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  • UNAIDS executive director seeks production of ARVs in Africa
    07 june 2012 10:53:04
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé Wednesday called for the production of anti-retroviral drugs in Africa to make the life-saving medicines against AIDS accessible to patients and boost the medicines manufacturing sector on the continent. Full text...

  • UN launches initiative to help end new HIV infections among children
    08 may 2012 17:55:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), on Tuesday launched a campaign to help bring attention to the goal of ending new HIV infections Full text...

  • High-level meeting on AIDS underlines strategic innovations to halt infections
    20 april 2012 14:36:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – HIV experts, business leaders, aid agencies and ambassadors of 22 priority countries -- home to 90 percent of new HIV infections among children -- on Friday agreed in Washington, DC, that the surest way to halt the spread of the deadly virus from mother to child was through strategic innovations. Full text...

  • UNAIDS tasks nations on new guidelines for couples' HIV tests
    20 april 2012 08:19:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Mr. Michel Sidibe, has called on all countries to implement new guidelines that encourage couples to go together for HIV testing to ascertain their status. Full text...

  • HIV prevalence rate rises in Burundi schools
    09 april 2012 19:45:05
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The prevalence rate of the HIV infection in Burundi schools has grown at an alarming rate, according to a recent survey conducted by UNESCO. Full text...

  • NEPAD, UNAIDS sign MoU on HIV/AIDS, Health and Development
    30 march 2012 10:12:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have signed an agreement aimed at developing joint efforts to advance sustainable response to HIV/AIDS, health and development issues on the continent. Full text...

  • UN official seeks protection for rights of PLWAs
    21 march 2012 11:56:46
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has stressed the importance of protecting the rights of individuals with HIV/AIDS, as well as of populations who are more vulnerable to the epidemic. Full text...

  • HIV infections: UNAIDS welcomes new evidence on anti-retroviral therapy
    09 march 2012 15:41:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Friday welcomed new evidence which shows that anti-retroviral therapy could help prevent HIV infections. Full text...

  • UNAIDS wants women to gain access to contraceptives, HIV prevention methods
    17 february 2012 16:40:36
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has reiterated the need to provide women with access to both hormonal contraceptives and condoms to prevent unwanted pregnancies and HIV infection. Full text...

  • WHO says efforts to curb HIV in Africa succeeding
    10 february 2012 21:27:32
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Africa, Dr Gomes Sambo, on Friday said that significant efforts had been made in Africa to curb HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • UNAIDS calls for more funds to achieve AIDS response targets
    25 january 2012 16:11:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Wednesday said that the remarkable progress achieved in the AIDS response must be sustained, but called for innovative sources of funding and continued support for the Global Fund that helps countries achieve their targets in this field. Full text...

  • 'Eastern, Southern Africa scale up AIDS prevention efforts'
    20 january 2012 09:13:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The Director of Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Ms. Sheila Tlou, on Thursday said Eastern and Southern Africa, the region most affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, was making great strides to scale up access to prevention and treatment services. Full text...

  • UNAIDS, South African bank partner on HIV/AIDS awareness
    17 december 2011 09:30:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and South African-based Standard Bank Group have formed a two-year partnership to raise public awareness on the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS: Nigerian state enacts anti-stigmatisation law
    07 december 2011 10:53:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's southern Cross River state has enacted a law that prescribes three months in jail, or a fine of 100,000 naira (US$650) for anyone who discriminates against People Living With AIDS (PLWAs) in the state. Full text...

  • Ghana recommits to war against HIV/AIDS
    02 december 2011 08:45:34
    Obuasi, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana has recommitted itself to the war against HIV/AIDS, with Vice President John Dramani Mahama announcing that 150 million Ghana cedis (about US$94 million) would be made available to ensure the reduction of infections from 2011 to 2015. Full text...

  • 'Only 30% of pregnant women in Burundi screened for HIV in 2010'
    01 december 2011 19:28:08
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Less than 30 per cent of pregnant women in Burundi were screened for HIV/AIDS and guided on how to prevent mother to child transmission (PMTCT) last year, PANA learnt here Thursday from medical sources.Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: WFP highlights importance of nutrition
    01 december 2011 18:31:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday marked the World AIDS Day by stressing on the importance of providing food and nutrition support to people living with HIV and their families. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for more political will, investments to end HIV/AIDS epidemic
    01 december 2011 18:22:05
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for more political will, investments and determination to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which enters its fourth decade. Full text...

  • UN report says investment in anti-HIV/AIDS services paying off
    01 december 2011 18:06:57
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN report on Thursday said the growing access to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention services have resulted in a 15 per cent decline in new infections over the past decade and a 22 per cent drop in AIDS-related deaths in the past five years.Full text...

  • 5,124 Mauritians live with HIV, says Health Minister
    01 december 2011 17:52:21
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - About 5,124 people live with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Mauritius as at October this year, the Mauritian Minister of Health, Lormus Bundhoo, indicated Thursday in Port Louis, the capital.Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: South Africa unveils new HIV plan
    01 december 2011 12:20:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Thursday launched the new national strategic plan to fight HIV at a World AIDS Day event in Port Elizabeth. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Sub-Saharan Africa records biggest increase in providing ART access
    01 december 2011 09:32:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Sub-Saharan Africa recorded the biggest overall annual increase--30%--in the number of people accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2010, according to a new report released to coincide with the 2011 World AIDS Day being observed globally 1 Dec. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Unparalleled global progress reported in HIV response
    01 december 2011 09:23:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A new report on the 'Global HIV/AIDS Response' has shown an unparalleled global progress in both preventing and treating HIV, and emphasizes the benefits of sustaining investment in HIV/AIDS over the longer term. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: 'US committed to leadership role in fighting AIDS'
    30 november 2011 08:23:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Despite challenging economic times, the US affirmed Wednesday it remains committed to a leadership role in the global AIDS response. Full text...

  • Nigeria moves to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission
    29 november 2011 09:21:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria is to introduce compulsory testing for expectant mothers in an effort to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission, according to the head of the country's National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (NACA), Prof. John Idoko. Full text...

  • UN report says global efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS yielding results
    21 november 2011 17:23:33
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN report released Monday said that global efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS were showing optimistic results "but transformative efforts are needed to accelerate progress". Full text...

  • Ethiopia declares victory over HIV/AIDS ahead of int'l conference
    18 november 2011 15:06:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia's Minister of Health Tewodros Adhanom, said the Horn of African state is achieving remarkable results in fighting HIV/AIDS as it finalizes preparations to host the 16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). Full text...

  • Paris hosts conference on mother-child HIV-AIDS transmission in Africa
    16 november 2011 21:02:17
    Paris, France (PANA) - An international conference on the spread of HIV/AIDS from mother to child in West and Central Africa opened on Monday in Paris. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS: UN tasks young people on strategy through social media
    25 october 2011 17:20:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has urged young people to create and shape the new UN strategy on youth and HIV/AIDS through an online collaborative project launched Tuesday. Full text...

  • Angolan Armed Forces to co-operate with SADC to combat HIV/AIDS
    30 september 2011 16:23:01
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) has declared its willingness to co-operate with the armies of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to efficiently control HIV/AIDS in the region. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS awareness in Angola put at 80%
    08 september 2011 14:36:31
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - At least 79.9 percent of people living in Angola have heard about HIV/AIDS, though only 23 percent know enough about HIV/AIDS prevention, Angola's Press Agency (ANGOP) said Thursday. Full text...

  • UN study reports drop in AIDS response funding in 2010
    16 august 2011 17:05:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), on Tuesday said that funding disbursements from donor governments for the AIDS response in low- and Full text...

  • 'Potable water use decreases diarrhoea in HIV patients'
    09 august 2011 11:53:09
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The use of potable water decreases diarrhoea by 30% in HIV patients, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported Tuesday, quoting a report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • World Bank withdraws from funding fight against HIV/AIDS in Burundi
    05 august 2011 11:44:21
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Funds earmarked for the fight against HIV/AIDS have dramatically decreased following the withdrawal of the World Bank in the campaign in June, PANA learnt from official sources in Bujumbura, the capital. Full text...

  • Global Fund against HIV/AIDS resumes activities in Mauritania
    03 august 2011 18:22:16
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Global Fund for the Fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will resume activities in Mauritania after "a successful negotiation between the government and its partners," according to a statement from the Mauritanian ministry of Health. Full text...

  • HIV: UNAIDS welcomes new data on male circumcision
    21 july 2011 17:43:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), on ThursdayFull text...

  • Zambian President urges Air Force officers to guard against HIV
    15 july 2011 15:25:08
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Rupiah Banda has urged the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) officers to guard against contracting HIV/AIDS, observing that HIV and AIDS had negatively affected the fitness of military personnel, hence the need to maintain a high level of moral discipline.Full text...

  • France welcomes availability of ARVs in developing countries
    13 july 2011 17:19:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - France has welcomed the agreement between the pharmaceutical company, Gilead and the Community patent for drugs, which will allow AIDS patients more access to antiretroviral (ARV) medication in developing countries, spokesman for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Valero, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Youssou Ndour urges Congolese youth against AIDS
    11 july 2011 21:41:48
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The sponsor of the eighth edition of the Pan-African Music Festival (FESPAM), Senegalese musician Youssou Ndour, on Monday urged Congolese youth to be involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • UNAIDS to use Women's World Cup to push HIV/AIDS campaign
    26 june 2011 11:30:24
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is to use the platform created by the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, due to start in Germany Sunday, to push the 'Give AIDS the Red Card' appeal in support of a global plan to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015. Full text...

  • 500,000 Angolans are HIV positive - health official
    23 june 2011 17:19:22
    Luanda, 06/23 (Angop) – Half a million Angolans are living with the HIV virus, the executive secretary of AIDS Network Association (ANASO) in Angola, António Coelho.Full text...

  • Nigeria gets US$225m WB credit to fight HIV/AIDS
    23 june 2011 08:17:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government announced Wednesday it had obtained a World Bank credit of US$225m fight new HIV infections in the country. Full text...

  • Michelle Obama counsels SA youths on ending AIDS epidemic
    22 june 2011 16:54:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - US First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday called on the youth of South Africa to play their part in ending the AIDS epidemic, which has ravaged parts of the country and the continent. Full text...

  • WHO moves to tackle HIV infection, treatment in gay men, transgender people
    21 june 2011 13:07:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on national policy-makers to develop anti-discrimination laws and measures to protect human rights, and to establish more inclusive services for gay men and transgender people based on their right to health Full text...

  • Congo launches Series 9 of Global fund to fight AIDS
    17 june 2011 11:12:04
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The National Council for fight against AIDS (CNLS) in Congo and the French Red Cross Thursday in Brazzaville officially launched activities in series 9 component of the Global Fund’s programme against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Full text...

  • Senegalese doctor recommends new approach to fight against AIDS
    15 june 2011 17:53:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The coordinator of the outpatient treatment centre (ATC) in Senegal, Dr. Ndeye Fatou Ngom Gueye, Wednesday stressed the need to rethink HIV/AIDS care in a holistic sense, asserting the need for a novel conceptual approach based on multi-disciplinarity. Full text...

  • Angola shows low prevalence of HIV, says Health Minister
    10 june 2011 19:26:17
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola is among the countries with low prevalence of HIV/AIDS, with statistics putting spread of the scourge at an average of 2 percent, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported, quoting the country's Minister of Health, Jose Van-Dunem. Full text...

  • World leaders commit to global action against mother-to-child HIV transmission
    10 june 2011 10:26:29
    New York, US (PANA) - World leaders meeting in New York at the 8-10 June 2011 UN High Level meeting on HIV/AIDS have committed to a global action plan that will make significant strides towards eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping HIV infected mothers alive. Full text...

  • Diouf urges African nations to strengthen prevention of HIV/AIDS
    10 june 2011 09:40:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Secretary-General of La Francophonie Abdou Diouf has called on African member states of the organisation to strengthen their control and prevention against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • UN top officials call for global action to end AIDS
    08 june 2011 17:19:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Top UN officials Wednesday called for global action to end AIDS, stressing the need for a broad partnership among governments, the private sector and civil society to combat an epidemic that is still wreaking havoc 30 years after the first case was reported. Full text...

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