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  • Zambian parenthood association refocuses on HIV/AIDS
    15 december 2001 16:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) has shifted focus from Family Planning to youth sexuality and reproductive health, PPAZ secretary general Alice Lungu said. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS wreaks havoc on Zambian teachers
    15 december 2001 16:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian authorities have expressed concern at the death from HIV/AIDS of 93 teachers in the Copperbelt region alone, in the last two years. Full text...

  • Nigeria's HIV/AIDS vaccine plan for 2002
    15 december 2001 12:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's efforts to produce its own HIV/AIDS vaccine would formally take off in 2002, when a vaccine plan would be launched, according to a top official of the National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA). Full text...

  • ICASA calls for switch from prevention to treatment
    14 december 2001 23:13:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 12th International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa (ICASA) ended Thursday evening in Ouagadougou with a recommendation to switch from prevention to treatment in efforts to control the pandemic. Full text...

  • Alternate technique presented at AIDS conference in Burkina Faso
    14 december 2001 22:15:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- An alternate technique for the counting of CD4-lymphocytes in the human body, developed by the Muraz Centre of Bobo Dioulasso in western Burkina Faso, in collaboration with the France's National AIDS Research Agency (ANRS), was presented to the public Thursday. Full text...

  • South African govt loses anti-AIDS drug court case
    14 december 2001 13:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A high court in Pretoria on Friday ordered the South African government to start supplying anti-AIDS drugs to pregnant mothers living with HIV, which leads to the incurable AIDS. Full text...

  • Kenyan HIV/AIDS task force given more time
    13 december 2001 19:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Attorney General Amos Wako Thursday extended for a further six months, the mandate of a task force recently appointed to look into legal issues relating to HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • Montagnier calls for greater AIDS awareness in Africa
    13 december 2001 14:23:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- African countries most affected by AIDS need to be aware of the significance of the incurable disease, the chairman of the Global Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, Prof. Full text...

  • Traditional medicine found to cure AIDS symptoms
    13 december 2001 11:39:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A scientific research institute in Zimbabwe said Thursday it had found that a variety of local traditional herbal medicines cured AIDS symptoms, particularly mental disorders. Full text...

  • Burkinabe pharmacists forgo profits on AIDS drug sale
    13 december 2001 10:29:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Pharmacists in Burkina Faso have agreed to forgo profits emerging from the sale of antiretrovirals drugs in the country. Full text...

  • Initiative to broaden access to antiretrovirals in Africa
    12 december 2001 12:03:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- "Accélérer l'Accès", a joint initiative by the World health organization (WHO), the World Bank and five pharmaceutical companies, is improving access to health care for AIDS patients in Africa. Full text...

  • WHO recommends the validation of traditional medicine
    11 december 2001 22:59:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday recommended in Ouagadougou the validation of "the efficiency, the harmlessness and the quality" of traditional medicine and remedies which offer an alternative for the management of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections. Full text...

  • Traditional medicine can cure HIV infections -- Doctor
    11 december 2001 22:28:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Eric Gbodossou, a Senegal-based medical doctor, who also practices herbal medicine, says traditional medicine can cure several opportunistic infections associated with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Doctor Says AIDS Management In Niger Is Ineffective
    11 december 2001 14:18:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- AIDS patients in Niger will have to wait for some time before they gain access to triple therapy, National AIDS Control Programme director Kari Moukaila has said. Full text...

  • Burkina rights body urges curative approach to HIV/AIDS
    11 december 2001 08:52:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso' Human and People's Rights Movement has urged African governments to opt for a curative approach in their fight against AIDS. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS forum honours Burkinabe President
    10 december 2001 23:38:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The African Union against Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sunday in Ouagadougou awarded an honorary distinction on the fight against HIV/AIDS to President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou forum urges youth to take up HIV/AIDS challenge
    10 december 2001 22:02:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Speakers at the African Youth forum against HIV/AIDS holding in Ouagadougou Saturday challenged the continent's youth to come up with new strategies against the pandemic by the time the conference ends on 13 December. Full text...

  • Uncertainty over Nigeria's AIDS drugs administration
    10 december 2001 17:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The start of an ambitious health care project aimed at providing access to anti-retroviral drugs for AIDS sufferers in Nigeria was mired in uncertainty Monday. Full text...

  • UNAIDS director calls for new commitment against AIDS
    10 december 2001 16:22:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The head of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, Dr Peter Piot, has said the commitments made at international conferences this year must be met if the epidemic is to be effectively pushed back in Africa and other seriously affected areas. Full text...

  • Compaore declares AIDS as a developmental crisis
    10 december 2001 14:41:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso has declared AIDS as a major development crisis in African countries, where it is decimating the most economically active sections of the population. Full text...

  • Benin schools get anti-AIDS Committee
    09 december 2001 19:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin government has set up a Committee for the prevention of HIV/AIDS in the country's schools and Universities. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso among countries hit hardest by HIV/AIDS
    08 december 2001 15:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- About half a million people in Burkina Faso, close to 10 percent of adults, are infected with HIV/AIDS, according to Burkina Faso Human Development Report 2001, prepared with support of the UN Development Programme. Full text...

  • Chissano warns Mozambicans of threat posed by AIDS
    07 december 2001 17:05:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique is facing a challenge which, "if not overcome, will compromise the country's social and economic development efforts", President Joaquim Chissano warned on Friday. Full text...

  • South African freighters boost anti-AIDS campaign
    07 december 2001 15:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Road Freight Association (RFA) is injecting three million rand (about 280,000 US dollars) into the country's fight against AIDS, in conjunction with Department of Health. Full text...

  • Rise in HIV infection along Tanzania-Zambia highway, says study
    07 december 2001 13:48:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian health experts have reported a drastic increase of HIV cases in urban centres situated along the 1,000-km Tanzania-Zambia highway. Full text...

  • Mozambique Labour Ministry Staff Discuss AIDS
    06 december 2001 21:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi on Thursday stressed the importance of involving the country's working class in the struggle against AIDS. Full text...

  • Migrants in France intensify AIDS awareness inititives
    05 december 2001 19:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- "Migrants Against AIDS", "AIDS Info Service" (immigrants' radio), "AIDS Info Immigrants", says a broadcast on Paris-based FM 106. Full text...

  • UNICEF to lay more emphasis on HIV/AIDS in its programmes
    05 december 2001 16:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan office of UNICEF Wednesday said that it would lay more emphasis on HIV/AIDS in its programmes for the next two and half years, in a major policy shift that will see 60 percent of the UN body's resources devoted to the scourge. Full text...

  • Six out of 10 Malawian patients are HIV positive, says report
    05 december 2001 13:24:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A World Bank report says that six out of every 10 patients admitted to Malawi's hospitals are HIV positive, a situation that is over-burdening the country's health ministry. Full text...

  • US firms deny Kenya access to generic anti-retrovirals
    05 december 2001 08:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A cartel of American firms are against the manufacture or import of cheap generic anti-retrovirals (ARVs) by Kenyan pharmaceutical companies, a parliamentarian claimed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal gets second AIDS screening centre
    04 december 2001 20:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal has been equipped with a second anonymous and voluntary HIV/AIDS screening centre based in Kaolack, the third most populated city. Full text...

  • Women in Botswana learn how to use anti-retrovirals
    04 december 2001 19:52:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- In a bid to protect unborn babies against infection with HIV, a non-governmental organisation in Botswana Tuesday started teaching HIV-positive women about proper use of anti-retrovirals. Full text...

  • 12th African AIDS Conference opens Sunday in Ouagadougou
    04 december 2001 10:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 12th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Africa (ICASA), opens in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Sunday, to examine new approaches in the fight against the diseases. Full text...

  • Film star warns of imminent AIDS explosion in Madagascar
    03 december 2001 20:47:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy film director, Solo Randrasana warns in his latest production, Liza, against trivialising AIDS in the country where "explosive relaxation of sexual behaviours" exists. Full text...

  • Botswana President Mogae wins anti-AIDS award
    03 december 2001 20:46:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana President Festus Mogae has been awarded the Harvard AIDS Institute's 2001 AIDS leadership award in recognition of his contribution in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Harvard Project supports Nigeria's anti-AIDS campaign
    03 december 2001 19:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's efforts to stem its rising HIV/AIDS cases have received a boost with a five-year project by the US Harvard School of Public Health. Full text...

  • Liberian high court wants law to protect AIDS patients
    03 december 2001 19:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Chief justice Gloria Scott of the supreme court of Liberia is calling for a national debate on the legal framework to protect those infected with HIV/AIDS, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • Kenyan teenagers crowned as local beauties
    03 december 2001 09:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Beautiful Rose Atieno, 18, is an orphan whose parents succumbed to the dreaded HIV/AIDS some years ago. Full text...

  • Second AIDS outbreak feared in Reunion after initial success
    03 december 2001 09:17:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion is probably one of the few African regions where the AIDS epidemic, first reported on the island in 1987, was quickly brought under control. Full text...

  • Kenyan hospital managing scourge with antiretrovirals
    03 december 2001 09:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sharp reductions in prices of antiretrovirals (ARVs) announced by two leading pharmaceutical companies, and frenzied efforts by a Nairobi hospital to provide affordable treatment to HIV/AIDS patients, is revolutionising the management of the pandemic in Kenya. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso AIDS patients looking for alternatives
    03 december 2001 08:50:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- With 620,000 AIDS patients in 1997, representing an HIV prevalence rate of 7,71 percent, Burkina Faso is the third most affected country in West Africa, behind Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. Full text...

  • Musicians pull crowd with AIDS Day theme
    03 december 2001 08:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some 10,000 people thronged Nairobi's Nyayo Stadium to listen and dance to music laden with strong anti-AIDS messages marking World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • Chissano now favours campaign for condom use
    02 december 2001 20:01:00
    Quelimane- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has urged citizens to break their taboos by speaking about AIDS "simply and very clearly". Full text...

  • World AIDS Day commemorated in South Africa
    02 december 2001 19:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa, the country with the highest recorded AIDS cases in the world, observed World AIDS Day with dozens of rallies, marches and speeches throughout the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe marks AIDS Day amid increase in infection
    02 december 2001 18:28:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A recent press report that six Zimbabwean cabinet ministers had AIDS, though unconfirmed, has re-focused the attention of the public on the disease as the southern African nation joined other countries Saturday in marking World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • Curbing AIDS becoming elusive in Tanzania
    02 december 2001 16:44:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Almost two decades after it was first reported in Tanzania, AIDS has become the biggest threat to the country's development after malaria. Full text...

  • Kufuor wants community initiatives to curb HIV/AIDS
    02 december 2001 15:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's president, John Agyekum Kufuor on Saturday urged district assemblies to assist traditional leaders to develop community based initiatives to help curb the spread of the HIV/AIDS that is gradually wiping away the population. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS awareness spiral in Liberia in 2001
    02 december 2001 14:34:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Clad in T-shirts with messages inscribed on them and carrying banners about the danger of HIV/AIDS, hundreds of Liberians paraded the streets of Monrovia to mark World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • First batch of anti-AIDS drugs arrives in Liberia
    02 december 2001 13:58:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- On the heels of the observance of World AIDS Day, a pharmaceutical company here has announced the arrival on the Liberian market of the first commercial consignment of anti-HIV/AIDS drugs. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS cases increasing in Libya
    02 december 2001 12:32:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rise in Libya, according to official statistics released on World AIDS Day. Full text...

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