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Concerns over HIV/AIDS funding cuts

ADDIS ABABA, 9 January 2013 (PlusNews) - Major projected cuts in US government funding for Ethiopia’s health sector could greatly undermine the progress the country has made in the fight against HIV, authorities and experts say. full report

ETHIOPIA: Safe water critical to health of HIV-positive people

ADDIS ABABA, 27 August 2012 (PlusNews) - Beletu Hailemariam, 32, is HIV-positive and knows she should avoid contracting opportunistic infections that could further compromise her immune system. But she lives in one of poorer suburbs of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, and has to share a toilet with dozens of people and walk long distances to access clean water. A year ago, she was diagnosed with typhoid. full report

ETHIOPIA: HIV prevention services for those most at risk

ADDIS ABABA, 12 June 2012 (PlusNews) - More than 100 million condoms will be distributed annually to sex workers, men who have sex with men and other groups vulnerable to HIV as part of a new five-year programme to be run by the Ethiopian government and the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). full report

ETHIOPIA: HIV testing numbers rising steadily

ADDIS ABABA, 5 June 2012 (PlusNews) - Successful HIV testing campaigns in Ethiopia are showing a ten-fold jump in the number of people testing each year since 2005. full report

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