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  1. TANZANIA: Authorities urge caution on popular "cure-all" herb
  2. BURUNDI: "Die-in" to protest lack of HIV care
  3. IRIN FILMS: Heroes of HIV - The Colonel
  4. KENYA: AIDS activists battle tax increase on medicines
  5. KENYA: Risking TB in Nyanza's gold mines
  6. KENYA: Patients on ARVs hard hit by drought, high food prices


TANZANIA: Authorities urge caution on popular "cure-all" herb
DAR ES SALAAM، 4/4/2011 (PlusNews) - As thousands of people flock to the north of Tanzania in search of a popular herbal "miracle" cure, authorities are urging HIV-positive people to continue taking their antiretroviral medication. full report
BURUNDI: "Die-in" to protest lack of HIV care
BUJUMBURA، 4/4/2011 (PlusNews) - Hundreds of Burundians living with HIV/AIDS recently staged a demonstration in the capital, Bujumbura, to protest against a lack of treatment. full report
IRIN FILMS: Heroes of HIV - The Colonel
NAIROBI، 5/4/2011 (IRIN) - When Colonel Felix Ntungumburanye was first diagnosed with HIV 10 years ago, he struggled with the decision to disclose his status. full report
KENYA: AIDS activists battle tax increase on medicines
NAIROBI، 5/4/2011 (PlusNews) - Kenyan AIDS activists are furious about a plan by the government to implement a 2 percent tax increase on medicines, which they say will hurt poor people living with HIV. full report
KENYA: Risking TB in Nyanza's gold mines
NYATIKE، 6/4/2011 (PlusNews) - 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
KENYA: Patients on ARVs hard hit by drought, high food prices
NAKURU/ISIOLO، 7/4/2011 (PlusNews) - When IRIN/PlusNews recently visited Nuna Kahiro, 75, in Kenya's Rift Valley town of Nakuru, she asked the same question she asks everyone who visits: "Did you bring me anything to eat?" full report
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