Africa Asia Middle East عربي Français free subscription IRIN Site Map RSS find PlusNews on facebook follow PlusNews on twitter
PlusNews
Global HIV/AIDS news and analysis
Advanced search
 Saturday 11 December 2010
 
Home 
Africa 
Blog 
Weekly reports 
In-Depth reports 
Country profiles 
Fact files 
Events 
Most read 
 

Urban Risk

 Latest News
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.
full report
HAITI: HIV-positive people especially vulnerable to cholera
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 22 November 2010 (PlusNews) - As the death toll from the cholera epidemic sweeping through Haiti surpasses 1,000, with more than 19,000 confirmed cases, officials say people living with HIV are especially vulnerable.
full report
EAST AFRICA: CEOs lead by example, take public HIV tests
KAMPALA, 18 November 2010 (PlusNews) - At least 40 East African chief executive officers (CEOs) recently took public HIV tests, a move designed to show their commitment to fighting HIV in the workplace in an increasingly integrated region.
full report
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.
full report
KENYA: Sex workers care for HIV-affected peers
NAIROBI, 21 October 2010 (PlusNews) - Shunned by mainstream society, sex workers with HIV-related illnesses in Nairobi are unlikely to receive help from concerned neighbours. Instead, some of them are being cared for by fellow sex workers.
full report
HEALTH: One-hour TB test "must be affordable" for poor countries
NAIROBI, 16 September 2010 (PlusNews) - A new one-hour test for tuberculosis will only have an impact in the global fight against the disease if it is made affordable to poor countries, experts say.
full report
KENYA: Activists appeal for release of TB prisoners
NAKURU, 15 September 2010 (PlusNews) - Kenyan human rights activists have filed an appeal for the release of two men imprisoned for defaulting on their tuberculosis (TB) treatment, and are warning that the arrests could discourage other patients from seeking treatment.
full report
KENYA: Kicking HIV out of Nairobi's slums
NAIROBI, 8 September 2010 (PlusNews) - On a dusty football field in Mathare, one of the largest slums in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, young boys chase a rough, home-made ball. Their coach, Elias Mwangi, 21, a former drug addict, hopes football will not only keep the boys away from crime but motivate them to avoid behaviours that put them at risk of HIV.
full report
 
Countries
Free subscription
Your e-mail address:


Submit your request
Socialize
Film & TV
HEROS OF HIV: The sex worker
Hear our Voices
Photo
The Maasai AIDS Awareness Programme (MAAP) Olomayiana Village in Kajiado District, Kenya Maasai women and children dressed in their traditional kangas, colorful fabrics, gather to hear speeches by elders Maasai women and children dressed in their traditional kangas, colorful fabrics, gather to hear speeches by elders
Country profiles
AIDS Programmes - HIV/AIDS Organisations - Treatment Map -Indicators
PlusNews Newsletter
June 2010 issue
Back | Home page

Services:  Africa | Asia | Middle East | Film & TV | Photo | Radio | Live news map | E-mail subscription
Feedback · IRIN Terms & Conditions · Really Simple Syndication News Feeds · About PlusNews · Jobs · Donors

Copyright © IRIN 2010
This material comes to you via IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations or its Member States. Republication is subject to terms and conditions as set out in the IRIN copyright page.