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ZAMBIA: Shielding children from their HIV status does more harm than good

LUSAKA , 26 January (PLUSNEWS) - Zambia's attempts to promote paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) drug adherence are being undermined by families and communities who shield children in their care from knowing their HIV/AIDS status, health experts say. Full report


ZAMBIA: Kids slip through the ARV net

LUSAKA, 12 January (PLUSNEWS) - A shortage of paediatric testing kits and specialised medical staff in Zambia is causing delays in rolling out antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for children infected with HIV/AIDS. Full report


ZAMBIA: Poor nutrition nullifies benefit of ARV treatment

LUSAKA, 18 December (PLUSNEWS) - The poor nutrition often experienced by HIV-positive Zambians on antiretroviral [ARV] drug treatment is nullifying the benefits of the medicine, health experts are warning. Full report


ZAMBIA: Help for child-headed homes

LUSAKA, 11 December (PLUSNEWS) - Zambia is grappling with the growing problem of thousands of child-headed homes, created by one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world. Full report


ZAMBIA: Advocacy groups put HIV/AIDS on the election agenda

LUSAKA, 4 September (PLUSNEWS) - Advocacy groups in Zambia are forcing HIV/AIDS issues onto the agenda in the run-up to this month's general election. Full report


ZAMBIA: Bridging the gap between traditional and western medicine

LUSAKA, 31 August (PLUSNEWS) - Zambia's HIV/AIDS pandemic is helping to bridge the divide between traditional healers and practitioners of western medicine. Full report


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COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS
ZAMBIA: More than 10 girls raped every week

JOHANNESBURG, 29 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A Zambian nongovernmental organisation (NGO) revealed this week that it records eight cases of rape of young girls every week at its centre in the capital, Lusaka. 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


ZAMBIA: Getting street kids to stay on the straight and narrow

LUSAKA, 1 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Dressed in baggy trousers, caps and colourful T-shirts, the toughened teens of the "Back to School Project" were scared. Each of the boys was to be tested for HIV that day. Full report


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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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