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KENYA: Progress on HIV parent-to-baby transmission, but UNGASS target still elusive, 24/May/06
NAIROBI, 24 May (PLUSNEWS) - The comprehensive HIV/AIDS care clinic at Kenya's Machakos District Hospital buzzes with activity as nurses call out the names of the tens of women... Email Report

MYANMAR: Preventing HIV/AIDS among school dropouts, 24/May/06
YANGOON, 24 May (PLUSNEWS) - In military-ruled Myanmar poverty forces over half the country’s children to leave primary school early, putting many at greater risk of contracting... Email Report

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Expecting poor marks for AIDS prevention on the UNGASS report card, 23/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 23 May (PLUSNEWS) - African countries have failed to meet prevention targets agreed upon in 2001 at the United Nations General Assembly's Special Session on HIV/AIDS... Email Report

DJIBOUTI: The weight of silence - overcoming the stigma of HIV/AIDS , 23/May/06
DJIBOUTIVILLE, 23 May (PLUSNEWS) - In the deeply conservative Muslim society of the Red Sea state of Djibouti, HIV-positive people wear their status as a cloak of shame. "Being HIV... Email Report

KENYA: Sharing knowledge key to improving HIV/AIDS management, 22/May/06
NAIROBI, 22 May (PLUSNEWS) - In a bid to document and scale-up 'best practices' in HIV/AIDS, the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) in Kenya has carried out 16 case... Email Report

UGANDA: Men's union encourages men to be more open about HIV, 22/May/06
KAMPALA, 22 May (PLUSNEWS) - A pioneering support group in Uganda is urging men living with HIV/AIDS to own up to their condition rather than putting themselves and their families... Email Report

UGANDA: UN urged to prioritise AIDS, 22/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 22 May (PLUSNEWS) - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan was urged on Sunday to place HIV/AIDS in Uganda high on the agenda of the UN General Assembly Special Session on the... Email Report

NAMIBIA: Vulnerable children receive food and an allowance, 22/May/06
RUNDU, 22 May (PLUSNEWS) - Registering and feeding over 100,000 orphans and vulnerable children in the rural areas of northern Namibia is underway, bringing much needed relief... Email Report

COTE D IVOIRE: Civil war all but wiped out health care, HIV/AIDS facilities in north, 22/May/06
ABIDJAN, 22 May (PLUSNEWS) - Cote d'Ivoire’s civil war all but wiped out the health sector in the rebel-held north, dramatically reducing the number of available doctors and... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: Highlight AIDS vulnerability aspects - Govt, 19/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 19 May (PLUSNEWS) - South African Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has urged poor nations to bring problems that leave them more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS than... Email Report

AFRICA: Deportation ruling angers AIDS activists, 19/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 19 May (PLUSNEWS) - AIDS activists are concerned that hundreds of HIV-positive people could be sent back to Africa after a decision by Britain's Home Office allowing... Email Report

AFRICA: Kenya/Brazil AIDS assault planned, 19/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 19 May (PLUSNEWS) - Brazil and Kenya announced plans earlier this week to pressure the upcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, for more funds to combat... Email Report

AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 284, 19 May 2006, 19/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 19 May (PLUSNEWS) - NEWS: NEPAL: HIV hospice for gay and transgender men offers hope ... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: The biggest ARV programme in the world?, 18/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 18 May (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa has the world's largest antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme for HIV-positive people, government officials announced on Wednesday. ... Email Report

TANZANIA: Sexual abuse, poverty puts disabled at high HIV risk, 18/May/06
DAR ES SALAAM, 18 May (PLUSNEWS) - AIDS activists in Tanzania are becoming increasingly concerned about rising HIV/AIDS among mentally and physically disabled people, a group generally... Email Report

UZBEKISTAN: Integrated approach to tackling HIV/AIDS on the streets, 18/May/06
TASHKENT, 18 May (PLUSNEWS) - On a street corner in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, an inauspicious doorway marks a new approach to dealing with the growing threat of HIV/AIDS in the... Email Report

CONGO: Decay, disease, violence stalk convicts, 17/May/06
BRAZZAVILLE, 17 May (PLUSNEWS) - Inside the crumbling, mildewed walls of Brazzaville's prison in the capital of the Republic of Congo (ROC), up to 12 men share cells designed to hold... Email Report

KENYA: Music industry gets with the HIV/AIDS programme, 17/May/06
NAIROBI, 17 May (PLUSNEWS) - Kenya's musicians are stepping up to the mike and using their talent and creative imagination to spread vital HIV/AIDS information among young people.... Email Report

GLOBAL: Virginity pledges not always kept - study, 17/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 17 May (PLUSNEWS) - A survey of American teenagers who publicly pledged to remain virgins until marriage has found that more than half of them broke their vow within a... Email Report

SOUTH AFRICA: The HIV testing debate: voluntary or opt-out? , 16/May/06
JOHANNESBURG, 16 May (PLUSNEWS) - Supreme Court of Appeals Judge and HIV positive activist Edwin Cameron has added his voice to an international debate that has been mounting in recent... Email Report


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