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Doubts over door-to-door testing campaign

HARARE, 15 March 2012 (PlusNews) - Zimbabwe's ambitious plan to offer an HIV test to every household in the country is not yet under way but is already being met with scepticism by activists who feel this is not a priority for the country, especially with global HIV/AIDS funding on the decline. full report

ZIMBABWE: Improved AIDS levy collections fill part of funding gap

HARARE, 3 February 2012 (PlusNews) - With global funding for HIV/AIDS on the decline, Zimbabwe's innovative AIDS levy - a 3 percent tax on income - has become a promising source of funding for the country, with a dramatic increase in revenue collected in the past two years. full report

HIV/AIDS: A deadly funding crisis

JOHANNESBURG, 1 December 2011 (PlusNews) - This World AIDS Day on 1 Dec should have been a much more joyous event: the global HIV/AIDS response has turned a significant corner, with record numbers of people on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and fewer new HIV infections. But the announcement by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, cancelling its next funding round, has cast a shadow over any celebrations and highlighted the precarious nature of HIV/AIDS funding. full report

ZIMBABWE: Food voucher scheme benefits HIV-positive people

HARARE, 20 October 2011 (PlusNews) - Vulnerable people living with HIV in Zimbabwe are benefiting from an electronic voucher scheme being used to fight malnutrition among people on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy and their families by providing them with nutritious food. full report

ZIMBABWE: Rate of male circumcision speeds up

HARARE, 4 July 2011 (PlusNews) - Zimbabwe has set a goal of circumcising 1.2 million men by 2015 - a bold target for a country that has been slow to get its circumcision programme off the ground but is now rapidly making up for lost time. full report

ZIMBABWE: Cash transfers target vulnerable children

HARARE, 31 May 2011 (PlusNews) - Orphans and vulnerable children in 10 of Zimbabwe's poorest districts will start benefiting from a government scheme to help them go to school, have enough to eat and access medical care. full report

HIV/AIDS: ARVs as prevention must move quickly "from science to action"

NAIROBI, 13 May 2011 (PlusNews) - A landmark study showing major reductions in HIV transmission among discordant couples due to early treatment may fail to have a significant impact on HIV prevention unless governments and donors are willing to turn the science into action, HIV advocates say. full report

ZIMBABWE: New treatment guidelines rolled out – a year later

HARARE, 12 April 2011 (PlusNews) - Zimbabwe's government adopted new guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) for treating people living with HIV almost a year ago, but funding constraints have made it difficult to implement them - until now. full report

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