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Nigeria passes law to stop discrimination related to HIV

ABUJA, 16 February 2015 (UNAIDS) - The President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has signed a new antidiscrimination bill into law that protects the rights and dignity of people living with HIV.

Zimbabwe: Boost for sex workers

MHONDORO - Ngezi sex workers are now able to protect themselves from violent clients after receiving self defensive sprays. A total of 25 sex workers received sprays after completing training on HIV prevention last week from SAfAIDS.

African leaders reaffirm commitment to the AIDS response and women’s empowerment

ADDIS ABABA, 13 February 2015 (UNAIDS) - The 24th Summit of the African Union and related events reaffirmed that Africa is committed and will remain committed to women’s empowerment and to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The Summit took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 23 to 31 January 2015 under 2015 annual African Union theme of “Women empowerment and development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”.

Zimbabwe: HIV Groups Blast Prophets, N'angas Over ARVs

HARARE, 10 February 2015 (NewZimbabwe) - Organisations representing people living with HIV have accused Pentecostal churches and some apostolic sects of misleading their members into ditching life-prolonging medication for "anointing oils- holy water" and healing prayers.

Malawi: State Confronts Challenges in Prioritising HIV Response

LILONGWE, 10 February 2015 (Key Correspondents) - Malawi has appointed new principal recipients to administer the $574 million it was allocated to fight HIV, as it seeks to turn the page on a financial scandal involving the National AIDS Commission.


Every HIV+ person to get ARVs: Government

HARARE, 9 February 2015  (Daily News) - Government is mooting an ambitious roll-out of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to every Zimbabwean who tests HIV positive. David Parirenyatwa, the Health and Child Care minister, told delegates to a SAfAIDS community event in Mhondoro-Ngezi last Friday that all HIV positive people should access the life-prolonging treatment despite their CD-4 count.

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