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Africa: Children Living With HIV, That's Where It Hurts the Most

1 August 2014 (allAfrica) - When HIV was discovered in the early 1980s, one shock came after another. First, it is a virus for which there was no cure. Second, it has serious health implications and, before the arrival of antiretroviral therapy, would likely lead to mortality. Finally, most shocking perhaps was the discovery that it was trans-generational, which means babies being born with the virus.

Africa: Heightened HIV Risk for People With Disabilities

MELBOURNE, 31 July 2014 (allAfrica)  — Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain disproportionately vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, say health experts and activists.

Could Childhood TB Be Higher Than Estimated?

KIGALI, 29 July 2014 (allAfrica) - A new study quantifying the global burden of Tuberculosis (TB) among children suggests there are tens of millions of children with undiagnosed TB.

International AIDS Conference opens in Melbourne

Melbourne, 21 July 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - The International AIDS Conference opened in Melbourne, Australia amid a somber atmosphere as delegates honored 6 scientists who perished in the ill-fated Malaysian flight. Running under the theme, Stepping Up the Pace, the conference opened with high hopes of ending AIDS.

Empowered Mothers Nurture Healthy Families!!

SAfAIDS Media Desk, 15 July 2014 - Over 1 400 women of child bearing age were reached out during Our Baby Our Future campaigns that were recently held in Gwanda district. Over the past few years, a significant increase in pregnancies amongst women living with HIV has been recorded. The country however has not yet undertaken comprehensive studies to determine the key drivers of these increasing pregnancies amongst women living with HIV.

Looking to Africa's LDCs to Learn How to Save the Lives of Millions of Mothers and Their Babies

JOHANNESBURG, 2 July 2014 (allAfrica) - Every year, three million newborn babies and almost 6.6 million children under five die globally, but if the rest of the world looked towards the examples of two of Africa's least-developed countries (LDCs), Rwanda and Ethiopia, they would perhaps be able to save these children.

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