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TANZANIA: 44,000 to receive ARVs by end of 2005, 26/Sep/05
DAR ES SALAAM, 26 September (PLUSNEWS) - The government of Tanzania plans to have at least 44,000 people infected with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral treatment (ARVs) by the end of 2005,... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Trials test efficacy of diaphragms in preventing HIV/AIDS, 26/Sep/05
DURBAN, 26 September (PLUSNEWS) - Studies are being carried out in South Africa and Zimbabwe to determine whether diaphragms can help protect women against HIV/AIDS, as they bear the... Email Report

SWAZILAND: Poverty-stricken AIDS widows pin hopes on new constitution, 26/Sep/05
MBABANE, 26 September (PLUSNEWS) - A new association of widows in Swaziland hopes to raise greater awareness of the plight of women who have lost their husbands to AIDS. "We grow in... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Leadership failure in fight against HIV/AIDS - COSATU, 26/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 26 September (PLUSNEWS) - The leader of South Africa's trade union movement has accused President Thabo Mbeki and Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang of "failure of... Email Report

LESOTHO: HIV/AIDS treatment target beyond reach, 26/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 26 September (PLUSNEWS) - Lesotho will not meet its target of providing 28,000 HIV-positive people with antiretroviral treatment by the end of the year, says a UN official. ... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Churchmen move towards disclosing their HIV-positive status, 23/Sep/05
DURBAN, 23 September (PLUSNEWS) - Religious leaders in South Africa are slowly beginning to address HIV/AIDS in their communities, but many are still struggling to come to terms with... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 252, 23 September 2005, 23/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG , 23 September (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: GABON: Government cuts condom prices by 40 percent to help... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Battling AIDS in the military, 23/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 23 September (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa has teamed up with the United States to investigate how best to manage HIV/AIDS in a military setting, as the disease is increasingly... Email Report

NAMIBIA: HIV/AIDS considered "natural disaster", 22/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 22 September (PLUSNEWS) - Namibia's Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Libertina Amathila, has urged delegates at a disaster management meeting of the Southern African Development... Email Report

GABON: Government cuts condom prices by 40 percent to help AIDS fight, 21/Sep/05
LIBREVILLE, 21 September (PLUSNEWS) - Gabon is slashing the price of male condoms in government-approved health centres by 40 percent in a bid to help prevent new HIV infections, health... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: HIV/AIDS statistics call for education sector reform, UNESCO warns, 21/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 21 September (PLUSNEWS) - The impact of HIV/AIDS in South Africa's schools should force a rethink on how education is provided, according to a senior UN official. With about... Email Report

UGANDA: Displaced youngsters to benefit from AIDS programme, 21/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 21 September (PLUSNEWS) - The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has launched a pilot programme to support displaced children affected by HIV/AIDS in conflict-... Email Report

NIGERIA: Government to scale up HIV/AIDS treatment as funding increases, 20/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 20 September (PLUSNEWS) - Nigeria has promised to open 100 new treatment centres, drastically increasing access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for the rising number of people... Email Report

BOTSWANA: Business community calls for greater participation in eradicating HIV/AIDS, 20/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 20 September (PLUSNEWS) - The Botswana Business Coalition on AIDS (BBCA) has urged the business community to play a more active role in the fight against HIV/AIDS. ... Email Report

AFRICA: African First Ladies launch new campaign in UN General Assembly to fight AIDS, 20/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 20 September (PLUSNEWS) - The Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) have unveiled a new campaign in New York, aimed at preventing HIV/AIDS among young... Email Report

WEST AFRICA: Global Fund financing gets greater oversight, 19/Sep/05
ABUJA, 19 September (PLUSNEWS) - Two challenges confront the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: to raise enough donor financing to cover needs on the ground, and to... Email Report

AFRICA: Clinton Global Initiative raises US $1.25 billion in pledges, 19/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 19 September (PLUSNEWS) - International donors pledged US $1.25 billion to worldwide HIV/AIDS and development programmes at a three-day meeting launched by ex-US president Bill... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: New effort to ease community's HIV/AIDS woes, 16/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 16 September (PLUSNEWS) - A community grappling with HIV/AIDS on the outskirts of South Africa's east-coast city of Durban might soon find relief in an unlikely place. ... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 251, 16 September 2005, 16/Sep/05
JOHANNESBURG, 16 September (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: ETHIOPIA: UNICEF receives Sweden's donation for AIDS orphans ... Email Report


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