Migration main factor for HIV prevalence in west

MANGALSEN, 27 July 2011 (PlusNews Global) - HIV prevalence in Achham is estimated at 1.7 percent, but many residents, who have never left the remote western district, know HIV only as “Bombay [Mumbai] disease”. full report

UGANDA: Sex workers pay the price for HIV prevention gaps

KAMPALA, 9 May 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Uganda is short on data on HIV among the country's sex workers, but a new study shows that in the capital, Kampala, HIV prevalence among female sex workers could be more than four times the city's average prevalence. full report

BURUNDI: Displaced women in Bujumbura risk HIV rather than hunger

BUJUMBURA, 26 April 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Desperate and displaced, some Burundian women will do anything, including have unprotected sex for money, to escape the dreadful living conditions in the Bujumbura suburb of Sabe, where more than 480 families of internally displaced persons have lived for several years. full report

KENYA: HIV-positive forest evictees struggle to access ARVs

MAU FOREST, 17 February 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Wesley Kipkoech*, 21, may be illiterate and speak only his native Ndorobo tongue, but he understands all too well that if he does not have regular access to his HIV medication, he is likely to die. full report

ETHIOPIA: Five-year plan to halve new HIV infections

ADDIS ABABA, 23 December 2010 (PlusNews Global) - Ethiopia's government has come up with an ambitious plan to halve new HIV infections, quadruple its annual condom distribution and put 85 percent of people who need life-prolonging HIV medication on treatment within five years. full report

ETHIOPIA: HIV risk in a booming construction industry

ADDIS ABABA, 6 December 2010 (PlusNews Global) - 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: Combating TB in Port-au-Prince's tent cities

PORT-AU-PRINCE, 17 November 2010 (PlusNews Global) - 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

SUDAN: Stigma continues to hold back Darfur's HIV fight

NYALA, 13 October 2010 (PlusNews Global) - There are nine voluntary counselling and testing centres in the Sudanese state of South Darfur, but rather than risk being recognized at one of them, many people travel to a different state to seek HIV testing or treatment. full report

AFRICA/US: Standing up for HIV-positive immigrants

NEW YORK, 13 October 2010 (PlusNews Global) - A new campaign aims to beat stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive Africans in New York by urging the wider population to show solidarity with them. full report

EAST AFRICA: Community radio reaches refugees with HIV messages

NGARA, 1 October 2010 (PlusNews Global) - 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. full report
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