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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.

 

Press Release: South African HIV Program On Rights of Sex Workers

JOHANNESBURG, 13 January 2015 (Global Fund) - The South African National AIDS Council said that a long-awaited HIV program catering specifically to the needs of sex workers - 60 percent of whom are estimated to be living with HIV - became firmly established during the course of 2014.

 

Africa: 2015 Time to Accelerate Progress Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

WASHINGTON, DC, 9 January 2015 (US State Dept) - On World AIDS Day 2014, like many around the world, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) embraced the theme "Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation." This theme did not set the tone for just one day, but represents a driving principle that underpinned PEPFAR's activities in 2014 and will drive action into 2015 and beyond.

Zimbabwe: Government Introduces New HIV Treatment

HARARE, 7 January 2015 (NewZimbabwe) - Government is with effect from this month switching all people on HIV treatment to a new one of one tablet per day from the previous three pills to make it easier for patients not to default on taking medication.

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