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New Prevention Guidelines Stipulate Test Before Marriage

ABUJA, 6 May 2014 (allAfrica) - Nigeria's new National HIV/AIDS Prevention Plan has stipulated HIV test before marriage in both Christian and Muslim religions.

Government Hails Formation of Association of Young People Living With HIV

LILONGWE, 6 May 2014 (allAfrica) -  Minister of Industry and Trade Sosten Gwengwe, who is also People's Party Presidential running mate, has described the establishment of the National Association of Young People Living with HIV in Malawi as an indication of government's commitment towards the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Polygamy in Kenya - a Legal Way to Spread HIV?

NAIROBI, 5 May 2014 (allAfrica) - A controversial new marriage bill legalising polygamy in Kenya has triggered outrage, with HIV activists claiming it may increase HIV infections among married couples. This, activists warn, may thwart the government's promise to reach zero new HIV infections by 2015.

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.


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