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SOUTH AFRICA: Condom application given a hand

JOHANNESBURG, 19 February (PLUSNEWS) - A high-speed condom, designed in South Africa, is poised to take safer sex to new heights in a nation grappling with soaring HIV infection rates. Full report


SOUTH AFRICA: A true test of love on Valentine's Day

JOHANNESBURG, 14 February (PLUSNEWS) - It might not be as romantic as dinner for two with all the trimmings, but HIV testing for two is being billed as one way South African couples can demonstrate their commitment to each other on Valentine's Day. Full report


SOUTH AFRICA: AIDS response becomes a test of faith

JOHANNESBURG, 13 February (PLUSNEWS) - Local and international experts agree with important new findings this week that faith-based organisations (FBOs) have a major contribution to make to curbing HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Full report


SOUTH AFRICA: Rural orphan-care programmes struggle

TZANEEN, 12 February (PLUSNEWS) - The lush hills in the Tzaneen Municipality of South Africa's Limpopo Province may seem a better place to spend a childhood than the dusty, overcrowded townships of Johannesburg, but living in the countryside can add to the hardships of children who are HIV positive or have lost parents to AIDS. Full report


SOUTH AFRICA: Clarity sought in microbicides furore

JOHANNESBURG, 7 February (PLUSNEWS) - Confusion has erupted over the safety of the microbicide trials, which were halted after preliminary results showed the proposed prophylactic could increase the risk of HIV infection. Full report


SOUTH AFRICA: IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 320, 26 January 2007

JOHANNESBURG, 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - Full report


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COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS
SOUTH AFRICA: Farmworkers challenged to curb risky behaviour

HOEDSPRUIT, 7 February (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - January is mango season in Hoedspruit, in South Africa's Limpopo Province, and casual fruit pickers, mostly women, flood the area's farms in search of work. Full report


SOUTH AFRICA: Group calls for more research on sexual violence

PRETORIA, 5 February (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Though sexual violence affects millions around the world every year, deeply entrenched cultural taboos and a lack of political leadership have historically left the issue largely unrecognised in government boardrooms, health ministries, and scientific research. But that may change, as an emerging global initiative argues sexual violence is a legitimate public health and human rights issue that warrants its own research, prevention, and interventions. Full report


SOUTH AFRICA: Closing the gap on gender-based violence

JOHANNESBURG, 15 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - In a country long sickened by the frighteningly high level of sexual violence, one of the greatest challenges facing South Africa is closing the gap between the rhetoric of gender equality and the reality on the ground. Full report


SOUTH AFRICA: HIV/AIDS still running amok - report

JOHANNESBURG, 1 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - HIV/AIDS continues to wreak havoc in South Africa, with the nation's youth appearing to be hardest hit, researchers said on 1 December, World AIDS Day. Full report


SOUTH AFRICA: Research is discounting myths about orphans

NEWCASTLE, 10 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A few years ago Prof Timothy Quinlan was hearing horror stories about delinquency and abandonment among AIDS orphans that would spell trouble for their future social acceptance. Full report


SOUTH AFRICA: Radio, TV and print have positive impact on AIDS - study

JOHANNESBURG, 8 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A new survey in South Africa has proved the positive effect of media campaigns in raising HIV/AIDS awareness. Full report


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Closing the gap: Gender-Based Violence in South Africa, PlusNews Special
ASIA: Facing the HIV/AIDS challenge, PlusNews Special
Media Fact File
Orphans and HIV
Migrant Workers
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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