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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

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

TANZANIA: Insurance for HIV-positive employees inspires confidence

DAR ES SALAAM, 8 November (PLUSNEWS) - The availability of affordable antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in Tanzania is restoring employers' confidence in the productivity of their HIV-positive staff and gaining the employees more credibility at work. Full report

TANZANIA: Free food programme to complement free ARVs

DAR ES SALAAM, 8 August (PLUSNEWS) - The treatment and care of HIV-positive Tanzanians, more than half of whom live below the poverty line, must go well beyond merely providing life-prolonging medication if it is to be successful. Full report

TANZANIA: Ban on early marriage puts police within "firing range" of HIV

DAR ES SALAAM, 18 July (PLUSNEWS) - A law compelling newly employed police officers in Tanzania to remain single for five years is proving counterproductive, according to some government officials. Full report

TANZANIA: Policy indecision, staff shortages jeopardise PMTCT programmes

DAR ES SALAAM, 5 July (PLUSNEWS) - Indecision over the policy for prescribing and dispensing antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in Tanzania is restricting access by HIV-positive pregnant women, who bear the brunt of the pandemic, according to national statistics. Full report

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TANZANIA: Muslim clerics begin meeting on gender violence, HIV/AIDS

STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR, 14 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Muslim clerics from 25 African countries have begun a five-day population and development meeting in Tanzania's semiautonomous island of Zanzibar, focusing on issues such as HIV/AIDS and gender violence from an Islamic point of view. Full report

TANZANIA: ARV rollout slowly improving

DAR ES SALAAM, 25 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - After a slow start to its antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme, Tanzania has speeded up the pace, doubling the number of HIV-positive people receiving the drugs over the past 10 months. Full report

TANZANIA: New roads expose remote areas to HIV - report

DAR ES SALAAM, 20 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Rural road construction in Tanzania is opening new markets and providing greater economic opportunities, but can also increase the risk of HIV transmission. Full report

TANZANIA: Early marriage puts girls at risk of HIV

DAR ES SALAAM, 19 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Data collected by the Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA) shows a strong correlation between HIV/AIDS, early school exit, teenage marriage and pregnancy. Full report

TANZANIA: HIV linked to injected drugs in Zanzibar - new study

STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR, 15 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A study by the government of the semiautonomous Tanzanian island of Zanzibar has uncovered a link between substance abuse, commercial sex and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Full report

TANZANIA: Little help for HIV/AIDS orphans in refugee camps

NGARA, 11 May (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Childhood ends early for children orphaned by AIDS. Yassine Nzomwita Kwizera, 14, is one of an estimated 192,000 Burundian refugees living in camps in neighbouring Tanzania, where she is responsible for the welfare of two siblings aged six and nine. Full report

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