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Social media link to rising HIV among MSM

MANILA, 21 November 2012 (PlusNews Global) - Social media, coupled with prevailing unsafe sexual practices, is driving up levels of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM), health experts warn. full report

KENYA: Media still need training on HIV

NAIROBI, 1 November 2012 (PlusNews Global) - Scourge. Plague. Killer disease. All are terms still routinely used by Kenya's media to describe the HIV epidemic more than thirty years after it was first identified. Experts say the media needs to step up to promote a better understanding of the illness. full report

DRC: Kinshasa fashion highlights lack of ARVs

KINSHASA, 3 April 2012 (PlusNews Global) - Twelve HIV-positive women held a fashion show in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on 30 March to highlight the plight of tens of thousands of people with HIV/AIDS, and challenge donors and the authorities to provide adequate treatment. full report

HIV/AIDS: 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
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