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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

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

CONGO: Government regulates ARV supply

BRAZZAVILLE, 6 April (PLUSNEWS) - The Republic of Congo has conducted an audit of all pharmaceutical laboratories in the country in a bid to resolve a shortage of anti-retroviral drugs for HIV-positive patients, the government has announced. Full report

CONGO: UN to provide ARVs for 1,000 HIV-positive people

BRAZZAVILLE, 20 October (PLUSNEWS) - The UN system in the Republic of Congo is to provide 1,000 HIV-positive people with antiretroviral treatment, the UN country coordinator Aurelien Agbenonci has said in the capital, Brazzaville. Full report

CONGO: Media professionals create national HIV/AIDS awareness network

BRAZZAVILLE, 29 August (PLUSNEWS) - Media professionals in the Republic of Congo have created a national network to promote awareness-raising and education initiatives in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS countrywide, the group announced in the capital, Brazzaville. Full report

CONGO: Government launches national HIV/AIDS council

NAIROBI, 25 July (PLUSNEWS) - The government of the Republic of Congo launched on Thursday its National Council for the Fight Against AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, with President Denis Sassou-Nguesso serving as the group's president. Full report

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CONGO: Strife-torn Pool slowly waking up to HIV/AIDS

MINDOULI, 29 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - As the republic of Congo's Pool region in the south of the country slowly emerges from years of civil war, the lack of health services, ongoing insecurity and logistics problems have made it extremely difficult for HIV-positive people to access care and treatment. Full report

CONGO: Isolated Sangha region falls off the map

PIKOUNDA, 29 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Isolated and hard to reach, rural areas in the Sangha region in the north of the Republic of Congo have fallen off the map in HIV/AIDS prevention efforts. Full report

CONGO: Slim resources to counter rising HIV/AIDS level

DOLISIE, 27 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The Republic of Congo's official independence celebrations were held in the southwest town of Dolisie this year, highlighting an area hard-hit by the pandemic but struggling to provide HIV/AIDS services. Full report

CONGO: Decay, disease, violence stalk convicts

BRAZZAVILLE, 17 May (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Inside the crumbling, mildewed walls of Brazzaville's prison in the capital of the Republic of Congo, up to 12 men share cells designed to hold four inmates. The cells have neither running water, nor toilets, and the few belongings convicts have are hung on nails or strewn across the filthy floor. Full report

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