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Boksburg Communiqué on the Tweet@ble Regional Policy Dialogue on Integrated SRHR and HIV Services for Key Populations in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA)

We, the delegates to the Regional Policy Dialogue on Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV Services for Key Populations in ESA, including His Excellency the former president of the Republic of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano, former heads of state and governments from ESA, the African Union Commission, national AIDS co-ordinating agencies, international co-operating partners, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS, development partners and key populations, gathered in Boksburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zimbabwe: Over 20 000 contract STIs in Midlands

HARARE, 16 April 2014 (Herald) - Over 20 000 people in the Midlands Province contracted Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) between January and September last year. Statistics released by the Ministry of Health and Child Care yesterday during a breakfast meeting organised by the National AIDS Council (NAC) Midlands Province showed that 20 306 STI cases were recorded between January and September with Gokwe South, Zvishavane and Vungu districts constituting over 50 percent of the recorded cases.

Break the silence on HIV in prison

JOHANNESBURG, 15 April 2014 (Mail & Guardian) - There is a slow, indirect violence in South African prisons that is killing inmates in droves. Last year alone, 652 inmates died in what were categorised as "natural deaths" by the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services. Most of these deaths were likely related to tuberculosis and HIV and Aids.


Uganda Gets U.S.$420 Million to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria

KAMPALA, 10 April 2014 (allAfrica) - Uganda has received over 400 million US dollars from the Global Fund to beef up the fight against HIV, TB and malaria.

Sex Workers and Girls Shun Female Condoms

LILONGWE, 9 April 2014 (allAfrica)  - Some young ladies and sex workers have complained that female condoms are too demanding to use, a development which has made some of them to shun away.

Barriers to Youths Accessing HIV Medication in Zambia

LUSAKA, 7 April 2014 (allAfrica) - Zambian youths living with HIV do not always adhere to their drug treatment as they are embarrassed to access services together with adults, says HIV expert Namuchana Mushabati.

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