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AFRICA: Getting men talking about condoms
JOHANNESBURG, 8 December 2010 (PlusNews) - “Why, if condoms are available, is AIDS still spreading in Africa?” asks Elkana Ong’esa, an elderly Kenyan man in the new documentary, Protection: Men and condoms in the time of HIV and AIDS.
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AFRICA: Risky sex does not equal HIV risk - study
JOHANNESBURG, 7 December 2010 (PlusNews) - Zimbabwean women reported significantly less risky sexual behaviour than their counterparts in Tanzania, despite being almost four times more likely to be HIV-infected, a comparative study has found.
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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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KENYA: Walking 26km for a condom
NAROK, 2 December 2010 (PlusNews) - Correct and consistent condom use is one of the bedrocks of Kenya’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme but many people in rural areas have limited access to condoms.
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AFRICA: Mapping progress on universal access
JOHANNESBURG, 1 December 2010 (PlusNews) - In sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders nearly 70 percent of the global HIV burden, progress on the universal access targets for HIV/AIDS ranges from the good to the bad, and for most countries is somewhere in between.
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HIV/AIDS: Does the world need more AIDS targets?
JOHANNESBURG, 1 December 2010 (PlusNews) - With just a month to go before the deadline for achieving the targets of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care expires, it is clear very few countries will reach them.
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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.
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SOMALIA: Baby steps towards a PMTCT programme
NAIROBI/HARGEISA, 29 November 2010 (PlusNews) - Many African countries are struggling to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission, a vital component of the universal access to HIV prevention target, but in Somalia a programme to prevent such infections is just getting started.
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