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Botswana government ordered to provide HIV treatment to non-citizen prisoners

GABORONE, 19 March 2014 (BONELA) - In another important legal victory for human rights in Botswana, the High Court in Gaborone yesterday ordered the government to provide HIV treatment to all non-citizen prisoners.

Our Baby, Our Future- Time for action to safeguard our heritage! - Demand Creation Leadership Dialogues (DCLD) Promoting Leadership participation through DCLD

HARARE, 14 March 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - Our baby, our future Leadership is protecting all and protecting all is leadership was the theme for the DCLD. The leaders were reminded of their roles to protect the communities they serve by advocating for the uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services. The discussion managed to engage the political, religious leaders from the diverse religious sects and traditional leaders.

Stay Alive and Healthy – Take Your ARVs Not “miracle drugs”

HARARE (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - Following recent media reports on the availability of Epikaizo, a purportedly new HIV herbal remedy, as an information centre of excellence in the southern African region, SAfAIDS would like to categorically make known its position regarding Epikaizo and other remedies that continue to mushroom on the market and encourage people living with HIV to stop taking their ARVs, or to mix their ARVs with the new treatments.

Our Baby, Our Future - Time for action to safeguard our heritage! - Leaders and men championing PMTCT interventions

HARARE, 13 March 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - All roads led to Mberengwa ward 18 from the 5th to the 7thof March 2014 to mobilise the community of Mberengwa to create demand for PMTCT and pediatric HIV services.


U.S. Baby Functionally Cured of HIV

BALTIMORE, 12 March 2014 (allAfrica) - A girl born with HIV in California was functionally cured of HIV (her blood was cleared of the virus) following immediate treatment after she was found to be HIV-positive.


A paeditrician, Dr Audra Deveikis, treated her with drugs including AZT, 3TC and nevirapine soon after her birth and following tests, it was found that the baby had no viruses capable of replicating.


HIV Great Challenge to Economic Growth

LUSAKA, 12 March 2014 (allAfrica) - HIV/AIDS has been ravaging most parts of the African continent over the past years. The pandemic has been one of the most devastating in world history.

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