AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • AIDS-infected Libyan children get treatment in Europe
    26 october 2006 21:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Libyan children with AIDS -are getting treated in several European cities within "a purely humanitarian framework", the spokesperson of the French foreign ministry, Jean-Baptiste Mattei, revealed here Thursday. Full text...

  • New death among HIV-contaminated Libyan children
    25 october 2006 22:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A nine-year-old girl who was among children allegedly contaminated by foreign health workers with the AIDS virus at the paediatric hospital of Benghazi, 1,050 km east of here, has died, the Libyan Association for assistance to the affected children announced. Full text...

  • African experts consult on HIV vaccine production
    25 october 2006 10:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A two-day AIDS experts meeting opened here Wednesday with an African Union (AU) official stressing that Africa, more than any other continent, was in urgent need of an HIV vaccine to protect populations and attain its development goals. Full text...

  • UN Youth Summit to fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria
    21 october 2006 15:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) – The UN Youth Summit 29--31 October in New York, is to give a fresh push to the global fight against HIV/AIDS and malaria, and spur the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the UN said in a statement. Full text...

  • ECOWAS workshop urges concerted action against HIV/AIDS
    21 october 2006 14:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A four-day workshop on "developing a strategic plan of action on gender and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the ECOWAS region" has ended in Abuja, with the adoption of recommendations to stem the rising tide of the disease in the region, an ECOWAS statement said. Full text...

  • US envoy urges intensification of anti-AIDS fight in Africa
    18 october 2006 21:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Visiting US Global AIDS Coordinator, Mark Dybul, here Wednesday, called for increased awareness and intensification of the fight against the incurable disease in Africa. Full text...

  • US Global AIDS coordinator due in Zambia
    17 october 2006 15:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The United States Government-funded projects on the fight against HIV/AIDS in Zambia come under close scrutiny early Wednesday when Mark Dybul, the newly appointed US Global AIDS coordinator starts an inspection tour of the Southern African nation. Full text...

  • UNDP grants DR Congo US$14 million for AIDS control
    16 october 2006 23:46:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has granted DR Congo about US$14. Full text...

  • Rights group condemns use of AIDS in armed conflicts
    14 october 2006 15:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Chairman Sidiki Kaba of the- Human Rights Leagues Federation (FIDH) Saturday expressed deep concern about AIDS being used as "a military weapon" in armed conflicts in Africa. Full text...

  • ADB props Benin health sector
    30 september 2006 16:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) has pledged more than 20 billion CFA franc support for two programmes on HIV/AIDS control and development of health system in Benin, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Rwanda intensifies anti-AIDS campaign
    30 september 2006 12:59:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission, CNLS, Friday launched a campaign to mobilise and empower the population against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • US props Kenya's fight against HIV/AIDS
    27 september 2006 15:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United States government will disburse some 2. Full text...

  • Mauritian religious leaders for training on HIV/AIDS
    24 september 2006 12:40:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Council of religions in Mauritius is to train leaders of all religious groups concerning how to better fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in the island. Full text...

  • Sao Tome seeks int'l help to fight HIV/AIDS
    11 september 2006 21:13:00
    Sao Tome- Sao Tome and Principe (PANA) -- President Fradique de Menezes has launched an appeal for international cooperation and assistance to help Sao Tome and Principe fight HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • African First Ladies against AIDS meet in Sirte
    09 september 2006 15:37:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The steering committee of the Organisation of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA), began a meeting here Friday on the strengthening of the fight against the spread of the pandemic. Full text...

  • Benin Telethon nets 400 million CFA francs
    09 september 2006 14:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The 2006 edition of Benin television fund-raiser Telethon, organised between 7 July and 31 August, to boost the national fight against AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, realised about 400 million CFA francs, the organisers said here Friday. Full text...

  • HIV infection rate drops in Zimbabwe
    07 september 2006 14:51:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- HIV prevalence rate in Zimbabwe has dropped two percentage points to 18. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS case: Libyan court adjourns trial of Bulgarian nurses
    05 september 2006 21:59:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Benghazi Criminal Court sitting in Tripoli Tuesday adjourned to 12 September the trial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting 400 Libyan children with the HIV/AIDS virus. Full text...

  • Cameroon to reduce ARVs costs by 66% in December
    05 september 2006 11:14:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Beginning December this year, the price of antiretrovirals (ARVs) will fall in Cameroon from CFA 3,000 francs to CFA 1,000 francs per person and per month, according to Urbain Olanguéna Awono, minister of Public Health. Full text...

  • Adult AIDS prevalence rate now 4% in DR Congo
    31 august 2006 15:53:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The 2005 report by DR Congo's National AIDS Programme put the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate among adults in the country at 4%. Full text...

  • CAR to pass law on rights of HIV/AIDS patients
    29 august 2006 19:43:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- MPs in Central African Republic (CAR) have begun debating a bill governing the rights and obligations of people living with HIV/AIDS, a parliamentary source said in Bangui Tuesday. Full text...

  • WHO calls for speedy prevention of HIV in Africa
    29 august 2006 18:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- With nearly two-thirds of the world's HIV-positive population in sub-Saharan Africa, the continent needs urgent action to arrest the progression of the pandemic, Dr Luis Sambo, the World Health Organisation's Regional Director for Africa, said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Malawi physicians warn anti-AIDS drugs raise cancer risk
    29 august 2006 18:06:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's two pathologists Charles Dzamalala and George Liwomba have warned that while anti-retroviral drugs prolong the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS, they also make patients susceptible to cancer. Full text...

  • US Senator seeks more funding to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya
    27 august 2006 15:37:00
    Siaya- Kenya (PANA) -- Visiting US Senator Barrack Obama Sunday petitioned President George Bush to urgently consider increasing funding to Kenya to intensify the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Mauritius prepares anti-HIV/AIDS bill
    24 august 2006 20:23:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian officials are preparing a legislation designed to HIV/AIDS and protect patients in order to slow down the spread of the pandemic that already infected 2,440 people in the island since 1987. Full text...

  • WFP supports HIV/AIDS sufferers, families in Addis Ababa
    23 august 2006 10:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Some 54,000 people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, including their family members, in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, are to receive nutritional assistance from the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the agency announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • WFP wants twinning of ARVs and nutrition
    17 august 2006 16:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Donor countries have poured billions of dollars into antiretrovirals and other medication to counter the growing impact of AIDS in Africa, Asia and Latin America with barely a thought to nutrition. Full text...

  • Activists vandalise SA exhibit at AIDS confab
    17 august 2006 14:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A group of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists has vandalised the South African exhibition at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto, which displayed vegetables, anti-retroviral drugs and condoms. Full text...

  • Ivorians sensitised on HIV-positive breastfeeding mothers
    16 august 2006 15:04:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Mothers who are HIV positive may breastfeed their babies until they are six months old, according to Dr Kouakou Virginie of the National Infant Health Programme in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Ghana to support herbalists on HIV/AIDS treatment
    10 august 2006 23:00:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – The Ghana health Ministry sa-id it had instituted an accelerated research programme to support herbal medicine practitioners who have been helping people living with HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • Bill Gates Foundation props Global Fund with US$500m
    09 august 2006 18:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Wednesday announced it had received a contribution of US$500 million over five years from the Bill Full text...

  • Trial of Bulgarian nurses postponed to 29 August in Libya
    08 august 2006 22:31:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Benghazi Magistrate's Court Tuesday adjourned to 29 August, the trial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting 400 Libyan children with the AIDS virus. Full text...

  • UN supports anti-AIDS religious group in Mauritius
    06 august 2006 12:59:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Religius Council has received US$52,000 grant from the UN to support its anti-HIV/AIDS drive, a member of the religious group said here at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian agency probes "unethical" HIV research
    03 august 2006 13:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced a probe into the activities of an unidentified researcher for allegedly using unsuspecting women to test the efficacy of lemon to prevent HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Public, private sectors join Eastern Cape AIDS fight
    03 august 2006 12:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Key public and private sector stakeholders in the Eastern Cape have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to unite and strengthen provincial efforts against HIV and AIDS. Full text...

  • Guinean NGO spotlights HIV prevalence among sex workers
    03 august 2006 11:56:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A survey involving 421 sex workers conducted 2005 in Conakry has revealed that 166 of them are HIV positive, the NGO 'Fraternité Médicale Guinée' disclosed. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence drops in Guinea
    01 august 2006 22:28:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinea is among countries with low HIV/AIDS prevalence, with an average rate of 1. Full text...

  • Anonymous voluntary HIV/AIDS test for Congolese security
    24 july 2006 20:47:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese health authorities Monday launched the first anonymous voluntary HIV/AIDS screening campaign for security personnel in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • UN envoy decries denial of HIV treatment to Zambian children
    24 july 2006 18:31:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis, Monday expressed unhappiness at revelations that some HIV-positive children in Zambia were being denied antiretroviral treatment by their parents. Full text...

  • Malawi papers focus AIDS screening, draft budget
    23 july 2006 17:21:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's two prominent weekend newspapers have in their editorials analysed the just-ended national HIV/AIDS campaign to encourage voluntary testing. Full text...

  • Global Fund grants Zimbabwe $60 million to fight AIDS
    23 july 2006 16:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe is due to receive US$60 million from the Global Fund to finance anti-AIDS programmes in the country, Health Minister David Parirenyatwa disclosed here Sunday. Full text...

  • CAR HIV prevalence rate drops
    19 july 2006 11:37:00
    Bangui- CAR (PANA) -- HIV prevalence rate in the Central African Republic (CAR) has dropped from 15% in 2002 to a current 10. Full text...

  • Obasanjo vows fresh assault on HIV/AIDS
    18 july 2006 09:42:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has pledged to form a "new synergy" to battle the HIV challenge, even as the prevalence rate of the scourge continues to decline in Africa's most populous nation. Full text...

  • Italian NGO helps HIV-positive kids in Mozambique
    16 july 2006 19:11:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Italian NGO, the Sant'Egidio Community, has on Saturday inaugurated a centre in Maputo for children infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, as part of its programme known as DREAM (Drug Resource Enhancement against AIDS and Malnutrition). Full text...

  • Mozambican schools urged to honour commitment to AIDS fight
    07 july 2006 21:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Luisa Diogo Friday urged institutions of higher education that have signed a memorandum of understanding under which the National AIDS Council (CNCS) will finance their anti-AIDS programmes, to honour their pledge through speedy and efficient actions. Full text...

  • UN envoy warns about "grave AIDS crisis" in Mozambique
    07 july 2006 20:18:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS pandemic has put Mozambique "in a grave crisis," and unless it is treated as an emergency, "there will be a terrible price to pay," Stephen Lewis, Special Representative of UN Secretary General on AIDS, warned here Friday. Full text...

  • UN official worried by spread of HIV/AIDS in Mozambique
    06 july 2006 22:45:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A visiting UN official has described as "worrying" the AIDS pandemic in Mozambique. Full text...

  • Death awaits HIV/AIDS sufferers who defile young ones
    03 july 2006 15:50:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) – The Ugandan parliament wi-ll soon deliberate on plans to introduce the death penalty for HIV positive people who knowing their status infect minors, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, a member of patliement said here. Full text...

  • Mauritius hosts regional workshop on HIV/AIDS
    28 june 2006 19:08:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – Some 30 social work-ers from Mauritius, Rodriguez and Seychelles, Wednesday in Port-Louis, began a training workshop on the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • SWAA woos media into care and support advocacy for OVC
    22 june 2006 13:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Society for Women and AIDS in Africa, SWAA international, plans a two-day workshop beginning Tuesday in Dakar to focus the need for greater media involvement in care and support advocacy for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Africa. Full text...

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