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Press Release: SAfAIDS hosts regional Indaba on Traditional Leaders Championing Domestic Violence and HIV Prevention in Malawi

LILONGWE (SAfAIDS Media) – SAfAIDS on the 9th of October 2014, hosted a regional Indaba on Traditional Leaders Championing Domestic Violence and HIV Prevention in Malawi.

Swaziland: Fight against HIV: Government to pay all VIRGINS $20 every month

MBABANE, 8 October 2014 (IOL) - Teenage Swazi girls will be paid R200 (about $20) a month by King Mswati's government if they abstain from sex. World Bank money will finance the programme that is intended to reduce HIV transmission in an impoverished country with the world's highest HIV prevalence rate.

SAfAIDS Statement on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

HARARE, 8 October 2014 (SAfAIDS Media) - SAfAIDS joins the world in the commemoration of the Breast Cancer Awareness month, which falls in the month of October, as an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

Countries ready to “Fast Track” response to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 7 October  2014 (UNAIDS) —A new fast-track strategy proposes rapid and massive acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment programmes with a people-centred approach for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This call and new commitments were made at a high-level side event entitled Fast track: Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

SAfAIDS Conducts orientation of Traditional Leaders on Early Access to ART for All

MBABANE, 3 October 2013 (SAfAIDS Media) - The Ministry of Health through the MaxART consortium is embarking on a new approach to HIV care in Swaziland. The approach is whereby antiretroviral treatment (ARVs) is offered to willing individuals after a positive HIV test, despite the level of their CD4 cell count, thereby including even those that still feel healthy and might not see the need for starting treatment.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

GENEVA, 2 October 2014 (WHO) - The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.

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