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UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS faces battle over key populations

NEW YORK, 7 June 2016 (aidsmap) - Alliance of reactionary countries seeks to block recognition of key populations in a new global framework for HIV response

Ending child marriages- Journey of a brave Zimbabwean girl who took the matter to the Constitutional court

For Zimbabwe, 20th January 2016 made its way into history books as the full bench of the Constitutional Court ruled that child marriages are unconstitutional. Any perpetrator will face the full arm of the law. SAfAIDS had the privilege of interviewing one of the courageous girls who faced the full bench and argued their case, and in the process gaining victory for the girl child in Zimbabwe. 

SAfAIDS Launches Don’t Hit. Beat Abuse Campaign in Lesotho

MASERU, 6 June 2016 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - In an effort to reduce harmful behavioral practices such as alcohol and drug abuse by young people, SAfAIDS and its partners in Lesotho have launched the Don’t Hit. Beat Abuse campaign. Targeting young people, the campaign is being run in recognition of how drug and alcohol abuse fuel new HIV infections, gender-based violence and other non-communicable diseases.

HIV Treatment Literacy Manual Launched

 SAfAIDS Media Desk, 3 June 2016 (Tariro Makanga-Chikumbirike) - Stakeholders in the HIV response led by the Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) today gathered in Harare to witness the launch of an HIV Treatment Literacy Manual.

Africa: Young African Women More Vulnerable to HIV

GENEVA, 2 June 2016 (allAfrica) - When Lebogang Brenda Motsumi was 16 years old she fell pregnant, terrified about what her life would look like, she went to a backdoor clinic for an abortion.

Africa: Two Million More People Living With HIV On Life-Saving Treatment in 2015 - New UN Report

GENEVA, 31 May 2016 (allAfrica) - The number of HIV-positive people taking antiretroviral medicines more than doubled to an estimated 17 million people from 2010 to 2015, with two million people gaining access to the life-saving drug last year alone, the United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response announced today.

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