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DRC: Stigma hampers fight against HIV/AIDS in South Kivu
BUKAVU, 3 August 2007 (PlusNews) - In the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where people are often more concerned about their safety than HIV/AIDS, widespread stigma and discrimination are driving the epidemic underground, especially in the province of South Kivu.
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BURUNDI: Sex and drugs leave Bujumbura's homeless at risk of HIV
BUJUMBURA, 11 July 2007 (PlusNews) - Thousands of children and adults living rough on the streets of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, face a daily struggle to eat and find a warm corner to sleep in; many blot out the reality of their situation by turning to sex and drugs.
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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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GLOBAL: Global forum for women with HIV
NAIROBI, 5 July 2007 (PlusNews) - AIDS does not only travel with truckers along African highways; it flies business class with men in dark suits, crawls into marriages and lurks in playgrounds. It smiles at you every day at work and, disproportionately, affects African women and girls because of gender inequalities.
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DRC: Providing sustainable HIV treatment in war zones
JOHANNESBURG, 13 June 2007 (PlusNews) - Running a successful HIV treatment programme in a war zone is difficult but nevertheless possible, according to the international medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
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Lineo Makojoa, 15, cooks dinner at her home in Ha Majoro Village in Lesotho. Orphaned by HIV and Aids, she often cooks dinner for her grandparents and her older brother. Lineo Makojoa, 15, orphaned by AIDS, prepares dinner for her grandparents in Ha Majoro Village, Lesotho
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