Risking TB in Nyanza's gold mines

NYATIKE, 6 April 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Timothy Omuya spends most days chipping away at stones in search of gold and inhaling fine particles of dust without protective gear in western Kenya's mines. It was not a huge surprise, therefore, when he tested positive for tuberculosis. full report

GLOBAL: Climate change and AIDS activists urged to join forces

Johannesburg, 2 September 2009 (PlusNews Global) - The people of sub-Saharan Africa, already bearing the brunt of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, are also likely to be worst hit by the effects of climate change, but until now AIDS and climate change experts and activists have largely remained in separate camps. full report

HAITI: AIDS patients more desperate for food than treatment

Jacmel, 31 October 2008 (PlusNews Global) - Even before Hurricane Gustav barrelled into the southern coast of Haiti in August, life was a struggle for Destin Domoud, an artist selling his paintings and papier-mâché crafts from a small gallery in the seaside town of Jacmel. full report

INDONESIA: On a razor's edge - HIV vulnerability in Aceh

Banda Aceh, 1 February 2007 (PlusNews Global) - Ratnawati Zulkifli, 32, will always remember the morning of the tsunami, a day still etched in her mind nearly two years after this century's greatest natural disaster to date. full report
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