AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • 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...

  • Mauritian parliament set to pass bill on AIDS, chikungunya
    25 november 2006 12:05:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian parli-ament is set to pass on Tuesday two bills on AIDS and the fight against chikungunya, the institution secretariat told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Mozambican firms ignorant of HIV/AIDS law - MP
    23 november 2006 21:16:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Many companies in Mozambique are unaware of the provisions of the law passed by the parliament in 2002 protecting HIV-positive workers against discrimination, an MP said here Thursday. Full text...

  • SA health body grills doctor for indicating AIDS as cause of death
    23 november 2006 20:37:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) – The Health Pro-fessionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Thursday began disciplinary hearing in Bloemfontein against a medical doctor who entered AIDS on a death certificate. Full text...

  • 27,000 on ARVs in Cameroon
    22 november 2006 12:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – The number HIV/AIDS patient-s on antiretrovirals (ARVs) increased from 600 in 2000 to 27,000 last September in Cameroon, the World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in Yaounde, Hélène Mambu-ma-Disu said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Global Fund's qualified welcome to AIDS update, urges more resources
    21 november 2006 18:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has welcomed the new UNAIDS/WHO "2006 AIDS Epidemic Update," which indicates that HIV prevalence has declined significantly in a number of African countries, while increased access to antiretroviral AIDS treatment has led to millions of additional years of healthy life. Full text...

  • Africa's HIV/AIDS laboratories staff need motivation
    07 november 2006 14:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Lack of motivation for technical staff and the shortage of diagnostic equipment are among critical constraints crippling anti-AIDS programmes in sub-Saharan Africa, according to participants of a regional World Health Organisation (WHO) meeting underway here. Full text...

  • Communication impacts behaviour on AIDS/HIV in South Africa
    07 november 2006 12:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The combined efforts of many AIDS communication campaigns in South Africa showed positive impacts on HIV prevention behaviours, increased positive attitudes towards people living with HIV and AIDS, and increased community involvement in response to the epidemic, according to a fresh survey released here. Full text...

  • Mali plans first AIDS Control Show in December
    06 november 2006 11:26:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The executive secretariat of the Malian National AIDS Control High Council (HCNLS) and its partners plan to stage the first AIDS control Show titled "Espace Info Sida 2006" (EIS-2006) at the Bamako Exhibitions Park 1-2 December, a reliable source told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • AIDS Vaccine Programme seeks partners for Media Centre in Africa
    05 november 2006 15:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African AIDS Vaccine Programme (AAVP) has invited applications from African institutions for an AAVP Collaborative Centre for Communication and Media. Full text...

  • Global Fund grant portfolio exceeds US$6 billion
    03 november 2006 22:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Friday approved a sixth round of 85 new grants totalling US$847 million to fight the three diseases, which kill some six million people yearly worldwide especially in Africa. Full text...

  • Francophone MPs nudged to up HIV/AIDS fight
    03 november 2006 10:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) – The speaker of -Burkina Faso's parliament, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, has called for sharing of knowledge and experience among Francophone parliamentarians in the fight against the deadly HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • Most TB patients in southern Africa are HIV-positive
    02 november 2006 23:10:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – An official of the World He-alth Organisation (WHO), Kevin De Cock, declared Thursday in Paris that 60 to 80% of patients affected by tuberculosis in Southern Africa are also HIV- positive. Full text...

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