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 Sunday 15 November 2009
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ZIMBABWE: No home to go to
HARARE, 11 November 2009 (PlusNews) - Tendai Javangwe (not his real name) is 16 years old but looks half his age; he was born HIV-positive and has been staying at a home run by Mashambanzou Care Trust, a community care and support organisation.
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AFRICA: Older people need help to raise the next generation
NAIROBI, 11 November 2009 (PlusNews) - When the working members of a household die from HIV-related illnesses in northern Tanzania, older dependants have to work longer hours to cope financially, according to recently published World Bank study.
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BOTSWANA: Positive teens find refuge at their own club
GABORONE, 3 November 2009 (PlusNews) - Raging hormones, peer pressure and coming to terms with a changing body image - growing up is difficult enough without the added burden of living with HIV, and keeping it hidden from friends and classmates.
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ETHIOPIA: Increased condom use among sex workers but more education needed
ADDIS ABABA, 23 October 2009 (PlusNews) - With non-skilled jobs in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, paying as little as US$16 per month, the financial incentives to engage in commercial sex work are overwhelming - earning 30 times a domestic worker’s salary.
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KENYA: Back-street abortions underline need for sex education
NAIROBI, 19 October 2009 (PlusNews) - Julia Nyaberi's* "clinic" in Majengo, a slum in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, caters to one type of client only - pregnant women seeking abortions.
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KENYA: Improving PMTCT services through Millennium Villages
SAURI, 8 October 2009 (PlusNews) - Five years ago, pregnant women in the village of Sauri, in western Kenya's Nyanza Province, had access to just one rundown and poorly staffed sub-district hospital. Few chose to use it, instead giving birth at home, risking complications during delivery and, for those living with HIV, passing it on to their child.
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GLOBAL: Inching towards universal access to PMTCT services
NAIROBI, 1 October 2009 (PlusNews) - More than half of HIV-positive pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries continue to go without life-saving anti-retroviral medication that could prevent transmission of the virus to their unborn children, according to a new report, Towards Universal Access.
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ZAMBIA: Positive teens start talking about sex
LUSAKA, 30 September 2009 (PlusNews) - How do you tell your boyfriend that you're a 20-year-old virgin living with HIV? Zambian Chanda Nsofwa was born infected and is now at an age where she has to deal with this and other ticklish questions about sex and HIV.
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