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South Africa: HIV and AIDS Communications Strategy for Youth On the Cards

HARARE, 18 September 2014 (Pretoria) - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is a plan to develop a comprehensive communications strategy to address the prevalence HIV and AIDS among young men and women.

 

Zimbabwe: Govt Fills MSF Funding Vacuum

HARARE, 18 September 2014 (Herald) - Government has taken over the funding of HIV and Aids programmes in Beitbridge District after Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), a local non-governmental organisation, was chased away for allegedly meddling in local politics.

 

Africa: Criminalising HIV Will Stop People Knowing Their Status

16 September 2014 (allAfrica) - Criminalising HIV transmission will not help halt the spread of HIV - instead it will stop people from getting tested and increase the risk of further transmissions.

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.

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