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AFRICA: Need for systematic HIV drug resistance testing
NAIROBI, 8 February 2011 (PlusNews) - HIV is a tough enough diagnosis, but when one contracts a strain of HIV resistant to some life-prolonging medicines, treatment options are limited. A new study has found that transmitted HIV drug resistance may be on the rise in Africa, and the authors warn that unless resistance surveillance is increased, the continent's treatment programmes could suffer.
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KENYA: Fidelity campaigns could take years to see results
NAIROBI, 1 February 2011 (PlusNews) - Your secret lover probably has a secret lover - Kenyans regularly hear this message through a campaign aimed at reducing the high rate of new infections occurring within marriage.
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KENYA: Outrage as minister suggests isolating HIV-positive people
NAIROBI, 31 January 2011 (PlusNews) - AIDS activists are demanding a full apology from a Kenyan cabinet minister who recently suggested that isolating HIV-positive people may be the way to eradicate the pandemic.
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KENYA: Catholics divided over Pope's condom comments
NAIROBI, 21 January 2011 (PlusNews) - Following the Pope's comments in a 2010 book to the effect that condom use may be permissible by HIV-positive sex workers to prevent HIV infection, many Roman Catholic Kenyans have found themselves at odds with their church leaders, who have retained their firm stance against condom use.
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KENYA: Caring for the care-givers
KISUMU, 19 January 2011 (PlusNews) - Raising young children was not part of 65-year-old Angeline Abuga's retirement plan, but after her son and daughter-in-law died from HIV-related complications four years ago, she found herself the sole carer for their five children.
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KENYA: Contraception concerns for HIV discordant couples
NAIROBI, 13 January 2011 (PlusNews) - Cheating spouses have always caused problems for their marriages; in Kenya, a growing issue raised by extramarital sex is the phenomenon of HIV discordance - where one spouse is HIV-positive and the other negative.
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EAST AFRICA: Sex workers enticed or forced into unprotected sex
NAIROBI/BUJUMBURA, 10 January 2011 (PlusNews) - Sex workers operating in East Africa are generally aware of the HIV risks of unprotected sex, but for many of them, the extra cash incentive clients often offer for sex without a condom is worth the risk.
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KENYA: HIV-positive kids get by with a little help from their friends
VIHIGA, 31 December 2010 (PlusNews) - When Yona, 12, went to live with his grandmother after his parents died several years ago, she told the neighbours he was HIV-positive, hoping he would get some sympathy. Instead, the boy found himself ridiculed and alienated from his playmates.
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KENYA: Walking 26km for a condom
NAROK, 2 December 2010 (PlusNews) - Correct and consistent condom use is one of the bedrocks of Kenya’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme but many people in rural areas have limited access to condoms.
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KENYA: HIV prevention jeopardized by PM's call for arrest of gays
NAIROBI, 30 November 2010 (PlusNews) - Gay Kenyans will be driven further underground and away from HIV prevention, treatment and care services following a recent call by Prime Minister Raila Odinga for a nationwide crackdown on homosexuals, activists say.
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