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BURKINA FASO: Government aims to put 30,000 on ARVs by 2010

OUAGADOUGOU, 5 July (PLUSNEWS) - The government of Burkina Faso has announced plans to double the number of people living with AIDS on subsidised antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to 10,000 by the end of this year and increase the number of people receiving the life-enhancing drugs to more than 30,000 by 2010. Full report


BURKINA FASO: Returning migrants struggle to pay for AIDS treatment

BOBO DIOULASSO, 4 February (PLUSNEWS) - Two years ago Moumoumi Guira fled ethnic attacks and civil war in Cote d'Ivoire. He got back safely to his native Burkina Faso, only to discover he was HIV positive. Full report


BURKINA FASO: Government needs help to increase numbers on ARV, aid workers say

OUAGADOUGOU, 31 December (PLUSNEWS) - Health authorities in Burkina Faso have already admitted they will not be able to meet global goals for providing antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to people living with AIDS, but aid workers say even the government's scaled-down target will be under threat if grassroots groups are not drafted into the fight. Full report


BURKINA FASO: NGOs seek local funds to access ARVs

OUAGADOUGOU, 8 November (PLUSNEWS) - Local HIV/AIDS NGOs in Burkina Faso are planning to raise funds in the country rather than seek external sources of funding for antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, activists told PlusNews. Full report


BURKINA FASO: Sentinel survey shows decline in AIDS prevalence

OUAGADOUGOU, 7 May (PLUSNEWS) - The HIV infection rate in Burkina Faso has declined sharply over the past year, according to the the country's latest sentinel survey, which is based on the voluntary testing of pregnant women at ante-natal clinics. Full report


BURKINA FASO: Government urges traditional healers to help tackle HIV/AIDS

OUAGADOUGOU, 25 February (PLUSNEWS) - The government of Burkina Faso has urged traditional healers in West Africa to collaborate with scientific researchers in the fight against HIV/AIDS by using herbal treatments to address AIDS-related illnesses such as tuberculosis and diarrhoea. Full report


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