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SENEGAL: HIV-positive gays face double stigma

DAKAR, 17 February (PLUSNEWS) - Twenty-four-year old male sex worker Doudou (not his real name) was forced to turn to Senegal's leading gay NGO when his family members threw him out for being a homosexual. Full report


SENEGAL: Bringing condoms out of the closet

DAKAR, 20 December (PLUSNEWS) - Adriana Bertini is a woman with a mission. She intends to turn condoms, which she considers the best form of protection against AIDS, into an everyday object that both men and women use as naturally as a piece of clothing. Full report


SENEGAL: Students increasingly a target of HIV-prevention campaigns

DAKAR, 6 December (PLUSNEWS) - University student Ibrahim Thioye was confident as he stood in line last week to be tested for HIV. "No fear or apprehension whatsoever," he said. Health officials wish that more people would be as bold about learning their HIV status. Full report


SENEGAL: Despite awareness campaigns, young people are reluctant to get HIV tested

DAKAR, 5 October (PLUSNEWS) - Sitting in a classroom and wearing a shirt, tie and perfectly polished shoes, Lamine, a computer science student in Senegal's capital city, admits he has no idea whether or not he is HIV-positive. Full report


SENEGAL: Even when companies commit to HIV care, getting message across can be difficult

RICHARD TOLL, 12 August (PLUSNEWS) - The Senegalese Sugar Company (CSS) provides free condoms for its 7,000 workers but there are few takers, with many male employees seeing accepting condoms as an admission of promiscuity or having a sexually-transmitted infection. Full report


SENEGAL: AIDS takes hold in pilgrim town of Touba

TOUBA, 4 April (PLUSNEWS) - Senegal has one of the lowest HIV infection rates in Africa, but the central town of Touba, a Muslim shrine where over one million people gathered last week, is a hotspot where prevalence rates have shot well above the national average. Full report


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SENEGAL: Sexually active street children increasingly vulnerable to HIV

DAKAR, 31 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Of the thousands of children that wander the busy streets of Dakar, the capital of Senegal, most are sexually active but few have any knowledge about the risks of HIV. Full report


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