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  • Libya-Bulgaria talks on AIDS infected kids postponed
    17 january 2006 22:35:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Negotiations between Libya and Bulgaria on the creation of a fund to compensate families of Libyan children infested with AIDS virus by Bulgaria nurses and a Palestinian doctor, have been postponed till 21 January, EU sources said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • US first lady Bush visits AIDS patients in Ghana
    17 january 2006 14:44:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- American first lady Laura Bush on Tuesday visited the Fevers Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where HIV/AIDS patients are admitted for treatment. Full text...

  • UNESCO, Global Business Coalition on AIDS enter partnership
    17 january 2006 08:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS have signed an agreement on partnership in the fight against the deadly HIV/AIDS scourge. Full text...

  • NGO doubts Kenyan govt estimated HIV/AIDS prevalence
    16 january 2006 17:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A charitable organisation based here has disputed official HIV/AIDS prevalence figures released by Kenyan authorities, saying the number of people infected was still rising contrary to the low figures reported by the government at the end of 2005. Full text...

  • Nigeria to spend 10% of debt relief on HIV/AIDS
    16 january 2006 14:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has directed that 10 percent of the country's US$18 billion debt relief be used in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the country, according to Babatunde Osotimehin, chairman of the National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA). Full text...

  • Kenya moves against HIV/AIDS in education sector
    14 january 2006 15:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan ministry of education says it has begun an HIV/AIDS investment programme to protect the education sector against negative impact of the pandemic, maximise the sector's interventions to prevent further infection and mitigate against the most damaging effect of the disease. Full text...

  • Kinshasa to host HIV/AIDS international exhibition
    10 january 2006 21:41:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Kinshasa, the DR Congo capital is to host an international exhibition on HIV/AIDS awareness later this year, the country's "Stop AIDS" ambassador, Didier Kabeya Shikika, announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • DR Congo sets up HIV/AIDS assessment commission
    10 january 2006 10:33:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congolese Health Minister Emile Bongeli has officially set up a commission of experts to monitor the detailed assessment of the HIV/AIDS fight in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria begins free ARV treatment
    09 january 2006 22:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has started free distribution of anti-retroviral drugs to persons infected with HIV/AIDS in accordance with a directive which President Olusegun Obasanjo issued late last year to that effect. Full text...

  • DRC to host world HIV/AIDS conference
    06 january 2006 23:04:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- An world conference on HIV/AIDS and poverty will be held in late 2006 in N'Sele near Kinshasa, officials said here Friday. Full text...

  • People shun HIV screening in Niger despite free ARVs
    04 january 2006 09:13:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A total of 645 persons were under antiretroviral treatment in Niger by 31 December 2005, though the treatment is administered to patients free of charge, the head of the Intersectoral Coordination Unit for STIs-HIV/AIDS control said in Niamey. Full text...

  • Mauritania hosts observatory for HIV-infected persons
    02 january 2006 12:58:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Inter-African Human Rights Union officially launched in Nouakchott last weekend its observatory on the situation of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) for the North African region. Full text...

  • Nigeriens shun HIV tests despite free anti-retrovirals
    30 december 2005 22:43:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Very few Nigeriens are going for the HIV/AIDS test although the country offers free antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and 645 patients are already benefiting from the life-prolonging drugs, official sources told PANA in Niamey Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya assists AIDS orphans
    28 december 2005 11:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has set aside about 650,000 US dollars to assist families in providing care and support for HIV/AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children in the country, an official said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN body aids Kenya's HIV/AIDS orphans
    27 december 2005 13:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Tuesday launched an orphans and vulnerable children training initiative in the Kenyan Lake Victoria district of Bondo in order to equip the youngsters with necessary life skills, an official from the food agency said. Full text...

  • Prelate urges Mauritians to care for AIDS victims
    26 december 2005 20:46:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Roman Catholic archbishop of Port Louis, Monsignor Maurice Piat, has called on Mauritians to uphold their responsibilities in supporting people burdened by HIV/AIDS, "a human suffering which is spreading before our eyes". Full text...

  • Libyan official urges general mobilisation against HIV/AIDS
    25 december 2005 10:54:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The general coordinator of the Libyan popular and social command, Sayed Gheddaf Addam, has called for greater sensitisation of the population on ways to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS pandemic in the country. Full text...

  • Support fund for HIV/AIDS-infected Libyan children created
    24 december 2005 20:01:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Representatives from the European Union (EU), Bulgaria, the United States and Libya's Kadhafi International Foundation of Charity Associations have approved the creation of a fund aimed at supporting the families of Libyan children infected with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Southern Cote d'Ivoire records higher HIV/AIDS prevalence
    20 december 2005 08:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS pandemic is more rampant in the government controlled southern Cote d'Ivoire than in the north, which has been under rebel control since September 2002, according to a sentinel study conducted by Ivorian health authorities among pregnant women. Full text...

  • UNDP forges HIV/AIDS capacity-building link in Southern Africa
    19 december 2005 19:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- When he got a chance to address a roundtable at the recent International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Abuja, Nigeria, Malawi's former vice- president Justin Malewezi lambasted unnamed rich countries for depleting health workers in his South African nation. Full text...

  • UNDP cadre hints sero-status knowledge could stem HIV in Africa
    19 december 2005 14:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An anti-AIDS campaigner with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Elhaj Amadou Sy, has expressed fears that Africa's high HIV prevalence would continue to rise as long as those who live with the lethal virus are ignorant of their sero-status. Full text...

  • Libyans, Bulgarians discuss HIV infected Libyan children
    19 december 2005 12:53:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The association for the assistance of Libyan children contaminated by the AIDS virus and the Bulgarian association for the improvement of bilateral relations with Libya and Bulgaria held their second meeting here Sunday under the auspices of the Kadhafi International Foundation for Charitable Associations and the European Commission. Full text...

  • 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...

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