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South Africa: Mother and Daughter - Alive, Productive and Healthy On Antiretrovirals

JOHANNESBURG, 30 January 2014 (allAfrica) - Nandipha Madolo, from Khayelitsha's Litha Park, has experienced much in her life, with HIV playing a major part. She watched her brother die from meningitis due to HIV. Her HIV-positive husband abused her. Her youngest daughter contracted HIV, and Madolo found out that she too was HIV-positive. But today Madolo has a healthy daughter, a steady job, and she is a public speaker.

First ever global atlas identifies unmet need for palliative care

GENEVA/LONDON, 29 January 2014 (WHO) - Only 1 in 10 people who need palliative care - that is medical care to relieve the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness - is currently receiving it. This unmet need is mapped for the first time in the "Global atlas of palliative care at the end of life", published jointly by the WHO and the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA).

Enduring HIV stigma in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, 24 January 2014 (IRIN) - People living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon, which has the highest prevalence of the disease in West and Central Africa, endure widespread stigma, with some facing difficulties obtaining bank loans or suffering mistreatment at hospitals, patients and observers say.

Malawi faces shortage of healthcare workers as it battles AIDS epidemic

LILONGWE, 23 January 2014 - Malawi’s health sector is grappling with a serious lack of trained health care staff that could have an impact on its Global Fund-supported programming to enroll a greater number of HIV-positive Malawians on antiretroviral therapy (ART).

Anti-gay bill, unsigned but still effective

KAMPALA, 23 January 2014 (Newsday)  — Last week, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign a controversial anti-gay bill that would mean life in prison for people convicted of homosexual acts.


New HIV report finds big drop in new HIV infections in South Africa

DURBAN, 20 January 2014 (UNAIDS) - New data show that new HIV infections have been reduced by about a third from 2004 and 2012. The South Africa 2012 HIV Estimates and Projections at-a-glance report was launched in Durban, South Africa on 10 January by the Deputy President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe and UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé.

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