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UGANDA: Men reluctant to join in home-testing drive
APAC, 15 December 2009 (PlusNews) - A home counselling and testing exercise in the northern Ugandan district of Apac has had a promising start, with more than 3,000 people being tested for HIV in the first month, health workers say.
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KENYA: Stavudine to be phased out - gradually
NAIROBI, 10 December 2009 (PlusNews) - Kenyan patients on stavudine, an antiretroviral drug in widespread use, which the UN World Health Organization (WHO) wants phased out, will have to wait a little longer to be put on alternative medication.
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KENYA: "Men of the blood" come clean
MAUA, 9 December 2009 (PlusNews) - Every December, the village of Kangete, in eastern Kenya's Nyambene District, gears up for yet another season of festivities - not Christmas, however, but the initiation of hundreds of young men into manhood through circumcision.
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GLOBAL: UNAIDS partners with religious groups to achieve universal access
NAIROBI, 8 December 2009 (PlusNews) - UNAIDS has launched a new framework for strategic partnerships with faith-based organizations (FBOs), acknowledging the impact they can have in delivering HIV programmes.
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KENYA: Meeting Muslim leaders halfway on HIV education
GARISSA, 8 December 2009 (PlusNews) - "Desist from engaging in adultery, go for HIV tests, do not allow your sons and daughters to marry before they are tested... if you are positive go to the hospital and get free drugs."
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GLOBAL: Integrated health systems "boost the fight against HIV"
NAIROBI, 7 December 2009 (PlusNews) - If universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care is to be achieved, experts recommend an inclusive approach to healthcare, rather than narrow HIV programmes.
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UGANDA: International pressure mounts against "harmful" HIV bill
KAMPALA, 3 December 2009 (PlusNews) - The UN Special Envoy on AIDS in Africa, Elizabeth Mataka, has added her voice to growing criticism of a Ugandan bill that would criminalize the deliberate transmission of HIV.
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AFRICA: Home-based care as effective as clinical care
NAIROBI, 26 November 2009 (PlusNews) - A new Ugandan study adds to a growing body of evidence that providing home-based antiretroviral (ARV) care in low-income settings can be as effective as facility-based interventions.
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