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LIBERIA: Sex, drugs and HIV

MONROVIA, 16 February (PLUSNEWS) - Because of men like Patrick Kollie, Carey Street in the heart of Monrovia is not the best place to be at night looking like you might have a bit of cash, a mobile phone or anything else of value that could be snatched in a quick mugging. Full report


LIBERIA: Youth not putting HIV prevention lessons into practice

MONROVIA, 27 October (PLUSNEWS) - First the good news. Young Liberians know about AIDS, how they might contract the disease and what they can do to protect themselves. Now the bad news. They are not putting that knowledge into practice. Full report


LIBERIA: Not enough HIV-testing kits to meet demand, government

MONROVIA, 21 July (PLUSNEWS) - With health centres reopening across Liberia after 14 years of fighting and AIDS awareness on the rise, Liberia is running out of HIV-testing kits to meet rising demand, according to the government-run National AIDS Control Programme (NACP). Full report


LIBERIA: HIV help at back of queue in war-battered east

ZWEDRU, 22 June (PLUSNEWS) - When doctors testing blood in this remote town in eastern Liberia discover that a donor is HIV-positive, they keep the information to themselves. There is nothing else they can do. Full report


LIBERIA: No money to finance AIDS survey, no treatment outside Monrovia

MONROVIA, 18 April (PLUSNEWS) - Health officials know that AIDS is a serious problem in Liberia, but the government has no money to conduct a proper HIV prevalence survey and specialist treatment for the disease is only available in the capital, Monrovia. Full report


LIBERIA: With peace in place, the battle against HIV/AIDS gains momentum

MONROVIA, 9 March (PLUSNEWS) - Now that peace has returned to Liberia, people living with HIV/AIDS are setting their sights on a new fight - the battle to contain the pandemic. Full report


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COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS
LIBERIA: Government, women's groups decry post-war sexual violence

MONROVIA, 15 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Rising levels of reported rape and sexual exploitation of women and teenage girls in Liberia have sparked concern by both the government and women's rights groups. Full report


LIBERIA: Stigma blunts AIDS action

GANTA, 10 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The bustling commercial town of Ganta, a five-hour drive from the Liberian capital, Monrovia, is emblematic of the AIDS challenge facing the country as it rebuilds after 14 years of civil war. Full report


LIBERIA: Fears about continuation of ARV programmes

MONROVIA, 2 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The National Programme to fight AIDS (NACP) in Liberia says it is concerned about the future of programmes distributing antiretroviral (ARV) medicines after a grant from international financing body, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, ends in December. Full report


LIBERIA: AIDS orphans need attention, foundation says

MONROVIA, 21 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The Liberian government needs to reexamine how it deals with children whose parents are HIV-positive or have died of AIDS, the leader of a local AIDS charity says. Full report


LIBERIA: HIV/AIDS education, a first for Liberian classrooms

MONROVIA, 8 August (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - HIV/AIDS will be on the curriculum next month for 10,000 Liberian students at the Lutheran Church School System, the third largest church-school network in Liberia, which has made HIV/AIDS education mandatory in its 40 schools. Full report


LIBERIA: Concern over HIV/ AIDS infection rate

MONROVIA, 21 April (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Liberia’s new peacetime government is alarmed at the rapidly rising rate of HIV and AIDS infections, which is now a “serious problem”, according to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Full report


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ASIA: Facing the HIV/AIDS challenge, PlusNews Special
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Orphans and HIV
Migrant Workers
Injecting Drug Use and HIV transmission
Gender Based Violence
Children and HIV
HIV/AIDS and the Military
The Triple Threat
Men and HIV
Refugees and HIV
ARVs
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SUDAN: HIV testing kits lacking (12/Jan/07)
SUDAN: Children take on the role of parents (20/Dec/06)
SUDAN: Breaking the Silence (11/Dec/06)
SUDAN: No Rest for the Elderly (08/Dec/06)
LIBERIA: Pushing the message in Ganta (06/Nov/06)
LIBERIA: Knowledge and protection in Harbel (06/Nov/06)
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