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BURUNDI: HIV-positive people demand protective laws

BUJUMBURA, 27 April (PLUSNEWS) - An association for HIV positive people in Burundi, the Reseau Burundais des personnes vivant avec le VIH, wants the government to enact a law protecting affected people against discrimination and stigmatisation. Full report

BURUNDI: Medical personnel trained on prevention of mother-to-child HIV infection

BUJUMBURA, 30 March (PLUSNEWS) - African Synergy, an initiative of African first ladies on HIV/AIDS, begun on Monday a five-day training programme for 73 medical doctors, nurses and social workers on the prevention of mother-to-child HIV infection. Full report

BURUNDI: First lady launches HIV/AIDS initiative

BUJUMBURA, 17 March (PLUSNEWS) - Burundian first lady Aude Ndayizeye launched on Wednesday the country's chapter of the African Synergy against HIV/AIDS and Suffering, an initiative of the first ladies of African countries, with an headquarters in Yaounde, Cameroon. Full report

BURUNDI: Germany gives €7.5 million for water, refugees, HIV/AIDS control

BUJUMBURA, 17 February (PLUSNEWS) - Germany and Burundi have signed a cooperation agreement under which Germany will provide €7.5 million (US $9.5 million) for a water supply project, the rehabilitation of refugees and internally displaced people as well as HIV/AIDS control. Full report

BURUNDI: HIV-positive civil servants to pay 20 percent for ARVs

BUJUMBURA, 23 December (PLUSNEWS) - The Burundian health minister, Dr Jean Kamana, has authorised the civil service insurance company "Mutuelle" to cover the cost of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) by 80 percent, in line with its policy on other medicines, Radio Burundi announced on Friday. Full report

BURUNDI: Women wake up to HIV/AIDS

BUJUMBURA, 25 November (PLUSNEWS) - As the 10-year Burundian civil war winds down, Kinama township, set against the hills of the capital, Bujumbura, is once more becoming the bustling place it was. Full report

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BURUNDI: Food shortages could harm people on ARVs

BUJUMBURA, 15 March (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - HIV-positive Burundians on antiretroviral (ARV) medication are concerned about the future of their drug regimens after flooding caused extensive damage to harvests, bringing widespread food shortages. Full report

BURUNDI: Outrage and concern over national ARV shortages

BUJUMBURA, 2 March (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - AIDS activists in Burundi are up in arms over a nationwide shortage of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, and are demanding immediate action from the government. Full report

BURUNDI: Reluctant HIV-positive refugees urged to return home

BUJUMBURA, 19 February (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, is urging HIV-positive Burundian refugees in camps in neighbouring Tanzania to return home, where they will have better access to treatment and care. 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

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

BURUNDI: Compulsory HIV testing before marriage still a sore point

BUJUMBURA, 10 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The Roman Catholic Church's policy in Burundi that all couples intending to marry be tested for HIV is raising the hackles of some HIV-positive people, who claim that the measure promotes stigma. Full report

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