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ETHIOPIA: Gov't scales up antiretroviral roll-out

NAIROBI, 6 March (PLUSNEWS) - The Ethiopian Ministry of Health has announced that it will provide free antiretroviral therapy (ART) and treatment of opportunistic infections for 58,000 HIV-positive people until the beginning of July. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Nearly half of the children orphaned by HIV/AIDS

ADDIS ABABA, 25 October (PLUSNEWS) - Ethiopia has one of the largest populations of orphans in the world with nearly half of the children having lost at least one of their parents. Full report

ETHIOPIA: UNICEF receives Sweden's donation for AIDS orphans

NAIROBI, 12 September (PLUSNEWS) - Sweden has donated nearly US $5 million to the UN children's agency to strengthen the organisation's capacity to deal with the growing number of AIDS orphans in Ethiopia. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Expanded health coverage plan launched

ADDIS ABABA, 24 May (PLUSNEWS) - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Tuesday announced a massive expansion of health coverage for the 35 million Ethiopians who do not have access to hospitals and clinics. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Serious challenges facing HIV/AIDS fight - US report

ADDIS ABABA, 15 April (PLUSNEWS) - Ethiopia is facing serious challenges in overcoming its HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a report released by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Nationwide HIV/AIDS hotline launched

ADDIS ABABA, 14 March (PLUSNEWS) - A new HIV/AIDS hotline was launched in Ethiopia on Thursday, to provide accurate information, counselling and free referrals to callers across the country. Full report

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ETHIOPIA: Inequality, gender-based violence raise HIV/AIDS risk for women

ADDIS ABABA, 8 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Efforts to address the plight of women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS are lagging behind in Ethiopia's profoundly conservative society, while they continue to bear the brunt of the epidemic. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Funeral associations - for the living as well as the dead

ADDIS ABABA, 21 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Support for Ethiopian families affected by the AIDS pandemic has come from an unexpected source - local funeral associations, known as edirs. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Eritrean refugees desperate for HIV services

SHIMELBA, 2 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Every evening as the sun sets over the hills of northern Ethiopia, young couples can be seen strolling past the coffee shops and pool halls of Shimelba refugee camp. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Poverty forcing girls into risky sex work

ADDIS ABABA, 18 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The nightclubs of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, reveal a thriving sex industry, in which thousands of skimpily dressed young women trade sexual favours for cash to survive, putting them at risk of contracting HIV and spreading the disease. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Confidential hotline getting people talking

ADDIS ABABA, 12 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - It means family in Amharic, Ethiopia's main language, but the 'Wegen' AIDS helpline's main strength is the anonymity it provides people seeking answers in a society uncomfortable with openly talking about the disease. Full report

ETHIOPIA: WFP scheme sustaining thousands affected by HIV

NAIROBI, 7 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A UN World Food Programme (WFP) initiative is providing nutritional support to thousands of poor, HIV-affected families in Ethiopia, where hunger is still a major problem more than twenty years after famine killed an estimated one million people. Full report

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