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Johannesburg: SAfAIDS will be conducting regional consultations on how to effectively address HIV and sexual reproductive health burdens in prison settings.

 

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Press Release: TAC and South African Civil Society Under Attack

JOHANNESBURG, 23 February 2015 (TAC) - Sonke Gender Justice, AIDS Accountability International and Grass Root Soccer, strongly condemn the efforts of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL), the ANC Women's League (ANCWL), the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA) and the Men’s Sector of the Free State AIDS Council to de-register the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), and we condemn their march on the TAC offices in the Free State today.

 

Tanzania: Survey Identifies 800,000 Children in Dire Hardship

DAR ES SALAAM, 20 February 2015 (allAfrica) - A SURVEY conducted in 111 municipal councils in the country has identified more than 800,000 children living in difficult circumstances, out of which 422,019 are girls. This was revealed during a three-day National Conference to present progress on the National Costed Plan of Action for Most Vulnerable Children that started on Wednesday.

HIV vaccine that transforms cell DNA brings fresh hope

LONDON, 19 February 2015 (BBC) - Vaccines normally train the immune system to fight an infection. Instead, researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in California have altered the DNA of monkeys to give their cells HIV-fighting properties. The team describe it as "a big deal" and want to start human trials soon. Independent experts say the idea is worth "strong consideration".

New Grant to Tackle Health for HIV Positive Prisoners in Zimbabwe

HARARE, 19 February 2015 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The BIG Lottery Fund has approved £495,462 of funding to VSO for a three year project - 'Improving Health of HIV positive prisoners in Zimbabwe'.

 

Spotlight: Wilful HIV Infection Difficult to Prove

HARARE, 19 February 2015 (Herald) - The National Prosecuting Authority yesterday publicly admitted that prosecuting a suspect for infecting a partner with HIV under the law which criminalises wilful infection was an uphill task. Section 79 (1) (b) of the Criminal Codification and Reform Act criminalises wilful infection. Lawyers yesterday argued that, under the Act a sexually active person is liable to prosecution for the offence even if no infection would have taken place.

Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

NAIROBI, 18 February 2015 — While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, said leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic.

 

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