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GABON: Government cuts condom prices by 40 percent to help AIDS fight

LIBREVILLE, 21 September (PLUSNEWS) - Gabon is slashing the price of male condoms in government-approved health centres by 40 percent in a bid to help prevent new HIV infections, health officials in the Central African country said. Full report

GABON: New factory produces AIDS and anti-malarial drugs for the region

LIBREVILLE, 15 February (PLUSNEWS) - The government of Gabon has opened a factory in Libreville that will manufacture drugs to treat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis for 30 million people living in six states in Central Africa. Full report

GABON: Taxis the new weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS

LIBREVILLE, 16 December (PLUSNEWS) - Flag down a red and white taxi in Gabon's capital between now and February and you might get more than you bargained for. Full report

GABON: Female condoms are subsidised, but not widely advertised

LIBREVILLE, 21 October (PLUSNEWS) - A sharp cut in the price of female condoms should promote their use in Gabon, one of the Central African countries most affected by HIV/AIDS, medical workers said. Full report

GABON: Number of new HIV infections fell in 2003

LIBREVILLE, 24 September (PLUSNEWS) - The number of people testing themselves for HIV in Gabon increased sharply last year, but there was a decrease in the number of new HIV infections detected, according to a series of survey results published this week. Full report

GABON: Government launches free AIDS helpline

LIBREVILLE, 20 September (PLUSNEWS) - The government of Gabon has set up a free 24-hour telephone information helpline for people seeking information on HIV/AIDS and how to obtain treatment for the disease. Full report

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