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Government aims to quadruple annual condom distribution

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia's government has come up with an ambitious plan to halve new HIV infections, quadruple its annual condom distribution and put 85 percent of people who need life-prolonging HIV medication on treatment within five years. full report

In search of "made-to-measure" HIV prevention
Government empowers nurses to boost ARV treatment
Feeding family unity
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UGANDA: Strong turnout as male circumcision kicks off in the north

Tracking the male circumcision rollout
HIV/AIDS: Disability, HIV find common ground
Ignoring the facts on HIV and disability
SOUTH AFRICA: Nurses step into ART breach

Sihle Motha, "You have this person's life in your hands"
SOUTH AFRICA: New ARV tender halves drug prices

Straight Talk with South Africa's Health Minister

SWAZILAND: Army slowly winning the HIV/AIDS battle
MBABANE, 14 December 2010 (PlusNews) - Swaziland has the world’s highest estimated HIV prevalence, and its military is not exempt, although a wellness and prevention programme has seen a remarkable drop in AIDS deaths over the past two years, with a steady decline in new infections.
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AFRICA: Getting men talking about condoms
JOHANNESBURG, 8 December 2010 (PlusNews) - “Why, if condoms are available, is AIDS still spreading in Africa?” asks Elkana Ong’esa, an elderly Kenyan man in the new documentary, Protection: Men and condoms in the time of HIV and AIDS.
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AFRICA: Risky sex does not equal HIV risk - study
JOHANNESBURG, 7 December 2010 (PlusNews) - Zimbabwean women reported significantly less risky sexual behaviour than their counterparts in Tanzania, despite being almost four times more likely to be HIV-infected, a comparative study has found.
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Between 2001 and 2009, 10 countries in West and Central Africa reduced new HIV infections  by more then 25 percent
The conference seeks to identify and celebrate same-sex communities and, in part, identify whether these communities are being adequately addressed by HIV/AIDS programming.

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