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TANZANIA: Escalating drug use threatens AIDS fight
STONE TOWN, 27 July 2007 (PlusNews) - Fatma Shaibu keeps regular hours. During the day she does housework in Stone Town, capital of the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, and at night she sells sex to customers at the local disco. Her escape from the daily grind is three heroin injections - morning, afternoon and night. In-between the mother of four stays high by smoking drugs with a foil and pipe.
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SUDAN-UGANDA: Programmes disregard HIV among the elderly
JUBA/HOIMA, 27 July 2007 (PlusNews) - Agnes Buya*, 66, lies in the infectious diseases ward of Juba Teaching Hospital in southern Sudan. Painfully thin, she has been suffering from tuberculosis for the last year. "I came to the hospital a few days ago; the family who were caring for me couldn't look after me anymore," she told IRIN/PlusNews. "As soon as I got here the doctor tested me for HIV and found me positive."
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TANZANIA: Government to step up ARV rollout and VCT
DAR ES SALAAM, 18 July 2007 (PlusNews) - The Tanzanian government has announced plans to nearly double the number of people on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by the end of 2007.
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GLOBAL: A new tool for measuring stigma
NAIROBI, 11 July 2007 (PlusNews) - Rejection. Fear. Anger. These are some of the feelings that come to the surface when HIV-positive women talk about stigma and discrimination.
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GLOBAL: Women want a bigger piece of the funding pie
NAIROBI, 10 July 2007 (PlusNews) - After burning the midnight oil for many weeks while preparing a US$50 million gender-based project proposal to lay before the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, Swazi activists found that it had vanished from their country's grant application. They were dumbfounded.
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