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Four babies born with HIV ‘cured’, fuelling hopes of AIDS vaccine

MELBOURNE, 1 July 2014 (Heraldsun) -  Details of the Canadian cases will be discussed at an AIDS conference in Melbourne this month. Breakthroughs in the quest for an AIDS vaccine, the fight to cure people living with HIV of co-infections such as hepatitis C and tuberculosis, and the impact of discriminatory policies in other nations are also expected to announced.

Accessing Palliative Care and HIV services- a human right

CHIMOIO, 23 June 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - Very little is known in Africa about the concept of palliative care and only a few people know they have the right to access palliative care services. It is in this vein that SAfAIDS in partnership with African Palliative Care Association (APCA) embarked on a mission to build the capacity of Poverty Elimination Network (PORENet) based in Chimoio to advocate for access to

Botswana: HIV Still Nation's Biggest Challenge

HARARE, 18 June 2014 (allAfrica) - HIV infection is still the biggest challenge facing the country, says coordinator of the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA), Ms Grace Muzila. Briefing the media about the recent Botswana AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS) IV, she said the national HIV prevalence rate was estimated at 18.5% among people aged 18 months and above.

Africa…An Educated Child is what we need!

HARARE, 16 June 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - SAfAIDS joins the African Union and its partners in commemorating the Day of the African Child 2014. Running under the theme, “A child friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all children in Africa", the day is set aside to commemorate the 1976 protests by school children in Soweto, South Africa.


South Africa Second in World to Adopt New TB Prevention Guidance

CAPE TOWN, 12 June 2014 (allAfrica) - The Department of Health is expected to launch new tuberculosis (TB) guidelines at the South African TB Conference, which began  in Durban.

Ghana Marks International Protect the Goal Day

ACCRA, 11 June 2014 (allAfrica) - Ghana joins the world and the UNAIDS to mark the International Protect the Goal Day, just days away from the start of the 2014 Brazil World Cup. June 09, 2014 has been declared by the UNAIDS as the International Protect the Goal Day, and Executive Director Michel Sidibe will perform the global launch of the Day in in Salvador da Bahia in Brazil.

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