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Zimbabwe: Don't Feed Chickens With ARVs, Warns NAC

HARARE, 5 March 2015 (Herald) - The National AIDS Council has warned poultry farmers against using anti-retroviral drugs to fast-track the growth of their chickens as doing so has a long term effects on consumers. Investigations have shown that several small-scale poultry producers in the country are mixing ARVs and chicken feed to fast-track the growth of the birds for quick sale.

Africa: A Research Agenda for HIV Survivors

EMORY, 4 March 2015 (SciDev) - Over 35 million people worldwide are living with HIV. Massive global efforts and investments to deliver combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) have transformed a fatal infectious disease into a chronic, treatable disease.

 

Zimbabweans Shun Free Condoms, Says Govt Official

HARARE, 3 March 2015 (New Zimbabwe) - The ministry of health has expressed concern at the low uptake of condoms provided for free in public health institutions with most people apparently opting for those sold by vendors on the streets. Free condom distribution is one of the strategies government is using to reduce HIV infections.

 

Zimbabwe: Stamps Blames Catholics, SDA for HIV Stigma

HARARE, 3 March 2015 (New Zimbabwe) - Health Advisor to the President and Cabinet Dr Timothy Stamps has blamed the churches for the persistence of HIV related stigma and the country's failure to effectively deal with the pandemic. Stamps said by condemning the use of condoms the churches unwittingly encouraged the spread of the virus among their followers.

Zimbabwe: Patients to Monitor AIDS Services At Hospitals

HARARE, 2 March 2015 (New Zimbabwe) - The Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS Activist Union Community Trust ZHAAU-CT is setting up committees led by people living with HIV with the intention of monitoring access to and availability of AIDS services in the country's heath care centres.

 

Press Release: PAPWC Calls for intensified focus and investment towards HIV prevention treatment strategies for women and girls in Africa

NAIROBI, 2 March 2015 (PAPWC) - The Pan African Positive Women’s Coalition (PAPWC), on Friday called for continental and global deliberate efforts to intensify investment for HIV prevention strategies for women and girls in Africa. Particularly the coalition is calling for financial commitment towards ensuring that resources are available to promote and retain research agendas as well as ensure HIV prevention needs of women and girls are met through provision of biomedical interventions like pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)   

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