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MOZAMBIQUE: Injecting drug use - a shot in the arm for HIV prevalence
MAPUTO, 26 June 2007 (PlusNews) - In Maputo, Mozambique's capital, the neighbourhoods of Serrano and Mafalala are the most popular places for buying drugs. Users visit small, ordinary-looking houses there to buy and shoot up heroin, cocaine and amphetamines.
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ZAMBIA: AIDS drug recall creates panic
LUSAKA, 19 June 2007 (PlusNews) - Contamination of the AIDS drug, Viracept, has created panic among HIV-positive Zambians on antiretroviral therapy, who fear other AIDS drugs may not be safe.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Mortality figures point to AIDS toll
JOHANNESBURG, 15 June 2007 (PlusNews) - Deaths are on the rise in South Africa, with the latest government mortality figures showing a 3.3 percent increase between 2004 and 2005.
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MOZAMBIQUE: AIDS epidemic overwhelms health facilities
BEIRA, 15 June 2007 (PlusNews) - Ana Ndongue, 19, travelled from Buzi, about 30km from the port city of Beira, in Mozambique, in search of a better life.
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ZAMBIA: Mining growth brings increased HIV risk
SOLWEZI, 13 June 2007 (PlusNews) - The expansion of mining activities in Solwezi District in Zambia's North-Western Province has spurred a rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and health officials fear this could indicate an increase in the region's HIV infection rate.
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