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On this World AIDS Day, let us also reflect on the lives lost to Ebola, on the countries and people affected by the outbreak in West Africa. The Ebola outbreak reminds us of the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. People were hiding and scared. Stigma and discrimination were widespread. There were no medicines and there was little hope.
HARARE, (Key Correspondents) - Zimbabwe's Ministry of Health and Child Care is stepping up its efforts to promote voluntary counselling and testing for HIV, amid concerns that the current uptake of these services is too low. The government launched a new HIV testing and counselling campaign and new national guidelines on 20 November.
WINDHOEK, (Southern Times) - There is an African proverb that says: “every woman who gives birth has one foot on her grave”. This gloomily illustrates the danger every woman faces to bring another human being into this world.
HWANGE, 27 November 2014 (SAfAIDS Policy Desk) - Distance to HIV Testing and Counseling facilities has been highlighted by communities in Msuna, Hwange Rural as one of the barriers why they do not take initiatives to establish their HIV status. Taking services to the hard to reach areas has proven to be an effective intervention of making such services available to community members who require them.
VICTORIA FALLS, 27 November 2014 (Bulawayo24) - Government has embarked on a family test and treat HIV and AIDS campaign aimed at increasing the number of men and children accessing anti-retroviral drugs.
HWANGE, (eMTCT Zimbabwe eForum) - It is all happening this week in Hwange district, Matabeleland North. The Ministry of Health and Child Care with support from its implementing partners is hold a week long campaign to raise awareness on the national strategy to eliminate new HIV infections in children and keep mothers and families alive. Leading up to World AIDS Day, the campaign is taking place from Nov 24-Dec 2nd