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GHANA: Increase in HIV/AIDS treatment and care centres

ACCRA, 15 October (PLUSNEWS) - Forty-five-year-old butcher Amadu* eagerly looks forward to his first visit to the Tamale Government hospital's new HIV/AIDS treatment and care centre in northern Ghana. Full report


GHANA: Government ploughs ahead with plans to produce AIDS drugs locally

ACCRA, 31 August (PLUSNEWS) - A new plant has begun production of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs as part of government plans to expand distribution of the life prolonging treatment for its HIV-positive citizens. Full report


GHANA: AIDS treatment on rise, but stigma still around

ACCRA, 17 August (PLUSNEWS) - With anti-AIDS drugs becoming widely available in Ghana, thousands of HIV-positive people are living longer, healthier lives but health workers say they continue to hide their status, frightened of rejection by friends, family and colleagues. Full report


GHANA: Single battle-plan to hit both TB and HIV/AIDS

ACCRA, 19 May (PLUSNEWS) - With tuberculosis (TB) sharply on the rise in Ghana, the local health authorities believe joint programmes to stamp out HIV/AIDS and TB may be the answer. Full report


GHANA: HIV-AIDS on decline for first time in 5 years, survey shows

ACCRA, 15 April (PLUSNEWS) - Ghana's HIV/AIDS infection rate has dropped for the first time in five years, and is now down countrywide to 3.1 percent from 3.6 percent in 2003, according to a new sentinel survey released this week. Full report


GHANA: Local employers start to care for their HIV-positive staff

ACCRA, 7 April (PLUSNEWS) - The world fell apart for Ghanaian primary school teacher Haruna Ibn Hassan three years ago when his wife died of AIDS and he found that he too had contracted the disease. Full report


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