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ETHIOPIA: External assistance urged in AIDS battle
NIGER: More people tested as AIDS acceptance grows
SOUTH AFRICA: Government hands out millions of AIDS booklets
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ETHIOPIA: External assistance urged in AIDS battle

JOHANNESBURG, 3 June (PLUSNEWS) - Despite crucial steps taken by Ethiopia to tackle HIV/AIDS, the east African country urgently needs external assistance if its efforts are to be successful, a senior UN official has said.Full report

NIGER: More people tested as AIDS acceptance grows

JOHANNESBURG, 3 June (PLUSNEWS) - More people in Niger are voluntarily being tested for HIV as acceptance and understanding of the disease improves, health workers have pointed out.Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: Government hands out millions of AIDS booklets

JOHANNESBURG, 3 June (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa's government is distributing 11 million HIV/AIDS and treatment booklets as part of its national action plan against the disease.Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: HIV-positive pupil commits suicide

JOHANNESBURG, 3 June (PLUSNEWS) - A 19-year-old South African matric pupil in the KwaZulu-Natal province's port city of Durban hanged himself after discovering he was HIV-positive, the South African Press Association reported.Full report

AFRICA: Businesses acting against HIV/AIDS - study

JOHANNESBURG, 3 June (PLUSNEWS) - Realising that HIV/AIDS would affect their bottom line over the next five years, nearly two-thirds of African businesses are now taking steps to tackle the pandemic, a survey has revealed.Full report

UGANDA: Free anti-AIDS drugs for Gulu orphans

JOHANNESBURG, 3 June (PLUSNEWS) - A project funded by USAID will provide free antiretroviral treatment to children living with HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda's Gulu district, a local newspaper, The Monitor, reported. Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: Kid's anti-AIDS drug rollout to continue

JOHANNESBURG, 3 June (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa's paediatric antiretroviral drug programmes will not be suspended, as had been reported in the media earlier this week, health ministry spokesman, Sibani Mngadi confirmed. Full report

ANGOLA: AIDS to increase orphan numbers

JOHANNESBURG, 3 June (PLUSNEWS) - The proliferation of HIV/AIDS in Angola could result in more than 100,000 orphans by 2005, the Minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration, Joao Baptista Kussumua, has warned. Full report

UGANDA: New survey to obtain accurate AIDS rates

JOHANNESBURG, 2 June (PLUSNEWS) - A national survey to obtain accurate estimates of HIV/AIDS prevalence is set to kick off in Uganda. Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: Dating service destigmatising HIV/AIDS

JOHANNESBURG, 1 June (PLUSNEWS) - A new South African online dating service aims to help people living with HIV/AIDS find love while destigmatising the disease. Full report




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