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UGANDA: Camp closures worry HIV-positive IDPs
GULU, 14 October 2009 (PlusNews) - The imminent closure of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in northern Uganda is causing concern among HIV-positive residents, who fear they may not have access to vital health services when they return to their villages.
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GLOBAL: PlusNews Survey
JOHANNESBURG, 16 July 2009 (PlusNews) - Dear subscriber, PlusNews, the HIV/AIDS news service produced by the UN's Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), would like to invite you to participate in a short survey to evaluate and improve the service.
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GLOBAL: HIV, the silent partner in emergencies
NAIROBI, 10 June 2009 (PlusNews) - Food aid and plastic sheeting are the hallmarks of every disaster, but not always condoms and antiretrovirals, even though humanitarian agencies recognize the link between emergencies and the increased risk of HIV and AIDS.
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GLOBAL: Rape survivors need better emergency care - MSF
NAIROBI, 9 March 2009 (PlusNews) - People who have suffered sexual violence in countries facing humanitarian crises need much more accessible, comprehensive and confidential care than is currently available, says a new report by the international medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
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KENYA: Battle for land fought over women's bodies
KITALE, 17 December 2008 (PlusNews) - Margaret Sichei*, 37, discovered she was HIV positive during a routine antenatal check-up. The pregnancy, as well as the HIV infection, was the product of a gang rape deep in the forests of Mount Elgon in western Kenya, perpetrated by members of a self-styled militia calling themselves the Sabaot Land Defence Force (SDLF).
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AFRICA: Who is taking care of the children?
DAKAR, 5 December 2008 (PlusNews) - Armed conflicts and political instability in West Africa have left many children vulnerable to HIV infection and suffering from psychological distress, but little attention is paid to their needs.
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KENYA: Insecurity in northeast halts HIV activities
MANDERA, 1 December 2008 (PlusNews) - Recent fighting and an increased security presence along the Kenya-Somalia border have brought HIV/AIDS campaigns to a virtual standstill in Kenya's northeastern region, according to local health workers.
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COLOMBIA: Potential AIDS fallout from armed conflict
CARTAGENA, 25 November 2008 (PlusNews) - On the days that Alberis Guerrero Peralta doesn't make soup to sell in her neighbourhood of Arjona, an impoverished community outside Cartagena, a city on Colombia's northern coast, she and her four children don't eat.
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