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HIV becoming resistant to key drug, study finds

LONDON, 28 January (BBC News)-Strains of HIV are becoming resistant to an antiretroviral drug commonly used to prevent and fight the virus, research has suggested.

PEPFAR's Dr Deborah Birx urges sharper focus to halt HIV globally

Bethseda, 28 January 2016 (Fogarty International center)-To protect and extend the significant progress made against the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally, policymakers and funders must target specific high-risk populations,

Scholarships for virgins: Outrage over South Africa ‘maiden’s bursary’

KWAZULU NATAL, 27 January 2016 (Herald)-News of the virgin-based scholarship has prompted fierce debate in South Africa, with rights groups saying that it is invasive and sexist.

Call for Part-time writers, editors, proofreaders and graphic designers

HARARE, 25 January 2016 (SAfAIDS)-An established regional NGO based in Southern Africa is looking for short-term communication for development (C4D) experts, namely development sector writers, editors and graphic designers with proven experience in developing materials for communities across Africa in the following areas:

Can we improve acceptance of HIV testing?

19 January (MedicaIXpress)- How you offer patients an HIV test has a significant impact on the likelihood of them accepting tests, finds a study published by The BMJ today.

HIV drugs give couples 'ray of hope'

17 January (BBC News)-The most effective form of protection against contracting HIV is to use a condom while having sex. But what if you want children? A project in Kenya is helping couples there have a family without risking their health.

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