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AFRICA: Experts urge joint AIDS and tropical disease fight, 1/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 1 February (PLUSNEWS) - International health experts at a gathering in Stockholm, Sweden, have called for the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in Africa... Email Report

UGANDA: Adults leading with HIV infection numbers - survey, 1/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 1 February (PLUSNEWS) - HIV/AIDS infection rates have shifted from Uganda's youth to older people, the latest population-based national sero survey has revealed. Findings... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Workplace AIDS discrimination still rife - ALP, 1/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 1 February (PLUSNEWS) - Reports of workplace HIV/AIDS discrimination are still common in South Africa, despite most businesses having policies in place, according to the... Email Report

MOZAMBIQUE: Newspapers in hot seat over AIDS cure ads, 1/Feb/06
MAPUTO, 1 February (PLUSNEWS) - The poorly regulated traditional medicine industry is attracting ever larger numbers of clients with newspaper advertisements that make extravagant... Email Report

BOTSWANA: Routine HIV testing not as straightforward as it sounds, 31/Jan/06
GABORONE, 31 January (PLUSNEWS) - Botswana's decision to introduce routine HIV testing in all its health facilities was driven by the growing realisation that plans to provide... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: New spin on LoveLife campaign, 30/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 30 January (PLUSNEWS) - The South African youth AIDS NGO, loveLife, has taken a different angle on reaching young adults with HIV prevention messages. Director David... Email Report

RWANDA: First ever condom campaign launched, 30/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 30 January (PLUSNEWS) - Rwanda has launched its first campaign promoting constant and correct condom use in an effort to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS. Agnes Binagwaho, head... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Teachers in dire need of ARVs - study, 30/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 30 January (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa needs 90 percent antiretroviral (ARV) coverage for HIV-positive teachers, or AIDS could claim more than 5,000 annually, the Human... Email Report

AFRICA: Doubling of HIV vaccine spending urged, 30/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 30 January (PLUSNEWS) - The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has called for a doubling of donor commitments to HIV vaccine research, to at least US $1.2 billion... Email Report

SWAZILAND: Campaign to inform women of their legal rights underway, 27/Jan/06
MBABANE, 27 January (PLUSNEWS) - The Swaziland branch of Women in Law in Southern Africa has launched an awareness campaign to teach HIV-positive women about their legal rights. ... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 268, 27 January 2006, 27/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 27 January (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: AFRICA: Uninterrupted ART vital to longevity - new study Email Report

ZAMBIA: Promising new combination therapy reduces MTCT, 26/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - Zambia's government has begun using a new drug in its prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme, in an effort to reduce drug... Email Report

KENYA: AIDS awareness hits the highway, 26/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - The US has launched a billboard campaign to promote HIV/AIDS awareness along Kenya's Mombasa/Nairobi highway, the Angolan news agency, ANGOP reported... Email Report

AFRICA: Drug giant seeks to ensure local ARV availability, 26/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is to help African firms produce generic versions of its second-line anti-AIDS drug, Saquinavir, as part of its... Email Report

KENYA: Social marketing possibly yielding AIDS success, 26/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - Social marketing campaigns to promote behaviour change may be responsible for Kenya's reduced HIV/AIDS infection rates, according to Warren... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: More VCT harm than good in KwaZulu-Natal, 25/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 25 January (PLUSNEWS) - HIV voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) services in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province might be doing more harm than good, AIDS caregivers and... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: OVC get new shelter, 25/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 25 January (PLUSNEWS) - Orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in the remote town of Kokstad are to benefit from a new facility constructed by the housing department of South... Email Report

NAMIBIA: Poor access to treatment hampers fight against TB, 25/Jan/06
WINDHOEK, 25 January (PLUSNEWS) - Despite its status as a middle-income country, Namibia has a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB), a poverty-related disease. Poor geographical... Email Report

AFRICA: Thailand delivers on condom pledge, 24/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 24 January (PLUSNEWS) - The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is to ship 50,000 condoms recently donated by Thailand in an effort to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Concern as MSF starts handover of HIV/AIDS treatment, 24/Jan/06
KHAYELITSHA, 24 January (PLUSNEWS) - After five years of groundbreaking work in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, medical humanitarian agency Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) are preparing to pull... Email Report


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