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Combined HIV and hepatitis C virus vaccination a possibility

OXFORD, 13 April 2016 (Science Daily) - Study finds no impairment of immune response when vaccinations against hepatitis C and HIV are administered together

Mobile Technology to Address HIV Identification and Treatment in Lesotho

MASERU, 12 April 2016 (allAfrica) - A programme using mobile technology to mobilise for HIV identification and treatment has been launched in Lesotho. Dubbed The Mobilising HIV Identification and Treatment (MHIT), the programme led by ViiV Healthcare is a multi-million dollar three-year commitment led by the Vodafone Foundation through the Vodacom Lesotho Foundation. 

'Stigma hinders fight against HIV'

MUTARE, 11 April 2016 (Daily News) - An organisation involved in the fight against HIV and Aids has said stigma, discrimination and the country’s bad laws are hindering efforts to end the epidemic.

ZPCS calls for the amendment of health and prisons Acts

HARARE, 06 April 2016 (263chat) - The  Zimbabwe  Prisons and  Correctional Services  (ZPCS) has urged policy makers  to amend  the Health and  Prison acts so as to address plights  of children living in  prisons  with their mothers who would  have been incarcerated.

‘Overcrowding fuelling sexual violence in prisons’

HARARE, 06 April 2016 (NewsDay) - Prison officials have lamented overcrowding in correctional facilities which is fuelling sexual violence and posing a serious public health problem.

SAfAIDS Statement on World TB Day

“Between 2000 and 2015, tuberculosis (TB) prevention, diagnosis and treatment saved 43 million lives.  The TB mortality rate has fallen by nearly half.  The Millennium Development Goal target of reversing TB incidence has been achieved.  But, the fight against this deadly disease is only half-won.  This year alone, TB will affect over 9.6 million men, women and children, and 1.5 million people will lose their lives”-UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. 

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