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UGANDA: Can "love wheel" stop infidelity in marriage?
KAMPALA, 9 February 2011 (PlusNews) - Spin the wheel and get a tip to spoil your better half; spend more time together or go out for a romantic evening: A new Ugandan HIV prevention programme hopes a "love wheel" will encourage couples to seek excitement within their own marriages rather than in the arms outsiders.
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AFRICA: Need for systematic HIV drug resistance testing
NAIROBI, 8 February 2011 (PlusNews) - HIV is a tough enough diagnosis, but when one contracts a strain of HIV resistant to some life-prolonging medicines, treatment options are limited. A new study has found that transmitted HIV drug resistance may be on the rise in Africa, and the authors warn that unless resistance surveillance is increased, the continent's treatment programmes could suffer.
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TANZANIA: Male circumcision campaign targets 2.8 million
DAR ES SALAAM, 7 February 2011 (PlusNews) - The Tanzanian government has embarked on a large-scale voluntary male circumcision programme aimed at reducing the HIV risk of men and boys in areas of the country with low levels of male circumcision.
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KENYA: Fidelity campaigns could take years to see results
NAIROBI, 1 February 2011 (PlusNews) - Your secret lover probably has a secret lover - Kenyans regularly hear this message through a campaign aimed at reducing the high rate of new infections occurring within marriage.
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KENYA: Outrage as minister suggests isolating HIV-positive people
NAIROBI, 31 January 2011 (PlusNews) - AIDS activists are demanding a full apology from a Kenyan cabinet minister who recently suggested that isolating HIV-positive people may be the way to eradicate the pandemic.
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UGANDA: Murder of gay activist "needs urgent investigation"
NAIROBI, 27 January 2011 (PlusNews) - Gay Ugandans say they are living in fear after the murder of David Kato, a prominent gay activist who opposed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill submitted to parliament in 2009.
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KENYA: Catholics divided over Pope's condom comments
NAIROBI, 21 January 2011 (PlusNews) - Following the Pope's comments in a 2010 book to the effect that condom use may be permissible by HIV-positive sex workers to prevent HIV infection, many Roman Catholic Kenyans have found themselves at odds with their church leaders, who have retained their firm stance against condom use.
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KENYA: Caring for the care-givers
KISUMU, 19 January 2011 (PlusNews) - Raising young children was not part of 65-year-old Angeline Abuga's retirement plan, but after her son and daughter-in-law died from HIV-related complications four years ago, she found herself the sole carer for their five children.
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UGANDA: Desperately seeking condoms in the north
GULU/NWOYA, 18 January 2011 (PlusNews) - For the third month running, men and women seeking condoms at local health centres in some northern Ugandan districts have found empty dispensers. Health workers warn that the continuing shortage could affect regional HIV prevention efforts.
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KENYA: Contraception concerns for HIV discordant couples
NAIROBI, 13 January 2011 (PlusNews) - Cheating spouses have always caused problems for their marriages; in Kenya, a growing issue raised by extramarital sex is the phenomenon of HIV discordance - where one spouse is HIV-positive and the other negative.
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