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Book review - AIDS at 30: A History

KAMPALA, 14 March 2012 (PlusNews Global) - While tracking the progress and pitfalls of the global fight against HIV/AIDS, Victoria Harden shows in her book, AIDS at 30: A History, that understanding how we got here is key to charting the path to overcoming the pandemic. full report

AFRICA: The crazy things they say: politicians and HIV

NAIROBI, 3 August 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Political commitment is key to the success of HIV programmes and African leaders have been at the forefront of the fight against HIV on the continent, but politicians also have the power to harm HIV/AIDS campaigns. full report

THAILAND: Cultural mainstreaming leaves MSM at high HIV risk

BANGKOK, 30 June 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Gay rights activists in Thailand say a unique combination of muted discrimination and cultural mainstreaming of the gay and transgender community is to blame for a dangerous lack of knowledge about HIV among gay and transgender persons, especially the youth. full report

UGANDA: MP to persevere with anti-homosexuality bill

KAMPALA, 17 May 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill and HIV Prevention and Control Bill are likely to be carried over to the new session of parliament, despite international and local pressure. full report

SOUTH AFRICA: No ARVs in 'whoonga', say experts

JOHANNESBURG, 10 February 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Media in South Africa recently erupted into a frenzy of coverage of an allegedly new illegal drug, 'whoonga', said to contain life-prolonging antiretrovirals (ARVs), but experts say the drug is actually an old foe, heroin, and does not include ARVs. full report

UGANDA: Can "love wheel" stop infidelity in marriage?

KAMPALA, 9 February 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Spin the wheel and get a tip to spoil your better half; spend more time together or go out for a romantic evening: A new Ugandan HIV prevention programme hopes a "love wheel" will encourage couples to seek excitement within their own marriages rather than in the arms outsiders. full report

KENYA: Fidelity campaigns could take years to see results

NAIROBI, 1 February 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Your secret lover probably has a secret lover - Kenyans regularly hear this message through a campaign aimed at reducing the high rate of new infections occurring within marriage. full report

KENYA: Outrage as minister suggests isolating HIV-positive people

NAIROBI, 31 January 2011 (PlusNews Global) - AIDS activists are demanding a full apology from a Kenyan cabinet minister who recently suggested that isolating HIV-positive people may be the way to eradicate the pandemic. full report

UGANDA: "Sexual network" campaign lacking, says study

NAIROBI, 14 December 2010 (PlusNews Global) - Uganda has taken steps to address the HIV threat posed when people have multiple sexual partners, but according to a recent study, campaigns to address the issue are having a limited impact. full report

SOUTH AFRICA: Research shows World Cup did not fuel sex work or HIV

JOHANNESBURG, 22 October 2010 (PlusNews Global) - The South African sex work industry has released a new report that has shown the country's recent soccer World Cup did not fuel a rise in sex work - and that thousands of dollars may have been wasted on ill-tailored HIV prevention campaigns. full report
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