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SOUTH AFRICA: Khomanani adds a new twist to love on Valentine's

JOHANNESBURG, 13 January (PLUSNEWS) - If the government's latest anti-AIDS campaign is anything to go by, Valentine's Day next month could mean more than just chocolates and red roses for some South African couples. Full report

TANZANIA: Roman Catholic bishops oppose teaching of condom use

DAR ES SALAAM, 10 January (PLUSNEWS) - Roman Catholic bishops in Tanzania have condemned as "unacceptable" a new science syllabus for primary schools that incorporates the teaching of proper condom use. Full report

SWAZILAND: "Sewage sociology" finds condom use rising

MANZINI, 5 January (PLUSNEWS) - Without a definitive survey it's hard to know the extent of condom use by Swazis, but one group claims to have proof that it's on the rise: the workers at Swaziland's newest sewage treatment plant.Full report

MOZAMBIQUE: Steady progress as ARV rollout gathers momentum

MAPUTO, 4 January (PLUSNEWS) - When Maria (last name withheld), 35 years old and HIV-positive, reflects on the past year she gives an answer that a growing number of Mozambicans living with HIV/AIDS would probably echo. Full report

SIERRA LEONE: First post-war countrywide survey shows 1.5 percent HIV prevalence

FREETOWN, 20 December (PLUSNEWS) - The first countrywide HIV/AIDS survey carried out in Sierra Leone since the end of its 11-year war shows a relatively low prevalence rate of 1.5 percent, according to the head of the National AIDS Secretariat, Brima Kargbo.Full report

SENEGAL: Bringing condoms out of the closet

DAKAR, 20 December (PLUSNEWS) - Adriana Bertini is a woman with a mission. She intends to turn condoms, which she considers the best form of protection against AIDS, into an everyday object that both men and women use as naturally as a piece of clothing.Full report

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SOUTH AFRICA: Gays irked by blood donor policies

JOHANNESBURG, 13 January (PLUSNEWS) - South African gay activists are going ahead with plans to demonstrate outside blood donor clinics on Friday over a decision denying them the right to donate blood. Full report

AFRICA: Effort for expanded AIDS intervention launched

JOHANNESBURG, 13 January (PLUSNEWS) - An effort to achieve the rollout of universal HIV/AIDS treatment by 2010 was launched at an international gathering in Washington earlier this week. Full report

AFRICA: Deal struck for cheaper AIDS treatment

JOHANNESBURG, 13 January (PLUSNEWS) - Former US President Bill Clinton has struck a deal to reduce prices on second-line anti-AIDS drugs for HIV-positive people in the developing world, should they develop resistance to current medications. Full report

NIGERIA: Free AIDS treatment sites to double

JOHANNESBURG, 12 January (PLUSNEWS) - Nigeria plans in the next three months to double its number of anti-AIDS treatment sites to 66, the National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA) announced recently. Full report

UGANDA: Sweden tackle AIDS and development

JOHANNESBURG, 12 January (PLUSNEWS) - Ugandans living around Lake Victoria are to benefit from a Swedish funded initiative aimed at addressing the issue of HIV/AIDS and development. Full report

AFRICA: Businesses acknowledge future AIDS impact

JOHANNESBURG, 12 January (PLUSNEWS) - An estimated 46 percent of business leaders say they expect HIV/AIDS to affect their operations within the next five years, a World Economic Forum (WEF), survey has shown.Full report

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