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KENYA: No glove, no love - young women take charge of condom use

NAIROBI, 1 March (PLUSNEWS) - Kenyan women are taking control of their sex lives, with recent research showing that more than 70 percent of young women use condoms to prevent pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Full report

UGANDA: Squalid camps provide ARV lifeline

GULU, 26 February (PLUSNEWS) - If currently stalled peace talks to end 20 years of fighting between rebels and the government in northern Uganda succeed, 1.2 million displaced people will be on their way home; good news for those desperate to rebuild their lives, a new challenge for the authorities struggling to provide treatment to those living with HIV. Full report

KENYA: Circumcision demand increases, but guidance crucial

NAIROBI, 23 February (PLUSNEWS) - Requests for male circumcision have tripled in western Kenya since studies found the procedure reduces the risk of contracting HIV by more than half. Full report

TANZANIA: Rising prevalence in Zanzibar needs new approach

STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR, 13 February (PLUSNEWS) - HIV prevalence on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is on the rise, prompting officials to call for a more targeted response to HIV/AIDS. Full report

UGANDA: Findings on circumcision may derail HIV/AIDS fight - President

KAMPALA, 12 February (PLUSNEWS) - Recent findings that male circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV have generated a heated national debate, with President Yoweri Museveni arguing that the findings could hurt the fight against the pandemic. Full report

TANZANIA: African Muslim clerics divided on condom use

STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR , 6 December (PLUSNEWS) - Muslim clerics from 25 African countries failed to reach consensus on the use of condoms in preventing HIV/AIDS at a meeting on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. Full report

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GLOBAL: Streamlining ARV provision for refugees

NAIROBI, 29 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has launched a new policy to ensure that HIV-positive refugees and other displaced people around the world have access to life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) medication. Full report

BURUNDI: Prisoners form HIV-positive association behind bars

BUJUMBURA, 26 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - HIV-positive inmates in Mpimba Prison in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, have found that the best way to survive the hardship of being incarcerated in the overcrowded facility is by banding together to support each other. Full report

AFRICA: Throwing the book at AIDS

NAIROBI, 25 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - What AIDS prevention method lasts a lifetime and is particularly effective among young women? Education, delegates attending the World Social Forum [] in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, heard this week. Full report

SUDAN: HIV/AIDS education comes to classrooms in the south

JUBA, 17 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The classroom has become a front line in the fight against AIDS in southern Sudan, where many teenagers are attending school for the first time now that the 21-year civil war has ended. Full report

KENYA: Male participation crucial to reducing gender violence and HIV

NAIROBI, 5 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Activists are calling on Kenyan men to become more involved in campaigns to end the widespread physical and sexual abuse of women and girls, a problem that is putting millions of women at greater risk of contracting HIV. Full report

KENYA: Slow progress in safer-sex services for men who sleep with men

NAIROBI, 18 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Although sex between men remains illegal in Kenya, services addressing HIV/AIDS and the sexual health needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) are slowly becoming available to this much-neglected and stigmatised group. Full report

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Orphans and HIV
Migrant Workers
Injecting Drug Use and HIV transmission
Gender Based Violence
Children and HIV
HIV/AIDS and the Military
The Triple Threat
Men and HIV
Refugees and HIV
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SUDAN: Children take on the role of parents (20/Dec/06)
SUDAN: Breaking the Silence (11/Dec/06)
SUDAN: No Rest for the Elderly (08/Dec/06)
LIBERIA: Pushing the message in Ganta (06/Nov/06)
LIBERIA: Knowledge and protection in Harbel (06/Nov/06)
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