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Spotlight: Brisk business for STI herbs vendors

HARARE, 29 January 2015 (NewZimbabwe) - As sexually transmitted infection (STI) cases soar, many Zimbabweans in the capital are turning to traditional herbs for treatment. According to statistics from the National AIDS Council (NAC) many Zimbabweans are still indulging in unprotected sex something which has led to an increase in HIV infections.

Sustaining the AIDS response through public–private partnerships

VICTORIA FALLS, 28 January 2015 (UNAIDS) - The ministers of health and private sector representatives of the countries of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) agreed on 15 January to establish a health trust fund to sustain the response to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

 

New Champions join efforts for an AIDS-free generation in Africa

JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 27 January 2015— The Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions) announced that four leaders are joining their distinguished ranks. The new Champions are: Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa; Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi; Alpha Oumar Konaré, former President of Mali; and Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria.

 

Zimbabwe: Children are the battlefield in war to contain HIV

HARARE, 20 January 2015 (IPS) - Fifty-one-year-old Mateline Msipa is living with HIV. Her 17-year-old daughter, born after Msipa was diagnosed with the virus, may also have it, but she has never been tested.

PEPFAR Pumps US$ 210 Million in Africa

LUSAKA, 13 January 2015 (Times of Zambia) - The United States through its President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has set aside US $210 million for the Accelerated Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) for children living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Uganda: 'My Children Will Not Starve While I Have My Body to Sell'

KAMPALA, 13 January 2015 (Key Correspondents) - At Katwe-Kabatoro landing site on the shores of Lake George in Uganda's Kasese district, the HIV epidemic is taking another twist. With few other opportunities to earn a living, many women sell their bodies in exchange for fish, while others face dangerous working conditions in the lake's salt mining industry.

 

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