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UGANDA: HIV-positive teens choose religion over ARVs
KAMPALA, 7 October 2010 (PlusNews) - Ugandan health workers are concerned by the growing number of HIV-positive teens who are abandoning their HIV treatment after turning to bogus religious leaders.
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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.
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KENYA: Training health workers on HIV prevention for positives
BONDO, 4 October 2010 (PlusNews) - Kenyan health workers have been missing the opportunity to prevent HIV-positive people from infecting others because they lack the skills and knowledge to counsel this population, say specialists.
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GLOBAL: Patent pool gets first licence but drug companies still not on board
NAIROBI, 1 October 2010 (PlusNews) - The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has become the first patent holder to join the recently created Medicines Patent Pool, but unless other patent holders follow suit, the NIH's move will not increase access to HIV 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: Infant male circumcision for HIV prevention "promising"
KISUMU, 28 September 2010 (PlusNews) - Circumcising infant boys could become part of Kenya's voluntary male circumcision programme, at present restricted to over-15s, if an ongoing pilot project in the western province of Nyanza recommends it.
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MDGs: Donors hold key to HIV-free generation
NEW YORK, 23 September 2010 (PlusNews) - Top UN health officials are confident that an HIV-free generation is possible by 2015, but have warned of the need to fully fund HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programmes to ensure that steady progress in recent years does not fall by the wayside.
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KENYA: Home HIV testing helps early diagnosis of high-risk children
NAIROBI, 21 September 2010 (PlusNews) - Home-based voluntary counselling and testing can help to diagnose HIV early among high-risk children, new research in western Kenya has found.
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