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Mozambique

Mozambique’s first HIV vaccine trial heralds new era in local research

MAPUTO, 15 March 2013 (PlusNews) - Mozambique has completed its first HIV vaccine trial and is set to embark on a second, a demonstration of the country’s increased HIV research capacity. This week, researchers at Mozambique’s Polana…

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15 Mar 2013

Uganda

Uganda government under pressure to boost ARV funding

KAMPALA, 14 March 2013 (PLUSNEWS) - The Ugandan government's draft 2013/2014 budget allocates US$38.5 million to enrol a further 100,000 people living with HIV on life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. But activists say the money, while welcome…

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14 Mar 2013

Zimbabwe

Third-line ARVs could widen treatment gap in Zimbabwe

HARARE, 12 March 2013 (PLUSNEWS) - HIV/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). But it remains unclear how the cash-strapped…

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12 Mar 2013

Uganda

Condoms continue to confound Uganda

KAMPALA, 1 March 2013 (PLUSNEWS) - The condom has played a central role in Uganda's official HIV prevention strategy for over two decades, but the country has yet to get it right, with condom use declining…

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01 Mar 2013

Kenya

Kenya’s HIV programmes steel themselves for elections

NAIROBI, 26 February 2013 (PlusNews) - When violence broke out following the announcement of Kenya’s poll results in 2007, Henry Mwiterere and his family fled to safety shortly before their house, in the Rift Valley town…

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27 Feb 2013

Zimbabwe

Cervical cancer a major threat to HIV-positive women

HARARE, 8 February 2013 (PLUSNEWS) - HIV-positive women are living longer, but are now dying of cervical cancer. In Zimbabwe, cervical cancer is now the most common cancer among women, particularly those living with HIV. Activists…

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08 Feb 2013

Uganda

Ugandan authorities concerned as HIV self-test kits hit the market

KAMPALA, 6 February 2013 (PLUSNEWS) - The sale of HIV test kits to the public by private chemists in Uganda is causing concern among health officials, who feel that HIV testing should remain in the hands…

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06 Feb 2013

Uganda

Uganda begins rollout of provider-initiated HIV testing

KAMPALA, 30 January 2013 (PLUSNEWS) - All people who seek treatment in health centres in Uganda will be offered HIV testing and counselling under a new plan to increase access to HIV prevention and treatment. The acting…

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30 Jan 2013

Uganda

Ugandan HIV campaign targets "cheaters"

KAMPALA, 23 January 2013 (PlusNews) - A new Ugandan HIV-prevention campaign that frankly addresses sexual infidelity is generating heated debate over the direction the country's HIV strategy should take. Billboards erected in various parts of the capital,…

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23 Jan 2013

Zimbabwe

Still struggling with drug shortages

HARARE, 11 January 2013 (PlusNews) - Chronic shortages of generic and antiretroviral drugs, stock-outs, high medication costs, and long distances to clinics are some of the hurdles people face in their quest to access essential medicines…

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11 Jan 2013

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