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NEWS AND FEATURES
ANGOLA: The pros and cons of snipping

LUANDA, 21 February (PLUSNEWS) - Friends Paula and Marta giggle at the suggestion of having sex with an uncircumcised man; both say they have only tried it once. Full report


ANGOLA: Doctors discriminate against HIV positive people

LUANDA, 23 March (PLUSNEWS) - HIV-positive people in Angola face stigma and discrimination not only from their relatives, friends or neighbours, but also from health professionals who do not know enough about HIV/AIDS. Full report


ANGOLA: Safe fun during carnival urged, as Luanda prepares for annual party

LUANDA, 23 February (PLUSNEWS) - This weekend, Luanda will explode in a frenzy of gaudy costumes and masks, wild drumming and dancing. On Saturday, as the sun sets over the Angolan capital, tens of thousands of merrymakers will throng the seaside to watch carnival's main event, the parade. Full report


ANGOLA: Plight of children still desperate, UNICEF head

JOHANNESBURG, 15 June (PLUSNEWS) - Angola still has one of the highest rates of child mortality in the world, says UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Country Representative, Mario Ferrari, and challenges relating to children remain huge. Full report


ANGOLA-LESOTHO: Food aid cuts loom due to lack of funds

JOHANNESBURG, 13 June (PLUSNEWS) - Much-needed food aid distributions in Angola and Lesotho have had to be cut back due to a lack of funds, according to the World Food Programme (WFP). Full report


ANGOLA: Govt must act now on AIDS, warns UN envoy

LUANDA, 28 February (PLUSNEWS) - Angola will have to make an epic effort in both preventing and treating HIV/AIDS related illnesses if it is to escape the dismal fate of many of its neighbours, a senior UN official told IRIN. Full report


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COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS
ANGOLA: Enthusiastic caregivers and silent sufferers

CABINDA, 13 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Fear of stigmatisation in Angola is keeping people living with HIV/AIDS in hiding. Caregivers are more than willing to help but are having a hard time finding patients to take care of. Full report


ANGOLA: Witchcraft" an excuse for child abuse

LUANDA, 13 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Makiesse means "happiness" in Kikongo, a language spoken in northern Angola. But the early childhood of 10-year-old Makiesse Jonas was far from joyous. Full report


ANGOLA-ZAMBIA: Refugees return home armed with the knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention

MAYUKWAYUKWA REFUGEE CAMP, 8 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Four years after a ceasefire ended decades of civil war in neighbouring Angola, Zambia is still home to more than 25,000 Angolan refugees awaiting repatriation. Zambia's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate is about 18 percent; in Angola it is around 4 percent. The challenge is how to keep Angola's relative low rates of HIV/AIDS in check. Full report


ANGOLA: ARV treatment now available in Malanje

MALANJE, 12 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - HIV-positive people in Angola's Malanje province will no longer have to travel up to 440km to the capital, Luanda, to access life-prolonging anti-AIDS drugs now that treatment is available in their area. Full report


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Orphans and HIV
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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
ARVs
Audio
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)
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