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ETHIOPIA: HIV risk in a booming construction industry
ADDIS ABABA, 6 December 2010 (PlusNews) - Everywhere in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, modern buildings are popping up and wide roads are being built. The country's booming construction sector is attracting thousands of labourers, and government officials are increasingly recognizing the need to target these workers with HIV prevention services.
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HAITI: Combating TB in Port-au-Prince's tent cities
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 17 November 2010 (PlusNews) - Health workers in Haiti are concerned about the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in the tent cities that have housed more than one million people since the massive earthquake in January.
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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.
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SUDAN: Stigma continues to hold back Darfur's HIV fight
NYALA, 13 October 2010 (PlusNews) - There are nine voluntary counselling and testing centres in the Sudanese state of South Darfur, but rather than risk being recognized at one of them, many people travel to a different state to seek HIV testing or treatment.
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EAST AFRICA: Community radio reaches refugees with HIV messages
NGARA, 1 October 2010 (PlusNews) - An FM radio station broadcasting from the western Tanzanian town of Ngara is bringing vital HIV prevention information to thousands of Burundian and Rwandan refugees living in the region.
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KENYA: Nomadic communities struggle to access PMTCT
SAMBURU, 7 September 2010 (PlusNews) - Nomadic Kenyan women who test positive for HIV but live in remote areas far from the nearest health facility are missing out on the opportunity to prevent their children from becoming infected with the virus.
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GLOBAL: "Seek, test, treat and retain" to stem HIV among drug users
VIENNA, 28 July 2010 (PlusNews) - Activists and scientists at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna called on governments to stop criminalizing drug users and instead to provide them with addiction and HIV treatment.
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TANZANIA: Taking the HIV risk out of road crews
TANGA, 8 July 2010 (PlusNews) - An initiative by the Tanzanian government hopes to reduce HIV transmission along the country's expanding road network by targeting construction crews and the communities that surround them.
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