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COTE D IVOIRE: Fear and silence impede services for rape survivors

MAN, 28 August (PLUSNEWS) - When soldiers are responsible for sexual violence, fear of reprisal largely explains the culture of silence that prevents families and communities from reporting them. The most difficult task for humanitarian workers in Man in western Cote d'Ivoire is identifying the victims of sexual violence so they can be protected from unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Full report

COTE D IVOIRE: Truckers in volatile west are taking more HIV/AIDS precautions

MAN, 3 October (PLUSNEWS) - Whether they're buying condoms by the roadside or abstaining from sex altogether, truckers in Cote d'Ivoire's war ravaged 'Wild West' are becoming more cautious about HIV/AIDS, according to the Ivorian Red Cross. Full report

COTE D IVOIRE: US gives $42 million to help fight against AIDS

ABIDJAN, 16 June (PLUSNEWS) - The United States said on Thursday it would give US $42 million to Cote d’Ivoire this year to help fight HIV/AIDS in the war-divided nation. Full report

COTE D IVOIRE: MSF launches AIDS treatment programme in conflict hotspots

ABIDJAN, 15 June (PLUSNEWS) - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has announced plans to start a treatment programme for people living with AIDS on both sides of the frontline in the volatile west of Cote d'Ivoire. Full report

COTE D IVOIRE: Muslims seek to break down prejudice by speaking out on HIV/AIDS

ABIDJAN, 17 May (PLUSNEWS) - In a town hall meeting room in the Ivorian capital earlier this month, women assembled on one side and men on the other, joined together in a prayer to Allah "to remove AIDS from humanity". Full report

COTE D IVOIRE: The positive results of disclosure

ABIDJAN, 10 May (PLUSNEWS) - Thirty-five year old Ivorian Lydie Akesse, who found out she was HIV-positive seven years ago, has become known for her frank and outspoken attempts to "give HIV/AIDS a human face". Full report

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COTE D IVOIRE: ARVs reduce deaths due to TB-HIV co-infection

BOUAKE, 25 July (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The arrival of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in the rebel-held north of Cote d'Ivoire is having a dramatic impact on tuberculosis-related deaths. Full report

COTE D IVOIRE: Involving children in issues raised by HIV/AIDS

BOUAKE, 22 June (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - As co-founder of a shelter for children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Rodrigue Koffi knows that children should never be shut out of the complex problems faced by families living with HIV/AIDS. But Koffi winces when tagged an AIDS orphan himself. Instead, the 20-year-old chairman of the Nzrama home housing 50 HIV/AIDS orphans describes himself as a defender of children's rights. Full report

COTE D IVOIRE: Civil war all but wiped out health care, HIV/AIDS facilities in north

ABIDJAN, 22 May (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Cote d'Ivoire’s civil war all but wiped out the health sector in the rebel-held north, dramatically reducing the number of available doctors and significantly harming HIV/AIDS care and prevention, a new study shows. Full report

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Men and HIV
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SUDAN: Breaking the Silence (11/Dec/06)
SUDAN: No Rest for the Elderly (08/Dec/06)
LIBERIA: Knowledge and protection in Harbel, Part 1 (6/Nov/06)
LIBERIA: Knowledge and protection in Harbel, Part 2 (6/Nov/06)
LIBERIA: Coping with HIV in Harbel, Part 1 (5/Nov/06)
LIBERIA: Coping with HIV in Harbel, Part 2 (5/Nov/06)
SUDAN: Keeping the Family Together (13/Nov/06)
SUDAN: Coping with Loss (12/Oct/06)
SUDAN: In the Dark about HIV (26/Sept/06)
LIBERIA: the Buchanan experience, Part 1 (21/Aug/06)
LIBERIA: the Buchanan experience, Part 2 (22/Aug/06)
SUDAN: HIV Positive Sudanese Refugees fear stigma at home (12/Jun/06)

Special reports for Cote d Ivoire

COTE D IVOIRE: The positive results of disclosure
COTE D IVOIRE: Doctor concerned by high HIV prevalence rate in forgotten northeast
COTE D IVOIRE: HIV/AIDS time-bomb ticking away in rebel north
COTE D IVOIRE: Tackling the 'Illness of Unknown Origin' with 'pockets of rubber'
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