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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


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


GAMBIA: 150 AIDS patients to benefit from pilot ARV programme

BANJUL, 13 October (PLUSNEWS) - About 150 people living with AIDS in the Gambia will benefit from free anti-retroviral therapy in a pilot programme launched by the government this week, Doctor Sam McConkey, a director of the government's Medical Research Council, said on Wednesday. Full report


GAMBIA: Condom campaign angers Catholic cleric

BANJUL, 15 September (PLUSNEWS) - The Roman Catholic Church has voiced its opposition to the use of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Gambia, challenging a government-backed prevention campaign based on the distribution of cheap contraceptives to the country's youth. Full report


GAMBIA: Genital mutilation increases infections, researchers say

ABIDJAN, 22 April (PLUSNEWS) - Women who have undergone female genital mutilation in Gambia have a higher prevalence of bacterial and viral infections, says a recent study of 1,348 women. Full report


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