AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • Libya takes anti-AIDS campaign to pupils
    18 december 2005 18:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- As part of a national AIDS control Week (17-22 December), the Libyan Centre for the prevention and control of transmitted diseases, Sunday staged several sensitisation events targeting school children in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Nigeria to spend N8.5bn to control HIV/AIDS in military
    18 december 2005 15:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 8. Full text...

  • IAVI calls for better prevention technologies against HIV
    17 december 2005 11:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Better technologies are badly needed to prevent the unabated spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the incurable pandemic, AIDS, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) said in its end of year message obtained here. Full text...

  • Ivorian electricity bills carry anti-AIDS message
    16 december 2005 21:05:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- "For a Côte d'Ivoire without AIDS, I undergo my screening test, and you?". Full text...

  • Kenya finds help in HIV/AIDS testing techniques
    16 december 2005 20:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Many Kenyan healthcare workers and medical laboratory staff are expected to receive training in modern diagnostic techniques in HIV/AIDS thanks to a $320,000 collaborative training initiative with a US firm. Full text...

  • DR Congo to host international AIDS Exhibition
    15 december 2005 15:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo is to host an international exhibition on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in the second half of next year, the national news agency, ACP reported Thursday, quoting officials from the National AIDS Multi-sectoral Programme, PNMLS. Full text...

  • UNAIDS hails Morocco's efforts to tame HIV/AIDS
    13 december 2005 23:15:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) executive director Peter Piot has commended Morocco's strides in controlling the pandemic through the coordination of efforts among the different stakeholders and sectors in the country. Full text...

  • Mozambican police undergo AIDS awareness program
    13 december 2005 20:56:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Interior Ministry and the American NGO Population Services International (PSI) on Tuesday formalised a cooperation agreement to fight the spread of AIDS within the police force. Full text...

  • UNICEF launches campaign against HIV/AIDS among kids
    09 december 2005 22:48:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) representative in Benin, Philippe Duamelle, has launched in Cotonou a campaign to fight HIV/AIDS among the country's children. Full text...

  • Co-discoverer of HIV debunks AIDS cure claims
    08 december 2005 17:05:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The American scientist who co-discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS, Prof. Full text...

  • WHO encourages public health approach in HIV treatment
    06 december 2005 18:40:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The director of the World Health Organisation's HIV/AIDS department on Tuesday highlighted the importance of public health approach in promoting long-term sustainability and equity in HIV treatment access programmes in resource scarce settings. Full text...

  • HIV prevalence in pregnancy drops in more African countries
    06 december 2005 15:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- While Africa remains the region most affected by HIV/AIDS, there is encouraging news that more countries are observing a decline in HIV prevalence among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics (ANC), according to Teguest Guerma, Associate Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) HIV/AIDS Department. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean NGO leads people's war against HIV/AIDS
    06 december 2005 10:00:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Hundreds of curious folks are streaming to the Zimbabwean anti-AIDS NGO, the Humana People to People, booth at the 14th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Abuja, Nigeria, which entered its third day Tuesday. Full text...

  • World Bank pledges to mainstream HIV/AIDS issues
    05 december 2005 10:46:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The World Bank has pledged to continue mainstreaming HIV/AIDS issues into key areas such as education, transport, infrastructure, gender, youth, legal and the private sector. Full text...

  • UN hopeful Somalia can avert HIV/AIDS catastrophe
    05 december 2005 08:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somalia still has an opportunity to be one of the few sub-Saharan African countries to avert an HIV/AIDS epidemic of major proportions, three United Nations agencies said here Monday. Full text...

  • Official says ICASA 2005 will be more than science of HIV/AIDS
    04 december 2005 17:40:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Femi Soyinka, President of the 14th International Conference on HIV/AIDS and Sexually-Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) 2005, said the conference which opened in the Nigerian capital, Abuja Sunday would be more than the science of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Guebuza nudges concerted effort to curb HIV/AIDS spread
    02 december 2005 19:59:00
    Manhica- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican president Armando Guebuza has said while scientists have yet to find a cure for AIDS, concerted action that begins with behavioural change was crucial in stopping the spread of the pandemic. Full text...

  • Nouakchott gets AIDS screening centre
    02 december 2005 19:50:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian Health and Social Affairs minister Saadna Ould Behaida has commissioned an AIDS screening centre in Nouakchott that will also provide treatment to AIDS patients. Full text...

  • Females bear brunt of HIV/AIDS, says UN rights experts
    02 december 2005 17:12:00
    Colombo- Sri Lanka (PANA) -- Women and girls are bearing the brunt of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, according to a UN rights expert here Friday. Full text...

  • Zambian children plead for ARVs
    02 december 2005 16:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian children living with HIV/AIDS Friday gathered at the Civic Centre in Lusaka for discussions with Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister George Chulumanda on issues affecting them, including the accessibility of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to them. Full text...

  • AIDS "doctor" Gallo due in Nigeria
    02 december 2005 11:40:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Robert Charles Gallo, American world famous physician/scientist who, two decades ago, co-discovered HIV, the virus that causes the incurable disease AIDS, is due in Nigeria next week, according to his organisation. Full text...

  • Solidarity for HIV-infected Libyan children
    02 december 2005 10:36:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- To mark the World AIDS Day Thursday, members of several Libyan civil society organisations staged a sit-in at the Tripoli International airport to express their support for Libyan children infected with HIV, the virus that causes the incurable disease. Full text...

  • Kufuor unhappy with Ghana's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
    01 december 2005 21:11:00
    Bolgatanga- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian president John Kufuor on Thursday said the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the West African country was "still too high and unacceptable," even though it had dropped from 3. Full text...

  • Cameroonians with HIV/AIDS protest in Yaounde
    01 december 2005 16:06:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonians living with HIV/AIDS Thursday staged a demonstration in Yaounde to denounce what they termed as government neglect of their plight and pressed for free access to care and treatment against the incurable infection. Full text...

  • Africa's response to AIDS needs stronger push
    01 december 2005 15:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African families whose lives have been shattered by the unabating HIV/AIDS epidemic, the struggle to rebuild their existence from scratch has not been easy across the continent. Full text...

  • UN seeks timely prevention of HIV/AIDS in Somalia
    01 december 2005 13:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somalia still has an opportunity to be one of the few countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to avert an HIV/AIDS epidemic of major proportions, a UN survey released ahead of the World Aids Day on Thursday showed. Full text...

  • Obasanjo leads nation in HIV/AIDS march
    01 december 2005 13:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Reaffirming his commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Thursday led his nation in a march highlighting the activities of the World AIDS Day in the country. Full text...

  • US Foundation supports HIV patients in South Africa
    01 december 2005 12:06:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a leading US-based AIDS organisation announced Thursday it had entered into partnership with a South African NGO, LifeLine to provide social support services, including counselling and mentorship at a clinic run by AHF in Durban. Full text...

  • WHO pats Lesotho on HIV testing initiative
    01 december 2005 12:03:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Lesotho's plan to launch the world's first initiative to have all citizens of a country tested for HIV, the virus that causes the incurable disease AIDS, saying this will increase access to treatment and prevention. Full text...

  • South African health minister under fire for HIV upsurge
    01 december 2005 11:38:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- An opposition leader charged here Thursday that mismanagement by the minister of health was to blame for the infection of more than 5 million South Africans with the incurable HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Increased services can halve HIV transmission to unborn
    30 november 2005 21:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The number of children who become HIV positive annually could be more than halved if pregnant women living with HIV received comprehensive services, including anti- retroviral (ARV) drugs, the UNICEF said Wednesday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence rate drops 3% in Benin
    30 november 2005 16:55:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's national HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has dipped from 5 percent in 2001 to 2 percent in 2004, the permanent secretary of the National AIDS Commission, Pr Hospice Sèclonde, announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Africa's missing link in combating HIV/AIDS
    30 november 2005 00:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Greater involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS in the fight against the pandemic can reverse Africa's grim story and strengthen support structures to eliminate abuse of basic human rights of the sufferers. Full text...

  • Rwanda gets US$14m new Global Fund grant
    28 november 2005 21:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Rwanda and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, on Monday in Kigali signed a grant agreement worth 14. Full text...

  • Cameroon targets youths in AIDS control campaign
    28 november 2005 18:51:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Officials involved in education and health in Cameroon on Monday launched a national AIDS control campaign dubbed "Lesson of life against AIDS" ahead of the observance of World AIDS Control Day on 1 December. Full text...

  • Ten million kids to join giant HIV/AIDS lesson
    28 november 2005 14:01:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Over ten million children from 60 countries will join a giant simultaneous lesson on HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day which falls on 1 December, the Global Movement for Children (GMC) confirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Employers in Kenya bar HIV/AIDS testing of workers
    27 november 2005 14:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Major employers in Kenya have put in place guidelines that bar HIV/AIDS testing before the hiring and promotion of their employees. Full text...

  • Agency forecasts 9,000 AIDS deaths in Benin
    25 november 2005 19:35:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin National AIDS Control agency, PNLS, projected Friday that some 9,100 deaths would be recorded from the disease this year in the country. Full text...

  • Everyday 24 kids die, 40 are infected due to HIV/AIDS in Uganda
    25 november 2005 19:26:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- One Ugandan child dies and 40 of them are infected daily due to HIV/AIDS in the country, a senior UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) official said here Friday. Full text...

  • "Dramatic" rise in AIDS cases in Morocco
    23 november 2005 23:12:00
    Rabat- Morocco(PANA) -- The chairman the Pan African AIDS Control Organisation (OPALS), Nadia Bezad, said Wednesday in Rabat that the disease had "dramatically" increased in Morocco in the past months. Full text...

  • Italy, UNAIDS, WFP stress 'good nutrition' in HIV/AIDS fight
    22 november 2005 15:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Italian government, UNAIDS and the World Food Program have underlined the crucial role of prevention and good nutrition in the fight against AIDS, particularly in Africa. Full text...

  • Senegalese anti-AIDS campaigner for stronger prevention measures
    21 november 2005 17:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Strong prevention methods against the virus that causes AIDS, access to treatment and caring for those living with the incurable disease could go a long way in combating the pandemic in Africa, according to a leading Senegalese anti-AIDS campaigner, Dr Ibra Ndoye. Full text...

  • UNAIDS commends Kenya, Zimbabwe in anti-HIV battle
    21 november 2005 15:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The reduction of previously high HIV prevalence in Kenya, Zimbabwe and certain Caribbean countries should encourage sub- Saharan countries to bolster their HIV-prevention methods, a senior UNAIDS official said here Monday. Full text...

  • AIDS killing hundreds of Mozambican policemen
    18 november 2005 17:31:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Between 500 and 600 Mozambican policemen die annually from the disease Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), the general commander of the police, Miguel dos Santos, has said. Full text...

  • Verdict on Libyan children's case postponed
    16 november 2005 10:56:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Dozens of parents of HIV victims threw stones Tuesday at Libyan security forces outside the Supreme Court in Tripoli protesting the latest postponement to 31 January 2006 of the court's decision in the case of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to death for the HIV contamination of 400 children in Benghazi in 1998. Full text...

  • Ghana gets $20m in IDA credit to fight HIV/AIDS
    16 november 2005 08:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ghana has secured a 20-million US dollar International Development Association (IDA) credit for mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on the health and socio-economic systems in the West African country. Full text...

  • North Africa, Middle East had new 92,000 HIV patients in 2004
    14 november 2005 11:08:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Some 92,000 people contracted HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2004, according to the UNAIDS in a report on the development of the epidemic in the region. Full text...

  • Dutch NGO props ARV programme in DR Congo
    11 november 2005 20:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Catholic Organisation for Development and Aid (CORDAID), a Dutch international NGO, is to provide antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to 3,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in DR Congo, an official of the NGO said here Friday. Full text...

  • Global Fund lifts suspension on Uganda grants
    10 november 2005 18:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, has lifted the suspensions on all its five grants to Uganda, following the signing of an Aide Memoire setting out actions for restructured management of the grants, the Fund said in a release Thursday. Full text...

  • Mozambique projects 600,000 AIDS orphans by 2010
    10 november 2005 15:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Minister of Women's Affairs and Social Welfare, Virgilia Matabele, has warned that the number of children in the country who have lost one or both parents to AIDS will rise to 600,000 by 2010 if the current trend is not reversed. Full text...

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