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Condoms needed in PNG prisons

BANGKOK, 14 March 2013 (PlusNews Global) - A Papua New Guinea (PNG) study released today calls for condoms to be made more widely available in prisons. full report

Analysis: Condoms continue to confound Uganda

KAMPALA, 1 March 2013 (PlusNews Global) - The condom has played a central role in Uganda’s official HIV prevention strategy for over two decades, but the country has yet to get it right, with condom use declining and the government unable to meet what demand does exist. full report

Lack of “lube” hurts HIV prevention

KATHMANDU, 21 February 2013 (PlusNews Global) - Safer-sex messaging on condoms is universal but the generally poor availability of lubricants, and awareness of them, is hindering HIV prevention, health activists warn. full report

Ugandan authorities concerned as HIV self-test kits hit the market

KAMPALA, 6 February 2013 (PlusNews Global) - The sale of HIV test kits to the public by private chemists in Uganda is causing concern among health officials, who feel that HIV testing should remain in the hands of professionals and be accompanied by counselling. full report

Uganda begins rollout of provider-initiated HIV testing

KAMPALA, 30 January 2013 (PlusNews Global) - All people who seek treatment in health centres in Uganda will be offered HIV testing and counselling under a new plan to increase access to HIV prevention and treatment. full report

Ugandan HIV campaign targets "cheaters"

KAMPALA, 23 January 2013 (PlusNews Global) - A new Ugandan HIV-prevention campaign that frankly addresses sexual infidelity is generating heated debate over the direction the country's HIV strategy should take. full report

Fewer pregnant women with HIV in Congo

BRAZZAVILLE, 18 January 2013 (PlusNews Global) - The HIV infection rate has declined among pregnant women in the Republic of Congo from 3.4 percent in 2009 to 2.8 percent in 2012, according to a study by the Ministry of Health, which said it had taken specific action to help this section of the population. full report

HIV/AIDS: Uganda still behind on ARV target

KAMPALA, 7 January 2013 (PlusNews Global) - Uganda continues to fall short of achieving its goal of ensuring that 80 percent of people living with HIV receive antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) by 2015, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC). full report

HIV/AIDS: Low prevalence, high stigma in Bangladesh

DHAKA, 31 December 2012 (PlusNews Global) - Even though HIV prevalence in Bangladesh is as low as 0.1 percent of the 160 million population, experts fear that widespread discrimination towards people who test positive for HIV may leave infections unreported. full report

KENYA: Integration of PMTCT and maternal and child health gets results

NAIROBI/NDHIWA, 19 December 2012 (PlusNews Global) - Health programmes integrating services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV into regular maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) clinics, rather than operating PMTCT services as stand-along programmes, are showing positive results in Kenya, experts say. full report
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