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AFRICA: Health Minister examines AIDS treatment hurdles, 10/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 10 January (PLUSNEWS) - South African Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is in Washington to find ways of increasing access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care. ... Email Report

ZAMBIA: US university study to examine AIDS treatment hurdles, 9/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 9 January (PLUSNEWS) - Researchers from America's Michigan State University (MSU) are to examine the barriers faced by HIV-positive people accessing anti-AIDS treatment in... Email Report

UGANDA: Greater AIDS effort urged by US official, 9/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 9 January (PLUSNEWS) - US Congressman Chris Smith has called for greater commitment to the global fight against HIV/AIDS, Uganda's Daily Monitor newspaper reported. ... Email Report

NAMIBIA: Prison HIV prevention hindered by discriminating laws, 9/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 9 January (PLUSNEWS) - A longstanding Namibian law condemning sex between men is hindering condom distribution and HIV prevention efforts in the country's prisons, AIDS... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 265, 6 January 2006, 6/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 6 January (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: SOUTH AFRICA: Global Fund withdraws support for loveLife Email Report

KENYA: Govt on track to exceed ARV provision target, 6/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG , 6 January (PLUSNEWS) - About 140,000 Kenyans living with HIV/AIDS will be receiving anti-AIDS drugs by the end of 2006, the government has said. According to the local... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Sasco calls for ARVs on campus, 5/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 5 January (PLUSNEWS) - The South African Students' Congress (Sasco), a student activist group, on Wednesday called for universities to provide HIV-positive students with... Email Report

MALAWI: Steps considered to prevent forced child marriages, 5/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 5 January (PLUSNEWS) - The growing number of cases of young girls being forced to marry much older men has compelled the Malawian government to consider raising the legal... Email Report

SWAZILAND: "Sewage sociology" finds condom use rising, 5/Jan/06
MANZINI, 5 January (PLUSNEWS) - Without a definitive survey it's hard to know the extent of condom use by Swazis, but one group claims to have proof that it's on the rise: the... Email Report

MOZAMBIQUE: Steady progress as ARV rollout gathers momentum, 4/Jan/06
MAPUTO, 4 January (PLUSNEWS) - When Maria (last name withheld), 35 years old and HIV-positive, reflects on the past year she gives an answer that a growing number of Mozambicans... Email Report

ZIMBABWE: WHO '3 by 5' target missed, 3/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 3 January (PLUSNEWS) - Zimbabwe has failed to meet the World Health Organization (WHO) target of providing anti-AIDS drugs to at least 120,000 HIV-positive people by the end... Email Report

NIGERIA: Free anti-AIDS medication available in January, 3/Jan/06
JOHANNESBURG, 3 January (PLUSNEWS) - Nigeria is to start dispensing free antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS in January 2006, the government announced last week. ... Email Report


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