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  • Adverts for anti-AIDS drugs banned in Benin
    16 october 2007 13:21:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The High Communication and Broadcasting Authority (HAAC), Benin's media regulatory body, has banned all advertisements of anti-AIDS drugs and their reagents, according to an order it made Monday in Cotonou, the capital of Benin. Full text...

  • Benin bans advertisements on anti-AIDS medicines
    15 october 2007 21:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's media regulatory body, the High Communication and Broadcasting Authority (HAAC), has banned all advertisements of anti-AIDS products and reagents saying it is doing so as a protective measure, according to a a statement released in Cotonou on Monday. Full text...

  • 'Maniema has highest HIV/AIDS infection in DRC'
    05 october 2007 11:40:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The remote, war-ravaged province of Maniema in DR Congo has the highest HIV/AIDS infection rate of 29% in the country, according to the country's Ministry of Human Rights. Full text...

  • Tanzania gets 1 million AIDS quick test kits
    18 september 2007 16:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Pharmaceutical Group Abbott will provide one million AIDS quick test kits to Tanzania to reinforce the access to screening, treatment and the management of people infected contaminated with HIV, according to a release sent to PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Africa's declining HIV/AIDS prevalence 'dangerous'
    16 september 2007 09:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Researchers have expressed fears that the reduction in HIV/AIDS incidences in Africa could be an indication that more people are succumbing to the disease, rather than as a result of effective campaigns to help reduce new infections. Full text...

  • Nigeria set to host HIV/AIDS tri-country confab
    09 september 2007 19:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least 200 research scientists and experts on HIV/AIDS will meet in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja 11-15 Sept. Full text...

  • WHO unveils strategy to curb AIDS/TB
    29 august 2007 09:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (Congo) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday in Brazzaville, Congo, unveiled a strategy to control tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Africa, an official source disclosed here. Full text...

  • Mauritian health minister acts against HIV/AIDS
    10 august 2007 21:47:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius health ministry presented at Friday's cabinet meeting here the 2007/2011 national strategic plan aimed at preventing new cases of infection by the HIV virus, and providing comprehensive and continued treatment to affected people. Full text...

  • Burundi seeks funds to fight AIDS
    10 august 2007 14:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi seeks US$144 million to fund its 2008-2012 national programme to fight HIV/AIDS, the executive secretary of the National AIDS Control Council, Dr Françoise Ndayishimiye, said here Friday. Full text...

  • Libya publishes agreement with EU over release of medics
    25 july 2007 20:51:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Tripoli has published the text of the agreement signed on Monday between the European Union and Libya a few hours before the release of the Bulgaria medics who were condemned for inoculating the AIDS virus to many Libyan children at the Benghazi paediatric Hospital. Full text...

  • 'EU has fully compensated Libyan AIDS virus victims'
    25 july 2007 10:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan Minister for External Relations and International Co-operation, Abderrahman Chalgham, said the European Union (EU) had paid full compensation to the families of the Libyan children infected with the AIDS virus. Full text...

  • Nouadhibou inaugurates first HIV/AIDS screening centre
    22 july 2007 14:53:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) – Nouadhibou, the co-mmercial capital of Mauritania, Saturday inaugurated its first HIV/AIDS screening centre, according to the pro-government news agency, AMI. Full text...

  • Kenya gets US$80 million WB support for HIV/AIDS programme
    27 june 2007 11:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The World Bank Wednesday announced a credit of US$80 million for Kenya to expand the country's coverage of targeted HIV and AIDS interventions as well as mitigate the impact of the disease. Full text...

  • UNAIDS issues guidelines on HIV patient confidentiality
    25 june 2007 18:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Joint UN programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has released new guidelines to ensure that patient confidentiality is not compromised in the process of collecting and storing information on HIV. Full text...

  • Jammeh discharges 13 HIV/AIDS "treated" patients
    20 june 2007 16:31:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said Wednesday he had discharged 13 HIV/AIDS patients that received "successful traditional treatment" from him. Full text...

  • Empowered communities, condoms slow AIDS pandemic in Africa
    14 june 2007 12:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Mobilisation of empowered grassroots communities, along with delivery of condoms and life-saving treatments, are beginning to slow the pace of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, says a new World Bank report launched Thursday. Full text...

  • International conference on AIDS for Kigali Thursday
    12 june 2007 21:08:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- At least 5,000 experts in the fight against AIDS from some 100 countries will participate in an international conference Thursday in Kigali concerning ongoing researches in the fight and management of the pandemic. Full text...

  • EU diplomats pursue plight of prisoners in Libyan AIDS case
    11 june 2007 20:52:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European commissioner in charge of foreign relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeir, who have been on a working visit to Libya since Sunday, have met with the families of the AIDS-infected children and the five Bulgarian nurses and Palestinian doctor. Full text...

  • Global Fund welcomes G8 recommitment
    09 june 2007 13:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has welcomed the latest "endorsement by the G8 leaders of US$6 billion to US$8 billion per year for the Global Fund, a three-fold increase from the current level," as "a strong agreement that makes it possible to defeat" the pandemics. Full text...

  • G8 leaders pledge $60 billion to fight AIDS in Africa
    08 june 2007 13:56:00
    Heiligendamm- Germany (PANA) -- Leaders of the group of eight (G8) industrialised countries Friday announced a pledge of $60 billion naira to fight AIDS and other killer diseases in Africa, according to a document issued at the end of the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany. Full text...

  • Global Fund saves 1.8 million from AIDS, TB, Malaria
    04 june 2007 20:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has saved 1. Full text...

  • EU gives Global Fund additional 100 million euros
    02 june 2007 11:11:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has donated an additional 100 million euros to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, EU Commission chair, José Manuel Barroso said Friday. Full text...

  • Bush seeks $30 billion to fight AIDS in Africa
    31 may 2007 18:29:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- President George Bush has asked the U. Full text...

  • Mauritius has 438 HIV-positive inmates
    28 may 2007 10:49:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius has 438 HIV-positive inmates, 39 of them already full blown AIDS patients, an official told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya roots for sustained ARVs in HIV/AIDS fight
    25 may 2007 19:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Director of Medical Services, Dr. Full text...

  • Global Fund boosts AIDS treatment, malaria nets delivery
    23 may 2007 22:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said more than one million people living with HIV had been reached with life-saving antiretroviral treatment provided through AIDS programmes it supports, doubling last year's results. Full text...

  • Kenya moves to stem HIV/Aids infection rate
    23 may 2007 19:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Vice President Moody Awori Wednesday said the country has come up with various intervention measures meant to bring down the HIV/Aids prevalence rate in the country to below 5. Full text...

  • Zambian appointed UN envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa
    22 may 2007 12:30:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday appointed a Zambian policymaker and activist as his new special envoy for AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • UN raises priority bar for HIV/AIDS
    22 may 2007 11:56:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has emphasised that "HIV/AIDS will remain a system-wide priority for the United Nations". Full text...

  • New report says impact of HIV/AIDS unlikely to wane soon
    21 may 2007 13:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- International NGO, ActionAid predicted here Monday in a statement that Africa was unlikely to meet its target of providing anti-retroviral drugs to over 40 million HIV/AIDS patients on the continent by 2010. Full text...

  • Global Fund welcomes AIDS drug price reduction by Clinton Foundation
    08 may 2007 21:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, has welcomed the Clinton Foundation/UNITAID announcement Tuesday to lower prices for HIV/AIDS medications. Full text...

  • 50,000 Mozambicans on anti-HIV treatment
    03 may 2007 15:42:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- More than 50,000 HIV-positive Mozambicans are receiving the life-prolonging anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment, according to Health Minister, Ivo Garrido. Full text...

  • Govt establishes HIV/AIDS testing center in Luanda
    01 may 2007 17:47:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan government on Monday opened a counselling and testing center in a suburb of Luanda for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • 45% of Mali's AIDS patients get ARVs
    30 april 2007 12:17:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Some 10,500 AIDS patients out of 26,000, or 45 percent, in Mali were put on anti-retroviral (ARVs) treatment between 2003 and late 2006, thus placing the country among the African countries ahead in the care of people living with HIV/AIDS, an assessment report by the High National AIDS Control Council (HCNLS), whose copy was availed to PANA over the weekend, says. Full text...

  • Global Fund targets US$8 billion per year
    27 april 2007 21:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will need to at least triple in size by 2010 - reaching a spending target of US$6 billion per year - to meet projected demand, the Fund's Board agreed Friday. Full text...

  • Global Fund gets new Chair, deputy
    26 april 2007 22:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Thursday elected India-born American citizen, Rajat Gupta, as its new Chair. Full text...

  • Rwanda projects to spend US$58m on AIDS control
    26 april 2007 14:37:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Rwandan government will disburse US$58 million to support the national campaign against HIV/AIDS in the next five years, an official source told PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Cost of ARVs down 25% in 2006, says WHO official
    20 april 2007 15:24:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – An official at the World He-alth Organisation (WHO), Thursday in Paris, Yves Souteyrand, has revealed that the cost of anti-retrovirals (ARVs) drugs that are used to treat HIV/AIDS, dropped between 20 to 25 percent in 2006. Full text...

  • WHO warns against "false treatments"
    19 april 2007 19:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – The Director of the HIV/AID-S Department of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Kevin De Cock, Thursday described as "very dangerous" allegations that there is a treatment against AIDS. Full text...

  • Free ARV drugs in Cameroon from 1 May
    19 april 2007 18:23:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) – Anti--retroviral (ARV) treatment will be free of charge in Cameroon beginning 1 May, Public Health minister Urbain Awono announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyan NGO mulls sanitation project to fight HIV/AIDS in slums
    12 april 2007 19:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan organisation has put in place plans for a major slum sanitation improvement project that would also check the rise of opportunistic infections among people living with HIV/AIDS, the executive director of a non-governmental organisation behind the initiative, Oscar Foundation (Kenya), Kamau King'ara, announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • WB props Benin's HIV/AIDS fight with $35m
    12 april 2007 16:43:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The World Bank has loaned Benin US$35 million to finance the second phase of the West African nation's Multi- sectoral HIV/AIDS Project (PMLS-2), the bank's office here said. Full text...

  • Mozambique gets pamphlet on rights of HIV victims
    09 april 2007 17:05:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Maputo office of the World Health Organisation (WHO), in collaboration with the National AIDS Council (CNCS), on Monday launched a pamphlet on the human rights of HIV- positive people. Full text...

  • 4th international conference on HIV/AIDS for Nairobi
    07 april 2007 16:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will this month host the fourth International Conference on the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, officials disclosed here Saturday. Full text...

  • 4% of AIDS-infected persons in DRC receive ARVs
    04 april 2007 20:34:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Only 4% of HIV/AIDS infected persons have access to antiretroviral treatment in the DR Senegal, according to UNAIDS document that reached PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Egyptian scholars support AIDS-infected Libyan children
    24 march 2007 11:49:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Many Egyptian lawyers, writers, politicians and journalists have strongly condemned the "heinous crime" against Libyan children inoculated with the AIDS virus by Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor at the paediatric hospital in Benghazi. Full text...

  • US-funded HIV/AIDS community care project starts in Nigeria
    21 march 2007 18:41:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A US$12. Full text...

  • UNAIDS, WHO challenge Gambia on AIDS cure
    18 march 2007 14:42:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have challenged Gambia to produce "evidence-based responses" to its claim of a cure for HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Arab ministers denounce AIDS contamination of Libyan children
    16 march 2007 10:58:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Council of Arab Youth and Sports ministers has condemned the inoculation of the AIDS virus into Libyan children in the paediatric hospital of Benghazi where they had gone for care, a Libyan official source said on Thursday. Full text...

  • SA eyes 100% mother-to-child HIV prevention in 2007
    12 march 2007 16:17:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa plans to provide prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) service in all government-run clinics by December 2007, acting Health Minister Jeff Radebe disclosed Monday. Full text...

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