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  • HIV/AIDS prevalence rate declines in DRC
    01 december 2013 18:25:52
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declined from 1.4 per cent in 2006 to 1.1 per cent in 2013, according to the country's anti-AIDS body PNMLS. Full text...

  • Behavioral change is the cornerstone of HIV prevention - Mauritian Minister
    01 december 2013 16:05:06
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo said the majority of premature adult deaths are linked to behavior that begins in adolescence such as smoking, sniffing, alcohol intake and risky sexual behavior. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence rate stabilises in Rwanda
    01 december 2013 15:04:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Biomedical Centre of Rwanda announced Sunday that the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in the country has been stabilised over the past three years at 3.1 per cent among the whole population. Full text...

  • IPPF wants renewed commitment to AIDS free world
    29 november 2013 10:49:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of the World AIDS day celebration on 1 December, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has called for a renewed global commitment to an AIDS-free world with no one left behind, according to a statement from the London-based organisation, made available to PANA here on Friday. Full text...

  • AIDS.lMinisters of Health and Finance on domestic financing for health
    08 november 2013 21:07:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and the African Development Bank (AfDB) will convene a high-level political meeting on increased domestic funding for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Addis Ababa next week.Full text...

  • Zambia gets US$156m grant from Global Fund for ARV
    17 october 2013 11:11:00
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have signed a US$156 million grant agreement aimed at ensuring a secure supply of antiretroviral (ARV) medicine to all those receiving HIV treatment. Full text...

  • South Sudan to strengthen national response to HIV/AIDS – UNAIDS
    02 october 2013 18:56:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Deputy Executive Director of Programmes, Dr. Luiz Loures, on Wednesday welcomed South Sudan’s renewed commitment in fighting the rate of new infections in the world’s youngest nation. Full text...

  • Over 10,000 people suffering from HIV/AIDS in Mauritius
    30 september 2013 12:54:24
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Health Ministry said here Monday that a total of 5,682 cases of HIV/AIDS has been recorded in the island from 1987 till the end of August 2013, of which 1,203 were females. Full text...

  • Report shows progress in global AIDS epidemic
    24 september 2013 07:55:57
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report from the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has shown a dramatic acceleration towards reaching the 2015 global targets on HIV, a UN statement said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • ECCAS validates provisions of action plan in fight against AIDS
    03 september 2013 15:34:18
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Ministers from member countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) have validated certain parts of the larger plan of action in their fight against HIV/AIDS, according to an official statement here.Full text...

  • Human rights group denounces short supply of ARV in Congo
    28 august 2013 18:24:13
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Thomas Sankara pan-African human rights association (APST), on Wednesday denounced the short supply of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in Congo, describing the situation as dramatic for the country’s AIDS sufferers. Full text...

  • AIDS-related deaths fall by 40% in Eastern, Southern Africa
    30 july 2013 12:49:21
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - AIDS-related deaths in Eastern and Southern Africa are continuing to decline as access to antiretroviral therapy increases across the region, a report released Tuesday by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa shows. Full text...

  • Africa to commit to zero AIDS death in post-MDG era
    12 july 2013 13:22:28
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe has assured that Africa, which has the largest number of people living with AIDS, will, in the post-MDG era, commit to achieving zero deaths related to HIV/AIDS by ensuring better treatment and prevention. Full text...

  • WHO issues new HIV treatment guidelines
    02 july 2013 07:50:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended an earlier offering of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for people living with HIV, saying it will enable them to live longer, healthier lives, and substantially reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others. Full text...

  • UN, Lancet journal to hold meeting on AIDS response in Malawi
    20 june 2013 07:46:43
    New York, US (PANA) - Heads of State, policymakers, scientists, advocates and private sector leaders will gather on 28-29 June in Lilongwe, Malawi, to explore how the AIDS response can be used to shape the future of global health, a UN statement said here Thursday. Full text...

  • 'Over 40% of HIV+ Nigerians don't know their status
    05 june 2013 12:44:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Over 40% of Nigerians who are carrying the virus that causes AIDS do not know their status, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Prof. John Idoko, has said. Full text...

  • South African epidemiologist heads panel of expert scientists on HIV research
    04 june 2013 15:48:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Michel Sidibe, the Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), has appointed South African scientist, Salim Abdool Karim, to chair a panel set up to provide advice on how new research and innovations can help tackle the epidemic. Full text...

  • Strong leadership lightens AIDS, TB, Malaria burden - AU
    26 may 2013 14:35:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As a result of strong continental and national leadership, Africa has achieved significant gains in reducing the burden of AIDS, TB and Malaria as well as the social impact of the three diseases, the African Union (AU) Commission said in a report issued here Sunday. Full text...

  • Global Fund to provide US$62m in financial aid to Burundi (Correcting the source of funding in earlier story)
    13 may 2013 13:53:15
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi is to receive financial aid to the tune of US$62 million from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Executive Director of the UNAIDS, Mr. Michel Sidibé, has announced. Full text...

  • Rotarians hold ''Family Health Day'' in 3 African countries
    09 may 2013 15:53:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Over 200,000 people are expected to receive free medical care on Friday (10May) as Rotary International marks its ''Family Health Day'' in three African countries. Full text...

  • UNAIDS pledges US$62 million financial aid to Burundi
    08 may 2013 21:17:42
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The executive director of the UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, on Wednesday pledged US$62 million to help Burundi speed up the implementation of the national mother-child HIV/AIDS transmission programme for the next three years.Full text...

  • UNAIDS Chief visits Burundi
    07 may 2013 18:03:52
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Executive Director of the United Nations Agency for HIV/AIDS, Michel Sidibi, has begun a three-day working visit to Burundi, so says a communiqué from the UN Office in Burundi.Full text...

  • US gives Burundi US$ 15.7 million to fight HIV/AIDS
    01 march 2013 22:19:16
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The US will give Burundi additional US$ 3.5 million this year to enable the African country continue its fight against HIV/AIDS and mother-to-child transmission of the disease, diplomatic sources said in Bujumbura, the Burundi capital. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea leader donates US$30,000 to HIV/AIDS activist
    29 january 2013 09:20:21
    New York, US (PANA) - Equatorial Guinea President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has donated US$30,000 to a New York-based South African AIDS activist and transatlantic rower, Victor Mooney, according to a statement issued in New York on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's regulatory body probes AIDS cure claim
    11 january 2013 09:38:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's regulatory National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has begun a probe into the claim by a university professor to have discovered a herbal drug capable of curing AIDS. Full text...

  • Nigerian university disowns AIDS cure claim
    10 january 2013 07:34:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The University of Benin in Nigeria's Mid-west Edo State has disowned the claim by one of its professors to have develop a herbal drug that could possible cure AIDS, setting the stage for another controversy over an AIDS cure claim in the country. Full text...

  • 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...

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