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AFRICA: Global AIDS efforts missing children - UNICEF, 10/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 10 February (PLUSNEWS) - Greater attention must be paid to the needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) told an international gathering in... Email Report

AFRICA: New nevirapine research challenges earlier findings, 10/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 10 February (PLUSNEWS) - New research from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the anti-AIDS drug, nevirapine, can prevent the spread of HIV... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: University anti-AIDS treatment plan hits snag, 10/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 10 February (PLUSNEWS) - An initiative by South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) to provide treatment to HIV-positive students has struck a snag, according to the... Email Report

AFRICA: Gilead not meeting cheap ARV promise - MSF, 10/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 10 February (PLUSNEWS) - Multinational drug manufacturer Gilead Sciences is yet to reduce the cost of its antiretroviral drug, Viread, in developing countries, international... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 270, 10 February 2006, 10/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 10 February (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: CHAD: Worries about AIDS funding crunch after World Bank spat... Email Report

AFRICA: US global AIDS treatment plan making strides, 9/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 9 February (PLUSNEWS) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says efforts to increase HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in developing nations are expanding at a... Email Report

UGANDA: Phase II HIV vaccine trials started, 9/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 9 February (PLUSNEWS) - Uganda and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) have launched a new phase of HIV vaccine trials. The 18-month human trials have... Email Report

UGANDA: Busia women slow on VCT take-up, 9/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 9 February (PLUSNEWS) - Expectant mothers are failing to make use of HIV voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) in eastern Uganda's Busia district, according to officials... Email Report

AFRICA: AU vows greater anti-AIDS coverage by 2010, 9/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 9 February (PLUSNEWS) - The African Union (AU) Commission and international partners have agreed to strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts on the continent over... Email Report

NIGERIA: Plans announced for innovative AIDS think-tank, 8/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 8 February (PLUSNEWS) - Nigeria and UNAIDS have signed an agreement for the establishment of an Africa Centre for AIDS Management. According to the National Action... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: AIDS played down in president's speech, 8/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 8 February (PLUSNEWS) - Opposition political parties have questioned South African President Thabo Mbeki's fleeting reference to HIV/AIDS in his recent State of the Nation... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Efficacy of herbal AIDS/TB remedies examined, 7/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 7 February (PLUSNEWS) - South African and US academics are to research the efficacy of traditional medicines in the fight against tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. ... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: India/South Africa cheap AIDS drugs venture announced, 7/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 7 February (PLUSNEWS) - Indian drug company Ranbaxy and South Africa's Community Investment Holdings (CIH) have agreed to jointly supply cheaper anti-AIDS drug to three... Email Report

ZIMBABWE: HIV decline reported in Manicaland, 6/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 6 February (PLUSNEWS) - Changes in sexual behaviour may have contributed to a decline in HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe's eastern province of Manicaland, according to experts at... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Race-based blood profiling deemed effective against HIV, 6/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 6 February (PLUSNEWS) - A South African National Blood Services (SANBS) policy that excluded black blood donors has led to a drop in HIV-tainted blood supplies, according to... Email Report

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: Dangerous Bananas, 6/Feb/06
SAO TOME, 6 February (PLUSNEWS) - Children are the wealth of the poor, say the fishermen of Angolares on the island of São Tomé. If a wife has not conceived after a year of marriage,... Email Report

WEST AFRICA: Year in Review 2005 - Uneven progress in treatment provision, 3/Feb/06
DAKAR, 3 February (PLUSNEWS) - For many West and Central African countries, 2005 was the year of implementation and the reinforcement of their HIV/AIDS treatment programmes. It... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 269, 3 February 2006, 3/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 3 February (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: BOTSWANA: Routine HIV testing not as straightforward as it... Email Report

CHAD: Worries about AIDS funding crunch after World Bank spat, 3/Feb/06
NDJAMENA, 3 February (PLUSNEWS) - Chad's fight against AIDS is set to be one of the main victims if a standoff between the government and the World Bank drags on, senior UN officials... Email Report

TANZANIA: Condom taboo in Zanzibar hampers fight against HIV/AIDS, 1/Feb/06
STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR, 1 February (PLUSNEWS) - Campaigns to fight HIV/AIDS often focus on the "ABC" strategy - or Abstinence, Be faithful and use Condoms. However, on the ultra-conservative,... Email Report


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