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MAURITANIA: AIDS "caravan of hope" travels river valley to break taboos

TIGUENT, 11 May (PLUSNEWS) - This is a road show with a difference - a West African "caravan of hope" raising awareness about HIV/AIDS through evenings of entertainment that are wowing the crowds in Mauritania. Full report

MAURITANIA: Fight against AIDS slow to take root in port city of Nouadhibou

NOUADHIBOU, 1 April (PLUSNEWS) - Nouadhibou, a busy port in the desert north of Mauritania, is a crossroads for fishermen, mine workers and clandestine migrants heading towards Europe, but efforts to combat AIDS in this melting pot of humanity are still in their infancy. Full report

MAURITANIA: Sex work for survival, armed with condoms

NOUAKCHOTT, 17 February (PLUSNEWS) - Every night hundreds of women sell their bodies for sex in darkened brothels in El Mina, a poor district of the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott. Full report

MAURITANIA: Taboos, denial and lack of data hinder fight against AIDS

NOUAKCHOTT, 14 February (PLUSNEWS) - As the Islamic Republic of Mauritania begins to respond to HIV/AIDS, social taboos, widespread denial and an absence of accurate data, combine to make progress difficult. Full report

MAURITANIA: Nouakchott gets its first HIV/AIDS test and treatment centre

NOUAKCHOTT, 3 December (PLUSNEWS) - Mauritania opened its first HIV/AIDs testing and treatment centre this week in the hope of improving early detection of the disease in this staunchly Islamic desert state where public discussion of AIDS has long been restrained by social taboos. Full report

MAURITANIA: Imams join low-key campaign against AIDS

NOUAKCHOTT, 29 December (PLUSNEWS) - HIV/AIDS is still a taboo subject in staunchly Islamic Mauritania, but awareness of the disease is growing. The authorities have recently persuaded religious leaders to start preaching about the dangers of AIDS and the need to stop it spreading. Full report

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