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SOUTH AFRICA: AIDS/TB get govt cash injection, 6/Apr/06
JOHANNESBURG, 6 April (PLUSNEWS) - Almost US $2 million has been allocated to fight HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa's Western Cape city of Cape Town. According to the... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Novel business AIDS conference kicks off, 6/Apr/06
JOHANNESBURG, 6 April (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa's first-ever Private-Sector Conference on HIV/AIDS kicked off on Wednesday in Midrand, near Johannesburg. According to a statement... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Conference highlights plight of OVC, 6/Apr/06
JOHANNESBURG, 6 April (PLUSNEWS) - Local and international delegates are attending a five-day conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss the needs of orphans and vulnerable... Email Report

LESOTHO: 'Know your status' drive needs $12.5m and people's cooperation, 6/Apr/06
MASERU, 6 April (PLUSNEWS) - The success of Lesotho's plan to increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment will depend on a national commitment to being tested for the virus and a R75... Email Report

LESOTHO: Guidelines to help OVC caregivers, 5/Apr/06
MASERU, 5 April (PLUSNEWS) - A rapidly increasing population of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Lesotho has forced the government and NGOs to draw up guidelines for their... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Heat-resistant AIDS drug on way, 5/Apr/06
JOHANNESBURG, 5 April (PLUSNEWS) - US drug giant Abbott Laboratories on Tuesday filed for South African registration of a heat-resistant tablet version of its anti-AIDS drug, Kaletra. ... Email Report

UGANDA: New policy keeps HIV-positive people out of armed forces, 5/Apr/06
KAMPALA, 5 April (PLUSNEWS) - The Ugandan army will no longer recruit HIV-positive people, the spokesman for the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF), Maj Felix Kuraije, said on... Email Report

UGANDA: Abstinence - the safest or most dangerous HIV strategy?, 4/Apr/06
KAMPALA, 4 April (PLUSNEWS) - Pumping his fists in the air, Pastor Martin Ssempa strides up and down the stage at one end of a swimming pool at Uganda's Makerere University, where... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: AIDS survey to be undertaken in prisons , 4/Apr/06
JOHANNESBURG, 4 April (PLUSNEWS) - The South African Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has announced plans to undertake a survey of HIV prevalence in the nation's 240 prisons. ... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Ex-deputy president's HIV status in question, 4/Apr/06
JOHANNESBURG, 4 April (PLUSNEWS) - Former South African deputy president Jacob Zuma testified on Tuesday that he had had sex with an HIV-positive woman because the risk of infection was... Email Report

MOZAMBIQUE: Donors to be asked to make good on pledges, 4/Apr/06
JOHANNESBURG, 4 April (PLUSNEWS) - The Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa (AWEPA) is to pressurise donors for increased support to combat HIV/AIDS on the continent,... Email Report

UGANDA: Global Fund probe reveals massive graft, 3/Apr/06
KAMPALA, 3 April (PLUSNEWS) - An ongoing probe into the misuse of money from the Global Fund on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Uganda has unearthed a "pile of filth" in the... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: UNGASS exclusion angers AIDS activists, 3/Apr/06
JOHANNESBURG, 3 April (PLUSNEWS) - The South African AIDS lobby group, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), says government intolerance of criticism is to blame for its exclusion from a... Email Report

ZAMBIA: High-profile HIV testing call renewed, 3/Apr/06
JOHANNESBURG, 3 April (PLUSNEWS) - Zambian medical experts are again pushing for the nation's leaders to undergo mandatory HIV testing as a means of combating related stigma and... Email Report

MOZAMBIQUE: Donors urge greater AIDS commitment, 3/Apr/06
JOHANNESBURG, 3 April (PLUSNEWS) - Partners in Mozambique's fight against HIV/AIDS have called for greater government commitment and more ambitious targets. Marcia Colquhoun, of the... Email Report

UGANDA: HIV-positive women stigmatised by major hospital - report , 31/Mar/06
KAMPALA, 31 March (PLUSNEWS) - HIV-positive pregnant women are experiencing discrimination and abuse at Mulago Hospital, Uganda's largest referral facility, according to a report... Email Report

UGANDA: Government launches AIDS vaccine research guidelines, 31/Mar/06
KAMPALA, 31 March (PLUSNEWS) - Uganda has launched guidelines for AIDS vaccine research to provide overall direction regarding scientific, legal, ethical and policy issues in... Email Report

AFRICA: Global Fund warns of AIDS funding crunch, 31/Mar/06
JOHANNESBURG, 31 March (PLUSNEWS) - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria risks reneging on promises to millions of HIV-positive people, a senior official said on... Email Report

GUINEA-BISSAU: Traditional healing to get its place in the sun, 31/Mar/06
BAFATA, 31 March (PLUSNEWS) - Guinean traditional healers have been sidelined by health officials and received little support for researching their remedies, but this is set to... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 277, 31 March 2006, 31/Mar/06
JOHANNESBURG, 31 March (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: AFRICA: ARVs missing pregnant women - WHO Email Report


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