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Zimbabwe: AIDS Union Launched

HARARE, 26 February 2015 (Herald) - Health Advisor in the Office of The President and Cabinet Dr Timothy Stamps has launched the Mashonaland East chapter of the Zimbabwe HIV Activist Union Trust (ZHAAUCT) to help address the needs of people living with HIV in rural areas.

Botswana: NACA Coordinator Mobilises Community Leaders

GABORONE, 26 February 2015 (Daily News) - NACA coordinator, Ms Grace Muzila, says there is need for community leadership to take part in the fight against the HIV/AIDS scourge so as to address HIV prevention from grassroots.

Africa: Addressing the HIV Threat Through Education and Training

GENEVA, 25 February 2015 (WCC) - The idea that HIV is present in the life of every human being, regardless of their susceptibility to the disease, could be seen as shocking. It could even be offensive.

South Africa: Vaginal Gel Fails to Protect Against HIV Despite Earlier Trial

CAPE TOWN, 25 February 2015 (Health-e) - In a blow for HIV prevention, a vaginal gel that showed some effect against HIV in an earlier trial has failed to protect women in a big follow-up trial.

 

Malawi: Mangochi Council Chair for Paradigm Shift On HIV Fight

LILONGWE, 25 February 2015 (MNA) - Chairperson for the Mangochi District Council, Councillor Yusuf Kusweje has tipped stakeholders involved in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic to emphasise on abstinence, condom use and faithfulness among couples.

How the HIV Response Is Failing Teens Across Southern Africa

HARARE, 24 February 2014 (Key Correspondents) - Adolescents across Southern Africa face barriers to HIV prevention and treatment, contributing to increasing AIDS-related deaths in this age group. A regional study has highlighted areas where the current HIV response is failing young people, including in sexual health education, HIV prevention and support in adhering to treatment.

 

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