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HARARE, 3 May 2013 (Herald) - From 1985 to today it is 28 years and the face of the HIV epidemic has changed. The first HIV diagnosis in Zimbabwe was in 1985. In the developed world they had known the virus causing havoc for five years before us.
KAMPALA, 2 May 2013 (allAfrica) - The 2011 Uganda AIDS Indicator Survey shows that although 90% of Ugandan adults aged 15-19 years know where to get an HIV test, only 57% have been tested and received the results. And of those that tested HIV positive, only 40% knew they were HIV positive. This means that millions of Ugandans are living with HIV but they do not know.
HARARE, 30 April 2013 (The Standard) - Zimbabwean men have been urged to support their spouses in the implementation of Prevention from Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT), which is still lagging behind other programmes on HIV and AIDS.
MANZINI, 29 April 2013 (SAfAIDS Media) - On the 7th of March 2013, SAfAIDS officially launched its Country Office in the Kingdom of Swaziland, by His Royal Highness and Senator Prince Sobandla (Chairperson of the Health Portolio committee in the House of Senate), on behalf of The Honourable Minister of Health Benedict Xaba.
HARARE, 29 April 2013 (The Standard) - Zimbabwe is grappling with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) which has become a major health problem, as patients fail to respond to the traditional first-line TB drugs.
CAPE TOWN, 29 April 2013 (allAfrica) - HIV-positive smokers are at high risk of contracting bacterial pneumonia - a common and serious lung infection in people living with HIV - compared to their non-smoking counterparts.