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DJIBOUTI: Grappling with the demand for anti-AIDS drugs

DJIBOUTI, 16 December (PLUSNEWS) - At one stage, Roda, a 24-year-old woman living in Djibouti, had tuberculosis, a skin disorder, and was disfigured with disease. In March she began receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and has started leading a more normal life again. Full report

DJIBOUTI: More free antiretroviral drugs to become available

DJIBOUTI, 29 July (PLUSNEWS) - The Djiboutian government is to expand the provision of free antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to people infected with the HIV virus using an allocation of US $12 million from the Global Fund Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS Malaria and Tuberculosis, officials told PlusNews. Full report

DJIBOUTI: Female peer educators trained on HIV/AIDS

DJIBOUTI, 19 July (PLUSNEWS) - The Djiboutian ministry for the promotion of women is conducting training programmes on HIV/AIDS for female peer-educators, saying it is mainly targeting young women who are most vulnerable to infection. Full report

DJIBOUTI: Media to take more active role in fighting HIV/AIDS

DJIBOUTI, 2 June (PLUSNEWS) - The Djiboutian communication and culture ministry has said it plans to involve journalists more actively in fighting HIV/AIDS despite a relatively low prevalence of the virus in the country. Full report

DJIBOUTI: Free ARVs distributed for the first time

DJIBOUTI, 11 March (PLUSNEWS) - Some 40 HIV-positive people on Tuesday began to receive free antiretrovirals (ARVs) after Health Minister Muhammad Ali Kamil launched Djibouti's first distribution of ARV medication at Peltier Hospital, the country's main medical centre. Full report

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DJIBOUTI: The weight of silence - overcoming the stigma of HIV/AIDS

DJIBOUTIVILLE, 23 May (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - In the deeply conservative Muslim society of the Red Sea state of Djibouti, HIV-positive people wear their status as a cloak of shame. Full report

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