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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.

Tweet@ble Regional Dialogue: Guaranteeing SRHR for key populations in the post 2015 agenda

JOHANNESBURG (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - “The role of leaders in ensuring integrated sexual and reproductive health services for minority groups is perhaps the most important in the post development agenda”, says Headman Richman Rangwani from Zimbabwe when addressing delegates at the Tweet@able dialogue.  Traditional, Religious and Political leaders have a duty to ensure and promote equal treatment amongst citizens.

Tweet@ble Regional Policy Dialogue: Call for Policy, Laws and Rights for key populations

JOHANNESBURG (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - Representatives from Key Populations at the two day policy dialogue have called for the development and implementation of laws and policies affecting marginalized groups. Ignorance, hatred and stereotyping were identified as the key players in the perpetuation of discrimination and exclusion of key populations in countries’ national HIV and SRHR strategic plans.


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