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  • Nigerian university Prof. announces AIDS 'cure'
    09 january 2013 18:49:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Nigerian university teacher, Prof. Isaiah Ibeh, has announced the development of a herbal drug that can possibly cure AIDS, the local media reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Guinea's fight against HIV/AIDS 'insufficient'
    28 december 2012 22:28:57
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – An international organisation for medical aid, Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), says 40 per cent of HIV/AIDS patients in Guinea do not have access to medical care. Full text...

  • Congo sets up national fund for HIV/AIDS
    27 december 2012 22:04:47
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Participants at the third ordinary session of the national committee for HIV/AIDS in Congo has decided to set up a national fund for HIV/AIDS, according to the final statement from the meeting held on Thursday in the capital Brazzaville.Full text...

  • Number of Congolese pregnant women with HIV goes down
    27 december 2012 15:02:53
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The number of pregnant women affected with HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Congo is on the decrease, Congo’s Minister of Health and Population François Ibovi said here Thursday. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: UN officials task nations on recent successes
    01 december 2012 14:40:32
    New York, US (PANA) – UN officials on Saturday mark the World AIDS Day with a call for building on recent successes and pressing ahead to get to zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths by 2015. Full text...

  • Global AIDS deaths fall by 600,000 in six years
    29 november 2012 09:48:09
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Some 1.7 million people died of AIDS in 2011, 600,000 less than the figure for 2005, according to a statement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to mark the World AIDS Day 2012, to be observed 1 Dec. Full text...

  • 'Only 4 African countries have met commitment to fight AIDS'
    28 november 2012 15:36:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Only four African countries - Togo, Zambia, Botswana and Rwanda - have met their Abuja commitment to the fight against AIDS, anti-AIDS advocacy organisation, ONE, said in a press statement in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday. Full text...

  • Advocacy group urges more action in fight against AIDS
    28 november 2012 15:16:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - After three decades of the fight against AIDS, much progress has been made in controlling the disease and transitioning the global response from one of emergency to one of sustainability, AIDS advocacy body, ONE, said in a report released in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ex-health minister, 19 others in Mali court over AIDS fund embezzlement
    22 november 2012 15:46:56
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Twenty persons, including former Minister of Health, Oumar Ibrahim Touré, Thursday appeared before the Court of Assizes in Bamako, Mali, facing charges of misappropriating funds earmarked for the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Updated HIV/AIDS Strategy for WHO African Region unveiled
    21 november 2012 13:33:08
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has unveiled an updated Regional HIV/AIDS Strategy that provides directions for implementing the WHO Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS), adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2011, taking into account key regional specificities. Full text...

  • Percentage of pregnant women testing positive to HIV drops in Angola
    30 october 2012 13:58:39
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The percentage of pregnant women who test positive to HIV in Angola fell from 9.8 in 2007 to 4.8 in 2011, due to the government's efforts in fighting the AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • Report highlights poor involvement of Francophone Africa in AIDS fight
    14 october 2012 12:33:34
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Francophone Africa is not as involved in the fight against AIDS as the rest of the continent, according to a report presented in Kinshasa, on the sidelines of the 14th Summit of the International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF) holding in the Congolese capital. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches HIV-related survey among homosexuals
    09 october 2012 09:02:52
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritius National AIDS Secretariat Tuesday launched an Integrated Biological and Behavioral Survey (IBBS) among men who have sex with men or homosexuals as part of its HIV surveillance plan, PANA learnt from the Prime Minister’s Office in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Rwanda to install 700 additional condom dispensers in public places
    23 september 2012 19:59:01
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's health officials plan to install 700 additional condom dispensers in the most frequently visited public places before the end of the year, in an effort to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS among young people, sources in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, told PANA Sunday. Full text...

  • Congo takes delivery of anti-retrovirals
    19 september 2012 10:52:28
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government has taken delivery of a large batch of anti-retroviral drugs to sustain the treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS in the country, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS management experts brainstorm in Tanzania
    22 august 2012 13:50:45
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – An HIV-infected person who begins antiretroviral treatment early can reduce the risk of transmission of the virus by up to 96 percent, a clinical director of the HIV Programme in the US, Dr. Paul Sax, told a meeting of medical officers involved in the management of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania here Wednesday. Full text...

  • '215,000 die from AIDS in Nigeria annually'
    12 august 2012 11:09:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 215,000 Nigerians die from AIDS every year, according to the Director-General of the country's National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Prof. John Idoko. Full text...

  • Tanzania adopts science-driven methods to fight AIDS
    02 august 2012 09:06:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Health authorities in Tanzania intend to shift to a more targeted, science-driven approach that will maximize resources allocated to combat HIV/AIDS, a senior government official said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Brazil to produce ARVs in Mozambique
    21 july 2012 11:26:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Brazilian government will soon begin producing antiretrovirals (ARVs) and other pharmaceuticals at a factory in Mozambique, a statement from the Brazilian presidency, obtained by PANA here Saturday, said. Full text...

  • WHO issues guidelines on use of ARVs by at-risk HIV-negative people
    20 july 2012 14:00:38
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidance to countries that are considering offering HIV medications, known as antiretrovirals (ARVs), to protect people who do not have the virus but who are at high risk of HIV infection. Full text...

  • 'Strategic use of HIV medicine could help end virus transmission'
    19 july 2012 10:31:37
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - More strategic use of antiretroviral HIV medications can significantly reduce the transmission of the virus, according to World Health Organization (WHO) proposals that will be presented at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, Sunday. Full text...

  • '8 million people receiving HIV/AIDS therapy'
    19 july 2012 08:25:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, US, next week, the UN has launched a new report that shows that a record eight million people are Full text...

  • Paris earmarks 2.5 million euro to fight AIDS in Africa
    20 june 2012 21:33:16
    Paris, France (PANA) – The Town Council of the city of Paris on Tuesday granted 2.5 million euro to 20 AIDS associations in Africa. Full text...

  • UN officials call for redoubled action to end HIV/AIDS epidemic
    12 june 2012 09:28:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Top UN officials have stressed the need to expand services and scale up resources to stem the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Full text...

  • UNAIDS executive director seeks production of ARVs in Africa
    07 june 2012 10:53:04
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé Wednesday called for the production of anti-retroviral drugs in Africa to make the life-saving medicines against AIDS accessible to patients and boost the medicines manufacturing sector on the continent. Full text...

  • UN launches initiative to help end new HIV infections among children
    08 may 2012 17:55:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), on Tuesday launched a campaign to help bring attention to the goal of ending new HIV infections Full text...

  • High-level meeting on AIDS underlines strategic innovations to halt infections
    20 april 2012 14:36:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – HIV experts, business leaders, aid agencies and ambassadors of 22 priority countries -- home to 90 percent of new HIV infections among children -- on Friday agreed in Washington, DC, that the surest way to halt the spread of the deadly virus from mother to child was through strategic innovations. Full text...

  • UNAIDS tasks nations on new guidelines for couples' HIV tests
    20 april 2012 08:19:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Mr. Michel Sidibe, has called on all countries to implement new guidelines that encourage couples to go together for HIV testing to ascertain their status. Full text...

  • HIV prevalence rate rises in Burundi schools
    09 april 2012 19:45:05
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The prevalence rate of the HIV infection in Burundi schools has grown at an alarming rate, according to a recent survey conducted by UNESCO. Full text...

  • NEPAD, UNAIDS sign MoU on HIV/AIDS, Health and Development
    30 march 2012 10:12:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have signed an agreement aimed at developing joint efforts to advance sustainable response to HIV/AIDS, health and development issues on the continent. Full text...

  • UN official seeks protection for rights of PLWAs
    21 march 2012 11:56:46
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has stressed the importance of protecting the rights of individuals with HIV/AIDS, as well as of populations who are more vulnerable to the epidemic. Full text...

  • HIV infections: UNAIDS welcomes new evidence on anti-retroviral therapy
    09 march 2012 15:41:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Friday welcomed new evidence which shows that anti-retroviral therapy could help prevent HIV infections. Full text...

  • UNAIDS wants women to gain access to contraceptives, HIV prevention methods
    17 february 2012 16:40:36
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has reiterated the need to provide women with access to both hormonal contraceptives and condoms to prevent unwanted pregnancies and HIV infection. Full text...

  • WHO says efforts to curb HIV in Africa succeeding
    10 february 2012 21:27:32
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Africa, Dr Gomes Sambo, on Friday said that significant efforts had been made in Africa to curb HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • UNAIDS calls for more funds to achieve AIDS response targets
    25 january 2012 16:11:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Wednesday said that the remarkable progress achieved in the AIDS response must be sustained, but called for innovative sources of funding and continued support for the Global Fund that helps countries achieve their targets in this field. Full text...

  • 'Eastern, Southern Africa scale up AIDS prevention efforts'
    20 january 2012 09:13:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The Director of Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Ms. Sheila Tlou, on Thursday said Eastern and Southern Africa, the region most affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, was making great strides to scale up access to prevention and treatment services. Full text...

  • UNAIDS, South African bank partner on HIV/AIDS awareness
    17 december 2011 09:30:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and South African-based Standard Bank Group have formed a two-year partnership to raise public awareness on the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS: Nigerian state enacts anti-stigmatisation law
    07 december 2011 10:53:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's southern Cross River state has enacted a law that prescribes three months in jail, or a fine of 100,000 naira (US$650) for anyone who discriminates against People Living With AIDS (PLWAs) in the state. Full text...

  • Ghana recommits to war against HIV/AIDS
    02 december 2011 08:45:34
    Obuasi, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana has recommitted itself to the war against HIV/AIDS, with Vice President John Dramani Mahama announcing that 150 million Ghana cedis (about US$94 million) would be made available to ensure the reduction of infections from 2011 to 2015. Full text...

  • 'Only 30% of pregnant women in Burundi screened for HIV in 2010'
    01 december 2011 19:28:08
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Less than 30 per cent of pregnant women in Burundi were screened for HIV/AIDS and guided on how to prevent mother to child transmission (PMTCT) last year, PANA learnt here Thursday from medical sources.Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: WFP highlights importance of nutrition
    01 december 2011 18:31:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday marked the World AIDS Day by stressing on the importance of providing food and nutrition support to people living with HIV and their families. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for more political will, investments to end HIV/AIDS epidemic
    01 december 2011 18:22:05
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for more political will, investments and determination to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which enters its fourth decade. Full text...

  • UN report says investment in anti-HIV/AIDS services paying off
    01 december 2011 18:06:57
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN report on Thursday said the growing access to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention services have resulted in a 15 per cent decline in new infections over the past decade and a 22 per cent drop in AIDS-related deaths in the past five years.Full text...

  • 5,124 Mauritians live with HIV, says Health Minister
    01 december 2011 17:52:21
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - About 5,124 people live with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Mauritius as at October this year, the Mauritian Minister of Health, Lormus Bundhoo, indicated Thursday in Port Louis, the capital.Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: South Africa unveils new HIV plan
    01 december 2011 12:20:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Thursday launched the new national strategic plan to fight HIV at a World AIDS Day event in Port Elizabeth. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Sub-Saharan Africa records biggest increase in providing ART access
    01 december 2011 09:32:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Sub-Saharan Africa recorded the biggest overall annual increase--30%--in the number of people accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2010, according to a new report released to coincide with the 2011 World AIDS Day being observed globally 1 Dec. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Unparalleled global progress reported in HIV response
    01 december 2011 09:23:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A new report on the 'Global HIV/AIDS Response' has shown an unparalleled global progress in both preventing and treating HIV, and emphasizes the benefits of sustaining investment in HIV/AIDS over the longer term. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: 'US committed to leadership role in fighting AIDS'
    30 november 2011 08:23:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Despite challenging economic times, the US affirmed Wednesday it remains committed to a leadership role in the global AIDS response. Full text...

  • Nigeria moves to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission
    29 november 2011 09:21:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria is to introduce compulsory testing for expectant mothers in an effort to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission, according to the head of the country's National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (NACA), Prof. John Idoko. Full text...

  • UN report says global efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS yielding results
    21 november 2011 17:23:33
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN report released Monday said that global efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS were showing optimistic results "but transformative efforts are needed to accelerate progress". Full text...

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