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BOTSWANA: Female condom gets a makeover

JOHANNESBURG, 5 October (PLUSNEWS) - Botswana's government has turned to advertising and marketing to give the usually unpopular female condom more prominence in its fight against HIV/AIDS. Full report

BOTSWANA: Racing to keep resistant HIV at bay

GABORONE, 13 June (PLUSNEWS) - The sustainability of the national HIV treatment programme in Botswana, and elsewhere in Africa, depends on avoiding widespread drug resistance that could threaten long-term affordability. Patients who miss even five percent of their drug doses can develop resistant strains of the virus, and will need to switch to second-line medication at more than double the cost. Full report

BOTSWANA: Care for caregivers at new centre

GABORONE, 5 June (PLUSNEWS) - A new centre in Botswana is piloting some innovate strategies to address the emotional and medical needs of HIV/AIDS healthcare providers. Full report

BOTSWANA: More funds need to curb HIV/AIDS-related child deaths

JOHANNESBURG, 20 April (PLUSNEWS) - More resources could help curb the increasing number of children dying of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses in Botswana, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Full report

BOTSWANA: Routine HIV testing not as straightforward as it sounds

GABORONE, 31 January (PLUSNEWS) - Botswana's decision to introduce routine HIV testing in all its health facilities was driven by the growing realisation that plans to provide anti-AIDS medication were likely to fail unless more people were tested. Full report

BOTSWANA: Baby steps in bringing down teen pregnancy

GABORONE, 10 November (PLUSNEWS) - In the last two weeks, Kebogo Kesenye, a social worker at a community clinic in Bontleng, a poor township in Gaborone, Botswana's capital, has seen and counselled three pregnant teenagers. Full report

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BOTSWANA: No refuge from HIV/AIDS in Dukwi camp

DUKWI CAMP, 12 June (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Dukwi refugee camp sprawls for into the Botswana bush along the road between Francistown, Botswana's second city, and the Zambian border to the north, but there is little to show that 3,000 individuals from 14 countries, mostly Somalia, Angola and Namibia, are living here. Full report

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