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  • Activist denounces use of tea said to cure AIDS in Madagascar
    28 january 2011 11:49:09
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The president of the Network of People living with HIV in the Indian Ocean (Ravanne Plus), Nicolas Ritter, has questioned the effectiveness of JMAR, a type of tea sold in Madagascar and supposedly said to cure AIDS. Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts forum on people living with HIV/AIDS
    25 december 2010 17:56:22
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A forum that brings together people living with HIV/AIDS and their families opened on Saturday in Tripoli on the initiative of the Libyan Association "Al-Tahadi" in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the Libyan Centre against diseases. Full text...

  • More women being infected with HIV in Pointe-Noire
    20 december 2010 22:40:18
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – More women are being infected by the HIV virus in Pointe-Noire, the major economic and industrial centre in southern Congo, according to a survey carried out by the HIV/AIDS Department. Full text...

  • Libya, Spain sign pact to take care of 30 HIV-affected children
    17 december 2010 09:42:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya and Spain Thursday in Tripoli signed a cooperation agreement under which Spain will take care of 30 Libyan children living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • African Youth meet in Congo over measures to halt HIV/AIDS spread
    16 december 2010 14:14:42
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The fourth meeting of the Regional Youth Forum against HIV/AIDS (FREJES) opened Wednesday in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • Germany gives 23m Euros to fight against AIDS in Central Africa
    15 december 2010 11:19:11
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The German government has announced a grant of 23 million Euros to three central African countries to fight HIV/AIDS, under the second phase of the Strategic Plan to fight against HIV/AIDS in Central Africa (PPSAC), the Congolese Ministry of Health and Population announced. Full text...

  • US, South Africa sign partnership framework on HIV/AIDS
    15 december 2010 08:19:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The United States and South Africa Tuesday signed a Partnership Framework that will guide future efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Full text...

  • Libya raises awareness on HIV/AIDS
    03 december 2010 11:08:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya has used the commemoration of the World AIDS Day 2010 to raise awareness about the disease. Full text...

  • 1.2 million people live with HIV in DRC
    02 december 2010 14:05:40
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - About 1.2 million people live with the HIV virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo and only 40,000 or 10 to 15% of them receive anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs, Dr. Dede Watchiba, Coordinator of the country's National Multi-sectoral Programme for the fight against AIDS (PNMLS), said here Wednesday on the occasion of the World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • Over 5,000 HIV/AIDS cases reported in Morocco
    02 december 2010 11:28:41
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - A total of 5,319 HIV/AIDS cases were reported in Morocco at the end of September, with young women aged 15-24 making up 62 per cent of cases, according to Nadia Bezzad, chairperson of the Pan African AIDS Control Organisation (OPALS). Full text...

  • 4,705 people live with HIV in Mauritius
    02 december 2010 10:26:28
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius officially has 4,705 people living with the HIV virus, but the Mauritian Minister of Health, Maya Hanoomanjee, estimated that more than 9,000 Mauritians were currently suffering of the disease. Full text...

  • Angola marks World AIDS Day with counselling, voluntary testing
    02 december 2010 00:22:38
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – A counselling and voluntary testing awareness campaign marked Luanda celebration of World AIDS Day on Wednesday in Viana district. Full text...

  • Niger Health minister hails efforts to fight AIDS
    01 december 2010 22:35:14
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger's health minister, Hassan Nouhou, on Wednesday in Niamey hailed the efforts made by his country in the fight against the HIV and AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • Nigerian bank chief joins global business coalition on HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2010 18:44:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC), the world's largest group of businesses dedicated to fighting HIV and promoting the health of employees as well as communities in their work places, has elected the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Bank Plc in Nigeria, Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, as its board member. Full text...

  • UN chief urges nations to continue fight against HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2010 18:07:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged governments not to relent in their efforts to roll back the HIV/AIDS pandemic, stressing the need to redouble their efforts to prevent new infections and deaths. Full text...

  • Tanzania, US consolidate success in fight against AIDS
    01 december 2010 17:51:51
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - As the largest development partner working in Tanzania on HIV and AIDS, the US has contributed over US$ 1.5 billion to the African country's fight against the incurable killer disease since the start of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2003, American Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • SA University takes lead on HIV/AIDS research
    01 december 2010 15:52:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - To mark the World AIDS Day, Johannesburg’s Wits University has become the first South African institution to produce the most scientific research publications pertaining to HIV/AIDS, according to a report entitled Scientometrics of a pandemic: HIV/AIDS research in South Africa and the World. Full text...

  • WHO AFRO wants human rights of PLWHAs protected
    01 december 2010 14:02:35
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, Wednesday called for the protection of the basic human rights of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs), including their rights to employment, access to financial services and other basic conditions required for them to fulfill their social and economic needs. Full text...

  • DR Congo has 3.24% HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
    01 december 2010 13:12:48
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The average prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo is 3.24 percent, with peaks at the border, mainly in the South-east, Central and South-west of the country, according to Minister of Public Health, Victor Makwenge. Full text...

  • Nigeria to increase HIV/AIDS funding
    01 december 2010 12:47:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has promised to increase its contribution on HIV to 50% in the next five years, a US official announced U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator for AIDS, Mr Eric Goosby, gave the indication during a teleconference with newsmen on the activities of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Full text...

  • UK charity urges donor govts to honour HIV commitments
    01 december 2010 09:37:18
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - With 10 million people worldwide in desperate need to access vital treatment for HIV, donor governments should maintain their commitments to the fight against the virus, an international charity Christian Aid said Wednesday in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • SA varsity leads in HIV/AIDS research
    01 december 2010 09:33:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - To mark the World AIDS Day (1 Dec.), Johannesburg's Wits University has been acknowledged Full text...

  • Angolan district records 21 cases of HIV in 10 months
    10 november 2010 14:33:00
    Lucala- Angola (PANA) -- Twenty one cases of HIV/AIDS from 721 tests conducted fr om January to October were recorded at the Counselling and Voluntary Testing Cen t re (CATV) in Lucala District in the northern Kwanza Norte Province of Angola. Full text...

  • AIDS accounts for 13% of agric staff deaths in Zambia - Research
    10 november 2010 07:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A research study on Zambia, released by the Regional Net work on AIDS, Livelihoods and Food Security (RENEWAL), has revealed that AIDS and other chronic illnesses accounted for close to 13 per cent of agricultural staff deaths from 2002-2007, robbing extension agencies of their valuable workforce and reducing their effectiveness. Full text...

  • US gives Zimbabwe US$57m for HIV/AIDS
    01 november 2010 08:33:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The United States said Monday it would give Zimbabwe U S$57 million next year to finance programmes to combat HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • US signs 5-year agreement to support Ethiopia's HIV/AIDS response
    27 october 2010 15:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia and the US on Wednesday signed a five-ye ar cooperation agreement under which the Americans would provide support to Ethi o pia's HIV/AIDS response. Full text...

  • Gambian President takes over AIDS Secretariat
    12 october 2010 12:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Yahya Jammeh's Office at the Gambia's State Ho use in Banjul has announced the transfer of the West African country's national AIDS Secretariat t o the President's office, PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • More people in developing countries access HIV/AIDS services, says UN
    01 october 2010 18:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Significant progress has been made in several low- and middle-income countries in increasing access to HIV/AIDS services, according to a new report released by UN agencies. Full text...

  • African countries leading global efforts to provide HIV care
    28 september 2010 15:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Several African countries, including Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Rwanda, have nearly met the international objectives of providing universal care for people living with HIV/AIDS, according to a joint UN assessment report released Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mugabe calls for universal HIV testing
    23 september 2010 08:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called for univ ersal testing and treatment for HIV to help combat the pandemic, the local media reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Malawi rules out policy on circumcision as anti-AIDS strategy
    15 september 2010 18:27:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi will not make it an official policy to promote and encourage circumcision among men as a way of preventing the spread of HIV, t h e virus that causes AIDS, two government officials announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence rate drops in Congo
    07 september 2010 17:40:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Congo is now 3. Full text...

  • UNAIDS to conduct more trials on HIV prevention gel for women
    03 september 2010 19:42:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Friday said two further clinical trials were being planned for a vaginal gel that has shown potential in reducing the risk of HIV and which, if confirmed, would be a major breakthrough in protecting women. Full text...

  • Nigeria, US sign MOU on HIV/AIDS
    26 august 2010 08:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and the United States have signed a six-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a new partnership framework in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Ivorian experts strategize against HIV/AIDS
    20 august 2010 16:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A national consultation was held Thursday in Abi djan, the Ivorian capital, on the development of a global strategy towards the f i ght against HIV/AIDS, at the initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • UN moves to check new HIV infections among youth
    18 august 2010 17:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN is partnering with the organizers of the first-ever Youth Olympic Games to raise awareness about HIV among young people, who accoun t for 40 per cent of all new infections, as well as fight the stigma associated w i th the virus. Full text...

  • UNAIDS official stresses advocacy for rights of HIV-infected persons
    09 august 2010 21:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) â" The Director of UNAIDS Re-gional Bureau for West and Ce ntral Africa, Mrs. Full text...

  • UN welcomes Liberian efforts to contain HIV/AIDS
    06 august 2010 18:47:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has welcomed the launch of a new national strategy to combat HIV/AIDS, stressing the importance of tackling the disease before infection rates become high in the West African country. Full text...

  • Libya to hold AIDS awareness day
    04 august 2010 22:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya will on Monday hold an HIV/AIDS awareness day in t he capital, Tripoli, that will focus on the partnership programmes with internat i onal organizations and institutions in the fight against the pandemic and Sexual l y Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Full text...

  • Nigeria moves to stem fresh HIV cases
    28 july 2010 13:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will administer Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARV) on ' high-risk groups' as a way of stemming fresh HIV cases, according to Director-Ge n eral of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Prof. Full text...

  • Germany offers US$ 93,000 to Angola to fight HIV/AIDS
    23 july 2010 18:53:00
    Ondjiva- Angola (PANA) -- The German government has provided about US$ 93,000 for the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness Project in the Angolan districts of Kwanh a ma and Namacunde. Full text...

  • WHO announces new approaches to HIV prevention, treatment in Children
    20 july 2010 13:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for early treatment of children infected with HIV/AIDS to save many more lives, according to new recommendations from the global health body, obtained by PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • WHO promotes early HIV treatment to save millions
    19 july 2010 16:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Early detection and treatment of HIV- positive patients is critical in saving the lives of millions of sufferers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement Monday. Full text...

  • 165 HIV/AIDS cases recorded in Angolan province in 6 months
    16 july 2010 16:14:00
    Kuito- Angola (PANA) -- One hundred and sixty five (165) new HIV/AIDS positive cases were recorded during the first half of this year in Bie Province, Kuito City health provincial director, Jose Augusto Gon?§alves disclosed Thursday. Full text...

  • Gambian leader discharges 'treated' HIV/AIDS patients
    13 july 2010 10:46:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, the self-accclaimed herbal doctor of the Presidential Treatment Programme (PTP), has discharged 41 treated H IV/AIDS patients out of the total of 46 who entered the sixth batch of his treat m ent programme on 12 February in his home town of Kainalia in the country's Western region. Full text...

  • UN honours 25 groups for working against HIV/AIDS
    12 july 2010 22:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN on Monday named 25 community-based groups across the world as winners of the 2010 Red Ribbon Award for their outstanding local leadership and action in responding to HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Senegal, Global Fund sign 50b CFAF pact on HIV/AIDS
    06 july 2010 11:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Director General of the Global Fund for the fight ag ainst HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Michel Kazatchkine, and the Senegalese Minister of State of Economy and Finance, Abdoulaye Diop, Monday in Dakar signed a 50 billion CFAF pact. Full text...

  • `Time for strategic action on HIV/AIDS in Middle East, North Africa'
    28 june 2010 08:49:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Despite much progress on understanding HIV infectious spread globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region stands as the only region where knowledge of the epidemic continues to be very limited, inaccessible, and subject to much controversy, a health expert with the World Bank said Monday. Full text...

  • UN chief says funding threatens fight against HIV/AIDS
    16 june 2010 17:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The international community risks losing the global battle against HIV/AIDS, unless funding for projects to stem the spread of the disease and keep those infected healthy is sustained and increased, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned. Full text...

  • Global Funds, partners tackle HIV/AIDS scourge with US$ 150m
    01 june 2010 18:48:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) – The Global Fund’s largest private--sector contributor, PRODUCT-RED, has approved a funding of US$ 150 million to support Global Fund HIV and AIDS programmes in Rwanda, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Zambia and South Africa, the Global Fund announced on Tuesday. Full text...

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