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TANZANIA: Clinical trials on HIV/AIDS vaccine to start in March 2006

DAR ES SALAAM, 5 December (PLUSNEWS) - Tanzania will start clinical trials of an HIV/AIDS vaccine in March 2006, the head of a local university announced in Dar es Salaam on Saturday. Full report

TANZANIA: Some local healers help relieve AIDS; others are charlatans

DAR ES SALAAM, 1 September (PLUSNEWS) - Government health officials in Tanzania acknowledged on Wednesday that services provided by many of the 75,000 registered local healers were beneficial to people living with HIV/AIDS, but the officials also warned that some healers were making false claims that they could cure the condition. Full report

CONGO: Government agrees to allocate more money to fight HIV/AIDS

BRAZZAVILLE, 1 August (PLUSNEWS) - The Ministry for Health and Population of the Republic of Congo signed an agreement on Saturday allocating 803.62 million francs CFA (US $1.48 million) to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full report

TANZANIA: New anti-AIDS programme unveiled

DAR ES SALAAM, 21 July (PLUSNEWS) - Former US President Bill Clinton and the Tanzanian president, Benjamin Mkapa, unveiled a new programme on Wednesday to train local medical workers to administer anti-retroviral (ARVs) to people living with HIV/AIDS. Full report

CONGO: HIV-positive couple marry, making history

BRAZZAVILLE, 5 July (PLUSNEWS) - For the first time in the history of Congo, a two people who admit openly that they are living with HIV-AIDS have married. They tied the knot at a sumptuous ceremony last weekend aimed at celebrating their union and fighting prejudice against the disease. Full report

TANZANIA: Free ARVs for 100,000 by 2006, prime minister says

DAR ES SALAAM, 17 June (PLUSNEWS) - At least 100,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania will receive antiretroviral drugs free of charge by the end of 2006, Prime Minister Frederick Sumaye announced on Thursday. Full report

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BANGUI, 9 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Marie, Emilienne, Brigitte and Angela (last names withheld) were all raped during the conflict that gripped the Central African Republic (CAR) between 2001 and 2003, and are now HIV positive. Full report

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Teaching street children about HIV

BANGUI, 28 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Appalled by the deaths of their friends from AIDS-related infections, the street children of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, did not hesitate when offered the opportunity to learn more about the disease. Full report

DRC: An untapped supply of HIV/AIDS treatment

KINSHASA, 11 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Thousands of people living with AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are going without treatment while the production line at a modern antiretroviral (ARV) factory in the east of the country lies largely idle. Full report

RWANDA: Need to incorporate nutrition into kids' HIV programmes

NAIROBI, 7 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Nearly 45 percent of HIV-positive Rwandan children under five years old are severely malnourished, delegates at a recent paediatric conference on HIV/AIDS heard. Full report

BURUNDI: Food cuts for HIV-positive people worry NGOs

BUJUMBURA, 14 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - AIDS advocacy groups in Burundi are worried that a decision by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to cut special feeding programmes next year for HIV-positive people will harm their long-term health. Full report

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: A country on the brink of an abyss

BANGUI, 13 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - More than one tenth of adults in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) are living with HIV/AIDS, but foreign assistance has been hard to come by, leaving the country struggling to mount an effective response to the pandemic. 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
SUDAN: HIV testing kits lacking (12/Jan/07)
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)

Special reports for Great Lakes

DRC: ARV distribution hindered by the war
DRC: Focus on rampant rape, despite end of war
TANZANIA: Youth airing their concerns in Tanzania
TANZANIA: Focus on drawing on traditional remedies to fight HIV/AIDS
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