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SOUTH AFRICA: AIDS death a concern for pregnant women

JOHANNESBURG, 20 September (PLUSNEWS) - HIV/AIDS is the number one killer of new mothers in South Africa, the Department of Health said on Tuesday. Full report

AFRICA: Rich nations fly with airline AIDS tax

JOHANNESBURG, 20 September (PLUSNEWS) - Brazil, Chile, Norway and the UK this week agreed to a US$300 million French plan to raise funds against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in Africa through an additional tax on airline tickets. Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: COSATU irked by Govt AIDS inaction

JOHANNESBURG, 11 September (PLUSNEWS) - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is to call for intensification of the government's national plan against HIV/AIDS at its upcoming national meeting. Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: Health Minister easy with IMC

JOHANNESBURG, 11 September (PLUSNEWS) - South African Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has dismissed reports that she had been 'sidelined' after a cabinet decision to reinforce its interministerial committee (IMC) on HIV/AIDS. Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: Govt AIDS gag unconstitutional - watchdog

JOHANNESBURG, 6 September (PLUSNEWS) - An order by South African health director-general Thami Mseleku that provincial health officials not comment to the media on HIV/AIDS was unconstitutional, the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM), a watchdog organisation, said on Tuesday. Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: AIDS experts want health minister's blood

JOHANNESBURG, 6 September (PLUSNEWS) - More than 60 international HIV/AIDS researchers are calling for the immediate resignation of South African Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: Prison ARV ruling to be honoured - Govt

JOHANNESBURG, 5 September (PLUSNEWS) - The South African government has agreed to respect a High Court ruling compelling it to provide antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to inmates at Westville Prison in the port city of Durban. Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: Govt rethinks new TB strain claims

JOHANNESBURG, 5 September (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa's department of health said on Monday that it had put systems in place to monitor the extent of an extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) strain in the east-coast province of KwaZulu-Natal. Full report

SOUTH AFRICA: Aspen cashing in on ARV market

JOHANNESBURG, 5 September (PLUSNEWS) - Africa's largest drug manufacturer, Aspen Pharmacare, says five times more South Africans are using its antiretrovirals (ARVs) than just over a year ago. Full report

AFRICA: Gender inequality driving HIV - UN AIDS envoy

NAIROBI, 4 September (PLUSNEWS) - Gender inequality and the inability of women to negotiate safe sex are behind the continued spread of the pandemic, according to Stephen Lewis, UN special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. Full report

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