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South Africa: Study Hails AIDS Treatment Success Rates

JOHANNESBURG, 10 September 2014 (allAfrica) - A new medical study out of South Africa has found heartening news in the nation with the world's highest burden of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Their findings reveal that South Africans with HIV can live as long as HIV patients in the United States - provided they begin anti-retroviral therapy early enough.

TRP flags shortcomings as concept notes keep rolling in

GENEVA, 8 September 2014 (allAfrica) - By mid-September, 66 concept notes worth over $6 billion will have begun the screening process. The Technical Review Panel (TRP) has highlighted some of the most common gaps and shortcomings of the concept notes submitted since the full adoption of the new funding model (NFM), even as modifications to expedite the review process for straightforward proposals are instituted.

Africa: Does the Global HIV Response Understand Sex?

MELBOURNE, 29 August 2014 (allAfrica) - Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards "sex positive" approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection.

Zimbabwe: Official Opening of the National Youth Games

MASVINGO, 25 August 2014 (SAfAIDS Media) - All roads led to Mucheke Stadium, Masvingo for the official opening of the National Youth Games on the 20th of August 2014. The province, which houses the phenomenal Great Zimbabwe Monument from which the name Zimbabwe was derived, is the host of the 12th National Youth Games, which are running with the theme of empowering youth and growing the economy through sport. The colourful event drew throngs of people from all walks of life.

South Africa: Scaling up cash transfers for HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women

JOHANNESBURG, 21 August 2014 (UNAIDS) - Now a 19-year-old university student in South Africa, Noxolo Myeketsi started receiving a social welfare grant in 2005. Part of a state-run programme to assist poor households, the cash transfers allowed her to stay in school and her grandmother to buy food and pay their bills.

 

Africa: The Weakest Link of HIV Prevention in Africa - Contraception

NAIROI, 18 August 2014 (IPS) - In the rush to save babies from HIV infection and treat their mothers, experts warn that a key element of HIV prevention is being neglected in Africa - contraceptives for HIV positive women. Yet contraception is the second pillar of successful prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child (PMTCT), along with preventing infection among women and babies, and caring for those infected.

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