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South Africa: Vaginal Gel Fails to Protect Against HIV Despite Earlier Trial

CAPE TOWN, 25 February 2015 (Health-e) - In a blow for HIV prevention, a vaginal gel that showed some effect against HIV in an earlier trial has failed to protect women in a big follow-up trial.


Malawi: Mangochi Council Chair for Paradigm Shift On HIV Fight

LILONGWE, 25 February 2015 (MNA) - Chairperson for the Mangochi District Council, Councillor Yusuf Kusweje has tipped stakeholders involved in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic to emphasise on abstinence, condom use and faithfulness among couples.

How the HIV Response Is Failing Teens Across Southern Africa

HARARE, 24 February 2014 (Key Correspondents) - Adolescents across Southern Africa face barriers to HIV prevention and treatment, contributing to increasing AIDS-related deaths in this age group. A regional study has highlighted areas where the current HIV response is failing young people, including in sexual health education, HIV prevention and support in adhering to treatment.


Spotlight: HIV positive but not beaten

HARARE, 23 February 2015 (Daily News) - Mercy Musiyiwa is a 22-year old lady studying photojournalism at Harare Polytechnic. She dreams of becoming a prominent photojournalist.


Press Release: TAC and South African Civil Society Under Attack

JOHANNESBURG, 23 February 2015 (TAC) - Sonke Gender Justice, AIDS Accountability International and Grass Root Soccer, strongly condemn the efforts of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL), the ANC Women's League (ANCWL), the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA) and the Men’s Sector of the Free State AIDS Council to de-register the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), and we condemn their march on the TAC offices in the Free State today.


Tanzania: Survey Identifies 800,000 Children in Dire Hardship

DAR ES SALAAM, 20 February 2015 (allAfrica) - A SURVEY conducted in 111 municipal councils in the country has identified more than 800,000 children living in difficult circumstances, out of which 422,019 are girls. This was revealed during a three-day National Conference to present progress on the National Costed Plan of Action for Most Vulnerable Children that started on Wednesday.

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