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JOHANNESBURG, 29 May 2014 (allAfrica) - Limited access to sexual reproductive health and abuse from male customers have been identified as key factors that place sex workers at risk of contracting HIV. Nkomile Mpooa of CARE-Lesotho brought the issue up during her presentation at the SADC Protocol@Work Summit currently underway in Johannesburg, South Africa.
GENEVA, 21 May 2014 (allAfrica) - Despite the significant decline in new HIV infections among children since the launch in 2011 of the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan), there is a need for a renewed sense of urgency to reach the Global Plan targets.
NEW YORK, 20 May 2014 (allAfrica) - A ground-breaking series of papers released by The Lancet at UNICEF Headquarters today shows that the majority of the almost 3 million children who die before they turn one month old could be saved if they received quality care around the time of birth - with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and under-served.
NAIROBI, 20 May 2014 (allAfrica) - As Africa scales up lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV positive people, concerns are rife that the absence of mass routine viral load testing will hamper extending treatment to the millions who need it.
NEW YORK, 19 May 2014 (allAfrica) — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a new guidebook today encouraging low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to make greater use of competition law and policy to increase access to HIV treatment and other health technologies.
HARARE, 16 May 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - The city of Chitungwiza was ablaze with edutainment from the 29th April to the 2nd of May 2014 as part of the HIFA outreach programme. The Organisation for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID), SAfAIDS and Zimbabwe AIDS Preventing Project Trust (ZAPPT) were part of the team that took the spirit of HIFA to communities through providing information on the national strategic goal of elimination of pediatric HIV by 2015 and the key steps to be taken towards achieving that goal. Population Services International (PSI) also weighed in with the provision of HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC).