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SOUTH AFRICA: A true test of love on Valentine's Day, 14/Feb/07
JOHANNESBURG, 14 February (PLUSNEWS) - It might not be as romantic as dinner for two with all the trimmings, but HIV testing for two is being billed as one way South African couples can... Email Report

AFRICA: Home sweet home? The challenge of peace , 14/Feb/07
MONROVIA, 14 February (PLUSNEWS) - "Post-conflict reconstruction" is a neat phrase, which utterly fails to convey the monumental challenge countries face as they try and rebuild after... Email Report

TANZANIA: Rising prevalence in Zanzibar needs new approach , 13/Feb/07
STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR, 13 February (PLUSNEWS) - HIV prevalence on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is on the rise, prompting officials to call for a more targeted response to... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: AIDS response becomes a test of faith, 13/Feb/07
JOHANNESBURG, 13 February (PLUSNEWS) - Local and international experts agree with important new findings this week that faith-based organisations (FBOs) have a major contribution to make to... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Rural orphan-care programmes struggle, 12/Feb/07
TZANEEN, 12 February (PLUSNEWS) - The lush hills in the Tzaneen Municipality of South Africa's Limpopo Province may seem a better place to spend a childhood than the dusty, overcrowded... Email Report

GAMBIA: Presidentís AIDS cure raising more questions than answers, 12/Feb/07
BANJUL, 12 February (PLUSNEWS) - An unsubstantiated but well-publicised claim by The Gambiaís President Yahya Jammeh that he can cure AIDS risks setting back efforts to stop the virus... Email Report

UGANDA: Findings on circumcision may derail HIV/AIDS fight - President, 12/Feb/07
KAMPALA, 12 February (PLUSNEWS) - Recent findings that male circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV have generated a heated national debate, with President Yoweri Museveni... Email Report

AFRICA: Children lose out as NGOs mushroom, 12/Feb/07
NAIROBI, 12 February (PLUSNEWS) - Existing interventions are failing African children affected by HIV/AIDS, leaving them with little access to treatment and limited support, a recent... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 322, 09 February 2007, 9/Feb/07
JOHANNESBURG, 9 February (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: SOUTHERN AFRICA: Red Cross programme threatened by funding... Email Report

MOZAMBIQUE: Young people's radio show breaks down taboos , 8/Feb/07
MAPUTO , 8 February (PLUSNEWS) - Subjects like HIV/AIDS and child trafficking, usually considered taboo in Mozambican society, are being openly discussed by the teenage presenters of... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Farmworkers challenged to curb risky behaviour, 7/Feb/07
HOEDSPRUIT, 7 February (PLUSNEWS) - January is mango season in Hoedspruit, in South Africa's Limpopo Province, and casual fruit pickers, mostly women, flood the area's farms in search of... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Clarity sought in microbicides furore, 7/Feb/07
JOHANNESBURG, 7 February (PLUSNEWS) - Confusion has erupted over the safety of the microbicide trials, which were halted after preliminary results showed the proposed prophylactic could... Email Report

SWAZILAND: AIDS orphans locked out of schools , 7/Feb/07
MBABANE, 7 February (PLUSNEWS) - Thousands of Swazi AIDS orphans risk being locked out of school at the start of the new term this week, after the government failed to make good on a... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Red Cross programme threatened by funding, 6/Feb/07
JOHANNESBURG, 6 February (PLUSNEWS) - A major campaign by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to scale up its HIV and AIDS programmes in Southern Africa is... Email Report

SWAZILAND: The triumph over fear, 6/Feb/07
MBABANE, 6 February (PLUSNEWS) - In a remarkable reversal of perceptions about AIDS, public testing by religious and business leaders is changing attitudes towards both the disease... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Group calls for more research on sexual violence , 5/Feb/07
PRETORIA, 5 February (PLUSNEWS) - Though sexual violence affects millions around the world every year, deeply entrenched cultural taboos and a lack of political leadership have... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Commercial sex workers face HIV threat, 3/Feb/07
LAHORE , 3 February (PLUSNEWS) - Beena, 50, runs an 'establishment' in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, where her two daughters and a niece sell their bodies. "Most of us here know... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 321, 02 February 2007, 2/Feb/07
JOHANNESBURG, 2 February (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: GLOBAL: Microbicide research suffers major setback Email Report

 

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