Africa Asia Middle East عربي Français free subscription IRIN Site Map RSS find PlusNews on facebook follow PlusNews on twitter
Global HIV/AIDS news and analysis
Advanced search
 Saturday 08 January 2011
Weekly reports 
In-Depth reports 
Country profiles 
Fact files 
Most read 


 Latest News
INDONESIA: Sex, not drug users, causing most new HIV infections in Bali
DENPASAR, 3 January 2011 (PlusNews) - Bali's dramatic increase of HIV prevalence among sex workers has changed the face of the epidemic on this famed tourist destination of 3.9 million local residents, NGOs say.
full report
ETHIOPIA: Five-year plan to halve new HIV infections
ADDIS ABABA, 23 December 2010 (PlusNews) - Ethiopia's government has come up with an ambitious plan to halve new HIV infections, quadruple its annual condom distribution and put 85 percent of people who need life-prolonging HIV medication on treatment within five years.
full report
UGANDA: Strong turnout as male circumcision kicks off in the north
GULU, 22 December 2010 (PlusNews) - After years of hearing about the protective effects of medical male circumcision against HIV, many men in northern Uganda are taking advantage of a government move to provide the procedure free of charge.
full report
HIV/AIDS: Disability, HIV find common ground
NEW YORK, 21 December 2010 (PlusNews) - People living with disabilities are known to be just as, if not more, at risk of contracting HIV as non-disabled people, but there is little specific data or programming that reflects this reality on a global scale.
full report
KENYA: HIV prevention jeopardized by PM's call for arrest of gays
NAIROBI, 30 November 2010 (PlusNews) - Gay Kenyans will be driven further underground and away from HIV prevention, treatment and care services following a recent call by Prime Minister Raila Odinga for a nationwide crackdown on homosexuals, activists say.
full report
EAST AFRICA: CEOs lead by example, take public HIV tests
KAMPALA, 18 November 2010 (PlusNews) - At least 40 East African chief executive officers (CEOs) recently took public HIV tests, a move designed to show their commitment to fighting HIV in the workplace in an increasingly integrated region.
full report
AFRICA/US: Standing up for HIV-positive immigrants
NEW YORK, 13 October 2010 (PlusNews) - A new campaign aims to beat stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive Africans in New York by urging the wider population to show solidarity with them.
full report
KENYA: Religious outrage over minister's support of gay rights
NAIROBI, 6 October 2010 (PlusNews) - A Kenyan cabinet minister who called for greater acceptance of gays by society has been accused of promoting 'un-African' acts and asked to resign.
full report
Free subscription
Your e-mail address:

Submit your request
Film & TV
HEROS OF HIV: The sex worker
Hear our Voices
The Maasai AIDS Awareness Programme (MAAP) Olomayiana Village in Kajiado District, Kenya Maasai women and children dressed in their traditional kangas, colorful fabrics, gather to hear speeches by elders Maasai women and children dressed in their traditional kangas, colorful fabrics, gather to hear speeches by elders
Country profiles
AIDS Programmes - HIV/AIDS Organisations - Treatment Map -Indicators
PlusNews Newsletter
June 2010 issue
Back | Home page

Services:  Africa | Asia | Middle East | Film & TV | Photo | Radio | Live news map | E-mail subscription
Feedback · IRIN Terms & Conditions · Really Simple Syndication News Feeds · About PlusNews · Jobs · Donors

Copyright © IRIN 2010
This material comes to you via IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations or its Member States. Republication is subject to terms and conditions as set out in the IRIN copyright page.