AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • 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...

  • US university to introduce low-cost AIDS test to Africa
    12 march 2007 12:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Researchers from the Purdue University in Indiana, USA, are expected to arrive in Nigeria Monday to introduce a new, lost-cost technology designed to do widespread AIDS testing in Africa, according to a statement posted to the university's website. Full text...

  • Ethiopia secures $30 million IDA grant to tackle HIV/AIDS
    09 march 2007 08:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has secured a US$30 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) for a project aimed at increasing access to HIV/AIDS preventative services for most groups at risk of contracting the disease, the World Bank announced Friday. Full text...

  • Global Fund programmes save 1.5 million lives
    07 march 2007 15:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, said its programmes had saved the lives of more than 1. Full text...

  • Concern over high HIV prevalence in Maputo
    03 march 2007 18:07:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Some 12,709 or one-third of the 38,303 people who visited the Counselling and Voluntary Testing Centres in the Mozambican capital Maputo, last year were HIV-positive, national news agency, AIM, reported here Saturday. Full text...

  • MSF study shows good results for second-line AIDS drugs in poor areas
    03 march 2007 11:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New data released by the international medical aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the 14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Los Angeles, US, this week demonstrates good clinical outcomes for second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-poor settings. Full text...

  • Global Fund welcomes US$186 million Japan's new contribution
    02 march 2007 23:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Friday welcomed Japan's announcement of a new contribution of US$186 million. Full text...

  • Court sets new trial date for foreign medics in Libya
    26 february 2007 10:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The first instance tribunal of Aïn Zara (South of Tripoli) has set 11 March to try the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of knowingly inoculating over 400 Libyan children with the AIDS virus at a local hospital. Full text...

  • Global Fund welcomes US record contribution
    21 february 2007 14:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has welcomed the announcement by the US government to contribute US$724 million to the Fund's 2007 programmes. Full text...

  • Cleric urges accurate information to fight AIDS in Africa
    19 february 2007 12:06:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa requires strategic and accurate public communication to arrest further HIV/AIDS devastation, a representative of civil society organizations told an African Union (AU) meeting here Monday. Full text...

  • SA men meet to combat violence, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS
    16 february 2007 17:15:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Men, representing all nine provinces in South Africa and from a cross section of the society, are meeting next week in Durban to draw up strategies to combat violence, substance abuse and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Jammeh continues with controversial HIV/AIDS treatment
    15 february 2007 09:27:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) – President Yahya Jammeh of -Gambia has registered a second batch of 27 HIV/AIDS patients to undergo his controversial traditional herbal treatment of the pandemic, according to Tamsir Mbowe, Gambia's secretary (minister) of health. Full text...

  • Libyan paper seeks suspension of Bulgaria from EU
    12 february 2007 12:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Daily "Al-Chams" has asked the European Union (EU) to avoid involvement in the case between Bulgaria and Libya concerning the contamination of Libyan children with the AIDS virus. Full text...

  • Global Fund gets new Executive Director
    08 february 2007 20:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Board of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has chosen Michel Kazatchkine, a physician and global health expert, as the new Executive Director of the Fund. Full text...

  • More on Jammeh's controversial HIV/AIDS cure claim
    06 february 2007 21:03:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) – Results of lab tests on th-e first batch of HIV/AIDS patients who recently received President Yahya Jammeh's controversial traditional treatment have been released indicating "the absence of HIV viral plasma and or (the plasma existing) in very weak quantities," health officials in Gambia disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ugandan women enrol for anti HIV gel trials
    05 february 2007 13:42:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A total of 234 Ugandan women have enrolled for trials of a new gel designed to help women protect themselves from HIV/AIDS infection, according to officials Monday. Full text...

  • US donates $55,000 equipment on AIDS to Nigerian army
    01 february 2007 09:05:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has received equipment worth US$55,000 from the US Ministry of Defence for the coordination of HIV/AIDS response within its ranks. Full text...

  • OIC wants solidarity with HIV/AIDS-infected Libyan children
    30 january 2007 13:01:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has called on the international community and humanitarian and judicial institutions to sympathize with the Libyan children infected with the HIV/AIDS virus by medical practitioners during a vaccination exercise. Full text...

  • 4,000 HIV-positive Cameroonian children to get health care
    26 january 2007 20:00:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian minister of health Urbain Olenguena Awono and Clinton-UNITAID Foundation regional representative, Vessen Jonathan, here Friday signed an agreement to provide free medical care to some 4,000 children living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • European, African MPs meet in Kinshasa to discuss AIDS, poverty
    13 december 2006 22:53:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Parliamentarians from Africa and Europe under the auspices of the Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa (AEPA) began their four-day workshop here Wednesday on the fight against poverty and HIV/Aids. Full text...

  • HIV prevalence rates slightly down in Niger
    08 december 2006 12:29:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's HIV prevalence rate dropped slightly from 0. Full text...

  • Magic Johnson partners drug firm in anti-AIDS campaign
    02 december 2006 15:55:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Former US Basketball star Magic Johnson, who announced 15 years ago he had AIDS, is embarking on an ambitious campaign to reduce HIV/AIDS prevalence among African-Americans. Full text...

  • Annan urges world leaders to deliver promises on HIV/AIDS
    02 december 2006 14:47:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Outgoing UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on world leaders to redeem their promises on the control of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • UN agencies pledge support to DR Congo on HIV/AIDS control
    01 december 2006 22:49:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UN agencies and the World Bank have pledged support to the Congolese government in HIV/AIDS control, especially through free antiretroviral treatment, according to Pierre Sombre, head of the UN system in the country. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS: Kabbah says Sierra Leonean youth hardest hit
    01 december 2006 22:07:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) – Sierra Leonean Pre-sident Ahmad Tejan Kabbah said here Friday that HIV/AIDS was "disproportionately affecting" young people in the country. Full text...

  • Global Fund, US President's programmes assisting 1.2m PLWHAs
    01 december 2006 17:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), announced Friday that they were supporting life-extending antiretroviral treatment for a combined 1. Full text...

  • UN official commends Nigeria on HIV/AIDS treatment
    01 december 2006 15:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Alberic Kacou, has expressed delight at the increased access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) by People Living HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in the country. Full text...

  • SA students in a 2,000-kilometre walk to raise funds for AIDS orphans
    01 december 2006 12:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A team of five Rotary International- sponsored students are participating in a 2,010-kilometre hike from Johannesburg to Cape Town, South Africa, to highlight the plight of AIDS orphans. Full text...

  • Obasanjo takes HIV/AIDS test
    01 december 2006 10:20:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo was voluntarily tested Friday for the virus that causes AIDS, in furtherance of his administration's campaign against the pandemic. Full text...

  • SA University to research on imaging of children with HIV, TB
    01 december 2006 10:09:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The University of Stellenbosch in South Africa is to start a groundbreaking research into the imaging of children under 13 years of age with HIV and TB, it was disclosed Friday. Full text...

  • Mozambique loses 620 police personnel to HIV/AIDS
    30 november 2006 19:35:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Some 620 Mozambican police personnel died from HIV/AIDS in 2005, Interior Minister Jose Pacheco disclosed here Thursday. Full text...

  • US philanthropist says ARVs is no substitute in HIV/AIDS fight
    29 november 2006 11:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African should limit over-reliance on the life-prolonging anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs and instead step up efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, a former top-ranking US diplomat, Richard Holbrooke, said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Brazil concludes study on ARV factory for Mozambique
    28 november 2006 19:36:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Brazilian government has concluded studies on building of a pharmaceutical plant in Mozambique to manufacture generic anti-retroviral drugs. Full text...

  • WHO props Ivorian agency ahead of World AIDS Day
    27 november 2006 23:13:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ahead of the 19th World AIDS Day (1 December), the World Health Organisation (WHO) office in Abidjan has donated some equipment, including computers and other materials valued at 80 million CFA francs to the Ivorian AIDS control agency. Full text...

  • Cameroon gets two HIV/AIDS care centres
    27 november 2006 18:43:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) – Local NGO, Interdiscipli-nary Centre for Human Development and Rights, CIPAD, has set up two information, monitoring and care centres on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Cameroon, with the support of the Canadian Cooperation AIDS Fund. Full text...

  • Inside Malawi' first hospice for child AIDS treatment
    27 november 2006 15:16:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- Although the HIV/AIDS pandemic does not discriminate between adults and children, but due to resources constraints most sub-Saharan African nations - the epicentre of the pandemic - do not have anti-retroviral treatment programme for children. Full text...

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