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HARARE, 12 April 2013 - (SAfAIDS Media) Community based volunteers (CBVs) play a crucial role in the implementation of development programmes within communities. SAfAIDS ensures its programmes achieve the desired impact through a dynamic cadre of CBVs, operating in its nine Southern African countries. CBVs are responsible for community level programme activity monitoring and data collection.
LUSAKA, 11 April 2013 (allAfrica) - Paul Kasonkomona, a Zambian human rights activist with many years' experience, was arrested in Lusaka on Sunday for publically supporting the rights of Zambia's sexual minorities. He was arrested shortly after appearing on an independent television channel, Muvi TV, where he spoke in favour of access to health care for sex workers, prisoners, and sexual minorities.
HARARE, 11 April 2013 (Newsday) — HIV and AIDS activists in Zimbabwe have welcomed the government’s move to address the problem of HIV drug resistance by introducing third-line antiretroviral drug (ARVs).
BRUSSELS, 10 April 2013 (AIDSPAN) - TB mortality has decreased significantly since 2000 and treatment success rates have shown steady improvement. More than half of the countries that have received Global Fund support are on track to meet the international targets for case detection, treatment success, and TB disease incidence. However, multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a critical threat.
BRUSSELS, 10 April 2013 (AIDSPAN) - Significant progress has been achieved in providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) and preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), but low antenatal care coverage and other health systems and gender-related challenges are hampering further progress on these fronts.
CAPE TOWN, 10 April 2013 (allAfrica) - Researchers in South Africa have developed a low-cost tool to test for HIV drug resistance, potentially opening the door to improved treatment for users of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs).