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HIV/AIDS: MSM groups hail pill to prevent HIV
NAIROBI, 24 November 2010 (PlusNews) - Gay rights groups have hailed the results of the first study to show that an antiretroviral (ARV) drug can prevent HIV as an important step in the fight against HIV, but say that in countries that criminalize homosexuality, the breakthrough is unlikely to have a significant impact.
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: HIV prevention for youth - it's complicated
JOHANNESBURG, 19 November 2010 (PlusNews) - When it comes to understanding what drives HIV infections among young people in southern Africa, the epicentre of the global AIDS pandemic, why not ask young people themselves?
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: No sex for a month to prevent HIV
JOHANNESBURG, 9 November 2010 (PlusNews) - An aggressive national campaign to persuade people to abstain from sex or commit to 100 percent condom use for a month could make a significant contribution to HIV prevention efforts, says a leading HIV expert.
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HEALTH: New global plan aims to wipe out TB
JOHANNESBURG, 14 October 2010 (PlusNews) - A new roadmap for curbing the global epidemic of tuberculosis aims to save five million lives between 2011 and 2015 and eliminate TB as a public health problem by 2050 but comes with a price tag of US$47 billion, nearly half of which must still be found.
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HIV/AIDS: Global Fund looks to private sector to fill funding gap
JOHANNESBURG, 14 October 2010 (PlusNews) - With its coffers running at least US$1 billion short, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is looking to the private sector to fill the funding gap.
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: HIV-related cancer poorly diagnosed, treated
MANZINI, 20 September 2010 (PlusNews) - Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), an HIV-related cancer, may not make headlines in southern Africa, but dealing with this disfiguring and potentially deadly illness presents a daunting task for health workers.
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: More sterilizations of HIV-positive women uncovered
JOHANNESBURG, 30 August 2010 (PlusNews) - Veronica* did not realize she had been sterilized while giving birth to her daughter until four years later when, after failing to conceive, she and her boyfriend consulted a doctor.
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: No single formula for HIV risk
JOHANNESBURG, 16 August 2010 (PlusNews) - In southern Africa, prevention campaigns highlighting the HIV risks of having more than one partner at the same time have largely targeted heterosexuals and ignored the fact that men who have sex with men also have multiple partners.
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: AIDS activists take funding fight to the pitch
JOHANNESBURG, 5 July 2010 (PlusNews) - Janet "China" Mpalume led Zimbabwe's ARV Swallows to a decisive victory in the Halftime Football Tournament in Johannesburg on 2 July 2010. She wasn't playing for the FIFA World Cup, but for something potentially far more important.
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: HIV testing and treatment to prevent TB
JOHANNESBURG, 19 May 2010 (PlusNews) - Diagnosing HIV early and starting antiretroviral (ARV) treatment could be the most important weapons in the battle against HIV-associated tuberculosis, but this would need a huge injection of resources in southern Africa, where the dual epidemics of TB and HIV claim the most lives.
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