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  • '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...

  • Motlanthe attends UN AIDS meeting
    08 june 2011 13:05:09
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe arrived in New York Tuesday night to attend the United Nations High-Level meeting on HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • UN Security Council calls for more global action against AIDS
    07 june 2011 20:18:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday underlined the Full text...

  • UPU issues new stamps to mark 30 years of AIDS epidemic
    07 june 2011 15:02:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Universal Postal Union (UPU) Tuesday said about 20 postal services around the world are issuing stamps and other products as part of a UN initiative to highlight 30 years of battle against the AIDS epidemic. Full text...

  • UN report says global AIDS response showing results
    03 june 2011 19:48:44
    New York, US (PANA) - A new UN report released Friday said the global response to AIDS had achieved significant results since the first case was reported 30 years ago, with a record number of people having access to treatment and rates of new HIV infections falling by nearly 25 per cent. Full text...

  • 6.6m people receiving ART - WHO
    03 june 2011 12:39:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An estimated 6.6 million people in low- and middle-income countries were receiving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/AIDS at the end of 2010, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • 35 world leaders to attend HIV/AIDS meeting in New York
    01 june 2011 14:16:29
    New York, US (PANA) - Not fewer than 35 world leaders and other high-level figures will participate in next week’s UN meeting on combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announced on Wednesday.Full text...

  • UNAIDS wants respect for rights of HIV/AIDS victims in Africa
    23 may 2011 13:50:23
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Director of UNAIDS regional office for West and Central Africa, Ms. Meskerem Grunitzky-Bekele, said here Monday that the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) should be a priority in the fight against all forms of discrimination and stigmatization. Full text...

  • New study raises hope for Gambia's HIV/AIDS victims
    20 may 2011 17:11:30
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A new study has raised hopes in Gambia that patients who start anti-retroviral therapy (ART) early respond better to treatment and are less likely to develop AIDS-related illnesses. Full text...

  • Angolan province records 136 HIV/AIDS cases in 4 months
    13 may 2011 16:26:32
    Mbanza Kongo, Angola (PANA) - No fewer than 136 cases of HIV/AIDS, which has claimed eight lives, were recorded in the first quarter of this year in northern Zaire province, said the local health Full text...

  • UNAIDS, WHO laud anti-HIV trial results
    13 may 2011 15:49:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday lauded the results of an international study that shows that if an HIV-positive person immediately follows an appropriate treatment of anti-retroviral drugs, the risk of transmitting the virus to an uninfected sexual partner is nearly entirely eliminated. Full text...

  • 'Int'l donors on HIV/AIDS are abandoning Angola'
    13 may 2011 15:24:01
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The chairperson of HIV/AIDS Network in Angola (ANASO), António Coelho, on Friday raised the alarm that donors working with the Angolan government are abandoning the country, PANA reported, quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Italian foundation invests US$ 150,000 in Angolan district's AIDS projects
    11 may 2011 15:37:00
    Lubango, Angola (PANA) - An Italian foundation, Marco Di Martino, in the last three years, has invested US$ 150,000 for HIV/AIDS awareness campaign projects in the southern Huíla Province, Angola, the institution’s coordinator in Angola, Aldo Di Clemente, disclosed here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Group urges Gambian journalists to help HIV/AIDS victims fight stigma
    02 may 2011 20:44:00
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The President of Gambia Network of AIDS Support Society (GAMNASS), Fatima Gai, has urged the media to join efforts in support of people living with HIV/AIDS against stigma and discrimination. Full text...

  • Kigali hosts pan-African Youth Forum against AIDS
    26 april 2011 17:20:13
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A week-long forum for members of the Pan-African Youth Organisation Against HIV/AIDS (PAYA) was held in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, under the theme "Let us unite and fight together against AIDS", PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mali elected to US Global Health Initiative
    22 april 2011 14:05:34
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali has been elected to the US programme of Global Health Initiative, according to a communique issued Friday after a meeting Thursday between Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré and the director general of Global Health Initiative, Ms. Lois Quam, an envoy of the US President, Barack Obama. Full text...

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