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NIGERIA: Media praised for HIV/AIDS advocacy in UNGASS report, 30/May/06
LAGOS, 30 May (PLUSNEWS) - A growing number of Nigerian journalists have evolved from mere reporters and broadcasters to being HIV/AIDS advocates, and their contribution is... Email Report

NAMIBIA: Youth having sex earlier, but with fewer partners, 30/May/06
WINDHOEK, 30 May (PLUSNEWS) - Namibians are having their first sexual encounter at an earlier age, but more people have reduced their number of sexual partners to avoid the risk of... Email Report

NAMIBIA: Curbing HIV/AIDS along a transport corridor, 30/May/06
KATIMA MULILO, 30 May (PLUSNEWS) - "That [a condom] is a traveller's companion, just like the passport," said customs officer Joseph Matroos, pointing to a dispenser at the Ngoma border... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: UNAIDS highlights poor progress in containing HIV/AIDS, 30/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 30 May (PLUSNEWS) - The HIV/AIDS pandemic may be slowing down globally, but in Southern Africa the outlook is still bleak, says a new UNAIDS report. One-third of the... Email Report

AFRICA: More action urged for HIV-positive kids, 29/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 29 May (PLUSNEWS) - The Global Movement for Children (GMC), an NGO, is urging the international community to do more about the treatment and care of HIV-positive... Email Report

AFRICA: HIV seen like never before, 29/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 29 May (PLUSNEWS) - For the first time, US scientists have been able take a closeup, three-dimensional look at spike proteins on the surface of the HI virus, which could... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Delegates ready for UNGASS, 29/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 29 May (PLUSNEWS) - South African AIDS activists will be attending the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on AIDS in New York this week, where progress in... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Rise in AIDS public health cost expected, 29/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 29 May (PLUSNEWS) - Researchers are warning that South Africa should prepare for a sharp rise in the cost of public health services in the next few years, due to... Email Report

TANZANIA: Eliminating stigma in conservative Zanzibar crucial to HIV/AIDS fight, 29/May/06
STONE TOWN, 29 May (PLUSNEWS) - AIDS activists on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar are making every effort to reduce discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS, a... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: HIV-positive Muslims take comfort in their faith, 26/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 26 May (PLUSNEWS) - When Zainab Majawa discovered she was HIV positive, she begged her husband to be tested, but he refused and became so abusive that she took her... Email Report

UGANDA: UNGASS - good HIV/AIDS information but too little prevention , 26/May/06
KAMPALA, 26 May (PLUSNEWS) - Uganda has failed to meet two of the three HIV prevention targets set by the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on HIV in 2001,... Email Report

UGANDA: Glum HIV/AIDS outlook for Kampala's slum dwellers, 26/May/06
KAMPALA, 26 May (PLUSNEWS) - Hundreds of thousands of people live in the expansive slums of Uganda's capital city, Kampala, most of whom migrated from their rural homes to escape... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: 'In the Continuum' gives HIV/AIDS a human face, 26/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 26 May (PLUSNEWS) - A powerful play about the devastating impact of an HIV diagnosis on two black women has helped audiences in the United States, Zimbabwe and now South... Email Report

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KENYA: Treating little people with big problems at Gertrude's , 25/May/06
NAIROBI, 25 May (PLUSNEWS) - Gertrude's Garden Children's Hospital, in the plush Nairobi suburb of Muthaiga, is the Kenyan capital's only facility dedicated to paediatrics and,... Email Report

KENYA: Caring for an HIV-positive child - one mother's story, 25/May/06
NAIROBI, 25 May (PLUSNEWS) - When HIV-positive Brenda* had her first child in 1998, he lived for just five months his immune system overwhelmed by illness. Abandoned by the... Email Report

ETHIOPIA: Mothers urged to join in parent-to-child HIV prevention , 25/May/06
ADDIS ABABA, 25 May (PLUSNEWS) - The Ethiopian health ministry is urging mothers to join the fight to reduce the number of children born with the HI virus, estimating that just six... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Child Mortality rising, 25/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 25 May (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa is one of only seven countries on the continent where child deaths are rising, reversing a steady drop that began in the mid-1990s,... Email Report

MOZAMBIQUE: Exploitation and abuse awaits Zimbabwe's migrant children, 25/May/06
MAPUTO, 25 May (PLUSNEWS) - Save the Children-UK (SCF-UK) has raised the alarm over increasing numbers of Zimbabwean children illegally entering Mozambique to escape poverty at... Email Report

UGANDA: Politicians implicated in Global Fund scam excluded from gov't, 24/May/06
KAMPALA, 24 May (PLUSNEWS) - Uganda's former health minister and his two deputies - all of whom are accused of mismanagement of foreign grants to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and... Email Report


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