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SOMALIA: Baby steps towards a PMTCT programme
NAIROBI/HARGEISA, 29 November 2010 (PlusNews) - Many African countries are struggling to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission, a vital component of the universal access to HIV prevention target, but in Somalia a programme to prevent such infections is just getting started.
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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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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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SOMALIA: Let's talk about HIV stigma
GAROWE, 12 August 2010 (PlusNews) - In conservative Somali culture, discussions about HIV are frowned upon, but four young people recently broke with tradition to speak to IRIN about their experience of living with the virus.
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SOMALIA: HIV education goes to school
HARGEISA, 15 April 2010 (PlusNews) - A new programme is targeting about 800 primary and junior high school students in northwestern Somalia's self-declared republic of Somaliland with HIV/AIDS messages for the first time.
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SOMALIA: High-risk truckers still unaware of HIV
HARGEISA, 26 March 2010 (PlusNews) - The truck drivers who criss-cross Somalia are considered at high risk of HIV, but incomplete prevention messages mean they are ill-equipped to protect themselves against the virus.
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AFRICA: Crackdowns on gays make the closet safer
NAIROBI, 19 January 2010 (PlusNews) - More than two-thirds of African countries have laws criminalizing homosexual acts, and despite accounting for a significant percentage of new infections in many countries, men who have sex with men tend to be left out of the HIV response.
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SOMALIA: Burying stigma in Somaliland
HARGEISA, 14 December 2009 (PlusNews) - When a young HIV-positive woman recently passed away in Hargeisa, capital of the self-declared republic of Somaliland, none of the women in her family volunteered to carry out the traditional Islamic rite of washing the body before burial.
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AFRICA: Electronic records can streamline health care
NAIROBI, 27 October 2009 (PlusNews) - Replacing manual data with electronic health records would significantly improve the quality of care and enable African HIV treatment programmes to be scaled up more efficiently, say the authors of a new article on the subject.
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