AIDS-affected children struggle with educational and mental health issues more than their peers, who are vulnerable for other reasons.
SOUTH AFRICA: ART patients defy risky sex expectations, says study
3 November 2010 (PlusNews ), Fears that antiretroviral therapy might lead healthier-feeling HIV-positive people to have more sex and potentially infect others may be unfounded, according to a new South African study, which recorded patients having significantly less sex as well as safer sex after starting treatment.
KENYA: Counselling key to success of male cut
2 November 2010 (PlusNews ), When Kenya launched its national voluntary male circumcision campaign in 2008, critics worried that it could lead to greater sexual risk-taking - but men in the western Nyanza Province seem to be disproving this theory.
SOUTH AFRICA: Hospitals failing to treat HIV-positive infants
2 November 2010 (PlusNews ), KwaZulu-Natal Province remains the epicentre of South Africa’s HIV epidemic but new research reveals that nearly a third of hospitals surveyed had not started a single HIV-positive infant on antiretroviral treatment in several years.
SOUTH AFRICA: Clowning around boosts HIV-positive children
29 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Shrieks of laughter echo through the community centre in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha as 20 children aged between four and 15 play a game of tag.
KENYA: Mother-baby packs to reduce HIV transmission
29 October 2010 (PlusNews ), A new, easy-to-use pack for pregnant, HIV-positive women could significantly reduce rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) in Kenya.
UGANDA: Deadly consequences of inadequate HIV counselling
28 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Carol Apiyo* is struggling to cope with bitterness and anger towards her husband, whom she blames for infecting her with HIV; a few months ago, she tried to kill him by poisoning his food.
MOZAMBIQUE: Technology revolution hits HIV testing and treatment
25 October 2010 (PlusNews ), Delayed test results often mean HIV patients in Mozambique fail to get timely treatment, but new technology is reducing the need to send tests to far away laboratories, and speeding up test results and HIV treatment.
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.

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