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SUDAN: Fears over increase in HIV/AIDS as calm returns to the south

NAIROBI, 28 October (PLUSNEWS) - Following progress in negotiations between the government of Sudan and the rebel group SPLM/A, the anticipated return to peace in the embattled southern Sudan could lead to a further spread of HIV/AIDS, which already affects 2.6 percent of the adult population in the region, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) warned in a recent report. Full report

SUDAN: First HIV/AIDS voluntary testing and counselling centre opens in Juba

NAIROBI, 11 February (PLUSNEWS) - Sudan's first free voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) centre for HIV/AIDS is being established in Juba, a southern garrison town. Full report

SUDAN: Interview with Mary Biba, SPLA/M secretary for Yambio County

JOHANNESBURG, 22 October (PLUSNEWS) - Mary Biba is the only female to have been appointed as a county secretary by the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M). She has been instrumental in creating the Girls' Education Task Force to increase literacy among girls in Yambio County and has been at the forefront of efforts to prevent children from being recruited into the rebel army. Full report

SUDAN: Stephen's story

JOHANNESBURG, 22 October (PLUSNEWS) - On a recent Sunday, after the sermon in the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) in Yambio County in the Western Equatorial region of southern Sudan, a letter was read. One of the church priests, Pastor Henri Wandu, was seriously ill and asked his congregation to pray for him and his wife. Full report

SUDAN: HIV/AIDS not as easy as ABC

JOHANNESBURG, 22 October (PLUSNEWS) - A growing restlessness from the group outside the office indicated that it was time for the performance. Seventeen-year-old Dona Zino was one of the few female group leaders who shepherded the younger children into neat rows before they started singing. Full report

SUDAN: PlusNews Web Special on HIV/AIDS in Southern Sudan

JOHANNESBURG, 22 October (PLUSNEWS) - With real progress in peace talks offering hope of an end to almost 20 years of conflict in Sudan, an emerging HIV/AIDS epidemic could prove to be even more devastating than the civil war. Full report

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SUDAN: Fighting ignorance and stigma on a shoestring

MALAKAL, 9 March (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Health workers in Malakal, capital of Upper Nile State in southern Sudan, face great odds in trying to counter the ignorance and stigma that prevents people benefiting from available HIV/AIDS services. 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

SUDAN: Darfur at risk of mounting HIV/AIDS epidemic

KHARTOUM, 7 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The United Nations is raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in Sudan, but has warned that infection rates may be on the rise in the unstable Darfur region. Full report

SUDAN: Coping with stigma in the conservative north

KHARTOUM, 6 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Nine years ago, while working in Libya, Sudanese Professor Jalal Mohamed was diagnosed with a severe case of nostalgia. He was listless and had no appetite, but because he had passed all his physicals to work overseas, doctors attributed his malaise to homesickness. Full report

SUDAN: Fighting the HIV/AIDS enemy in Darfur

NAIROBI, 6 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A group of faith-based organisations is teaching communities affected by three years of conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan to defend themselves against HIV/AIDS. Full report

SUDAN: Poor services, ignorance hamper HIV/AIDS fight in south

BENTIU, 22 August (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - There are no HIV testing and counselling centres in Bentiu, the main town in southern Sudan's oil-rich Unity State, and statistics are scarce, but that does not mean the disease does not exist. Full report

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