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GAMBIA: UN rep expelled after comment on president’s AIDS cure

BANJUL, 23 February (PLUSNEWS) - The government of The Gambia gave the most senior United Nations official in the country 48 hours to leave the country starting Friday, following remarks she made criticising Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s widely-publicised cure for HIV/AIDS. Full report

LIBERIA: Sex, drugs and HIV

MONROVIA, 16 February (PLUSNEWS) - Because of men like Patrick Kollie, Carey Street in the heart of Monrovia is not the best place to be at night looking like you might have a bit of cash, a mobile phone or anything else of value that could be snatched in a quick mugging. Full report

GAMBIA: President’s AIDS cure raising more questions than answers

BANJUL, 12 February (PLUSNEWS) - An unsubstantiated but well-publicised claim by The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh that he can cure AIDS risks setting back efforts to stop the virus from spreading in the tiny West Africa nation and the region, campaigners warn. Full report

TOGO: End of grant causes concern

LOME, 9 November (PLUSNEWS) - Togolese nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) have warned that the end of a grant by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria could put at least 24,000 HIV-infected people at risk. Full report

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: Stigma hobbles HIV/AIDS fight

SAO TOME, 25 October (PLUSNEWS) - When Maria (not her real name) took the brave step of speaking to the media in Sao Tome about her HIV-positive status, she had no idea what she was letting herself in for. Full report

NIGERIA: "Nollywood" joins fight against HIV

ABUJA, 17 October (PLUSNEWS) - Actors and filmmakers from 'Nollywood' - as Nigeria's film industry is colloquially known - have come out in support of the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full report

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SENEGAL: Sexually active street children increasingly vulnerable to HIV

DAKAR, 31 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Of the thousands of children that wander the busy streets of Dakar, the capital of Senegal, most are sexually active but few have any knowledge about the risks of HIV. Full report

SIERRA LEONE: Stigma and fear prevent uptake of vital services

FREETOWN, 26 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Stigma against HIV/AIDS and fear of learning one's status are slowing the uptake of free testing and treatment services in Sierra Leone. Full report

WEST AFRICA: Child deaths from HIV/AIDS to keep growing

DAKAR, 19 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Almost 99 percent of mothers with the HIV virus are not getting the drugs to stop them infecting their unborn children, sparking a cycle of neglect that is affecting more than 4.2 million children in West and Central Africa alone. Full report

AFRICA: European grass not always greener for HIV-positive Africans

PARIS, 11 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - On paper France treats its 20,000 HIV-positive immigrants well - they are entitled to free healthcare, and even those whose residence status is still to be determined get free treatment after three months if they cannot afford to pay. Full report

SIERRA LEONE: HIV/AIDS is here to stay and needs to be a priority

FREETOWN, 10 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Denial and ignorance of HIV/AIDS are still major problems in post-war Sierra Leone, hindering care and support for people living with the virus. Full report

AFRICA: No papers, no aid - plight of HIV-positive migrants in France

PARIS, 9 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Tommy had only been in Paris for two months when he discovered he was HIV positive. In a political climate increasingly hostile to immigrants, he is fighting to stay in France legally and get on a treatment programme. Full report

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Gender Based Violence
Children and HIV
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The Triple Threat
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