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  • Zambian female AIDS activist honoured for leadership qualities
    13 april 2010 17:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The United Nations special envoy for AIDS in Africa, Eli zabeth Mataka, has earned some international awards, including scholarships for Z ambian students, for her contributions to women and leadership development. Full text...

  • International Military HIV/AIDS Conference opens in Tanzania
    12 april 2010 14:05:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Government leaders must understand the challeng e posed by HIV/AIDS to every nation's security, and then act to overcome that ch a llenge, US Ambassador to Tanzania, Alfonso E. Full text...

  • Libya, UNDP sign agreement on AIDS prevention
    31 march 2010 21:27:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan National Centre for the Prevention and Control of Transmitted and Endemic Diseases and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement for the implementation of a project ai med at curbing the transmission of AIDS. Full text...

  • Donors assess Global Fund needs ahead of New York conference
    25 march 2010 16:04:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Donors to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria gathered in the Netherlands on Wednesday for a two-day meeting to assess funding needs for the 2011-2013 period, ahead of a pledging conference at UN the headquarters in New York in October. Full text...

  • Global Fund grants Burundi US$ 135m to fight HIV/AIDS
    24 march 2010 18:49:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi will receive a grant of US$ 135 million over the next five years, under the eighth round of the Global Fund to Fight HIV /AI D S, Tuberculosis and Malaria, official sources said in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence rate remains high in EAC armed forces
    23 march 2010 13:13:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The security of citizens of the East African Community (EAC) will best be guaranteed by securing the health of members of the armed forces of the EAC partner states, according to Rwanda's Defence Minister, General Marcel Gatsinzi. Full text...

  • Nigerian state governor, other officials undergo HIV test
    22 march 2010 13:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- To encourage the over 10 million residents of Lagos state to know their HIV status,the state governor, Babatunde Fashola, and members of his cabinet were Monday tested for HIV/AIDS test. Full text...

  • Over 100,000 women may be infected with HIV/AIDS
    19 march 2010 22:16:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- An Angolan medical doctor said on Friday that at least 109,376 Angolan women aged over 15 years and above may be infected with HIV/ AIDS, with an estimated prevalence rate of 3. Full text...

  • 16,000 people receiving ARV treatment in Rwanda
    19 march 2010 16:22:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- About 16,080 people, including 7,210 women and 8,870 men are receiving anti-retroviral treatment (ART) in Rwanda, while only half of children HIV-positive are getting triple therapy to withstand the pandemic, official sources in Kigali told PANA Friday. Full text...

  • Angola recorded 250,000 fresh HIV cases in 2009 - official
    19 march 2010 10:05:00
    Lisbon- Portugal (PANA) -- Some 254,471 new HIV/AIDS cases were recorded in Angola in 2009, according to the country's HIV/AIDS Czar. Full text...

  • Benghazi AIDS conference wants stigma against HIV-infected people stopped
    18 march 2010 16:18:00
    Benghazi- Libya (PANA) -- The first international conference on HIV/AIDS ended Wednesday in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, with a call on the people to fight against stigmatization and seek ways of re-integrating HIV-positive patients into the society. Full text...

  • Japanese company commits US$ 10m to fight HIV/AID 2010-2019
    18 march 2010 11:24:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- The Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. Full text...

  • African govts urged to fight HIV/AIDS through schools
    16 march 2010 11:19:00
    Dakar Senegal (PANA) -- The coordinator of the African Network of Education for Health (RAES), the Senegalese Fara Diaw, has called on African governments to us e the schools as a tool of fighting HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Benghazi hosts int'l conference on fight against AIDS
    15 march 2010 19:44:00
    Benghazi- Libya (PANA) -- An international conference on AIDS, organized by the C entre for Endemic Diseases and Immunology of Benghazi, in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya, began Monday at the Medical Centre of Bengahazi (1,050 kilometres East of Tripoli). Full text...

  • 40-man squad to present Angola's case at 3rd CPLP congress on HIV/AIDS
    14 march 2010 19:43:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Member countries of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) will meet Wednesday in Lisbon, Portugal's capital, as part of t he third congress of CPLP on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, PANA r eported from here Sunday. Full text...

  • US provides over US$ 1.65 billion to combat HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
    05 march 2010 08:11:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania and the US have signed a five-year par tnership framework agreement in support of the East African countryâ?s response to HIV/AIDS during the period 2009-2013. Full text...

  • HIV prevention, treatment not accessible to migrant workers in Southern Africa
    03 march 2010 08:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Migrant workers in Southern Africa have relativ ely low and inadequate access to HIV prevention and treatment services, although they have high vulnerability to infection, according to a new study by the Inter n ational Office of Migration (IOM). Full text...

  • Nigeria records 1,000 new HIV infections daily, says UNAIDS
    26 february 2010 07:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said that Nigeria records at least 1,000 new HIV infections every day, the p r ivately-owned Punch newspaper reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian leader meets with UNAID official over HIV/AIDS
    22 february 2010 17:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Acting President, Dr. Full text...

  • Malawi to put 500,000 on ARVs in 2010
    15 february 2010 18:48:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi plans to increase the number of HIV positive pe ople on the national life-prolonging anti-retroviral (ARVs) programme from 270,0 0 0 to 500,000 in 2010, Vice-President Joyce Banda has disclosed. Full text...

  • France's first Lady to visit Benin Tuesday
    22 january 2010 18:43:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Carla Bruni Sarkozy, France's first lady and ambassador of the world fund against AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, is expected in Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic, on Tuesday for a two-day working visit. Full text...

  • Persons living with HIV demonstrate in Kinshasa
    19 january 2010 23:47:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- About 500 persons living with HIV/AIDS on Tuesday demonstrated in Kinshasa, the Congolese capital, to demand easier the access to anti-retroviral drugs (ARV). Full text...

  • 'Kenya will not relent on fight against AIDS'
    13 january 2010 11:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Government has stepped up the fight against HI V/AIDS to reduce its prevalence rate in the country, President Mwai Kibaki said late Tuesday. Full text...

  • Global fund grants 19b F CFA to Mali against AIDS
    05 january 2010 14:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali and the Global AIDS Control Fund Monday signed an agreement in Bamako totalling about 19 billion F CFA (9. Full text...

  • Global fund grants 91b F CFA to Mali against AIDS
    05 january 2010 12:11:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali and the Global AIDS Control Fund Monday signed an agreement in Bamako totalling about 91 billion F CFA (9. Full text...

  • Global fund grants 19b F CFA to Mali against AIDS
    04 january 2010 23:13:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali and the Global AIDS Control Fund Monday signed an agr eement in Bamako totalling about 19 billion F CFA (28. Full text...

  • Tanzania withdraws toxic ARV drug
    30 december 2009 08:30:00
    Dar es salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania has started withdrawing an anti-retovi ral drug, Stavudine, used in treatment of HIV following reports of its adverse side effects on patients, the Ministry of Health and Soci al Welfare said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts workshop on rights of HIV-infected children
    24 december 2009 20:19:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A workshop on the rights of children suffering from HIV/ AIDS started here Wednesday under the theme "Together for life," with over 150 p a rticipants, including lawyers and specialists from the country's various regions , PANA reported. Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts workshop on rights of HIV-infected children
    24 december 2009 01:37:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A workshop on the rights of children suffering from HIV/ AIDS started here Wednesday under the theme "Together for life," with over 150 p a rticipants, including lawyers and specialists from the country's various regions , PANA reported. Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts workshop on rights of HIV-infected children
    23 december 2009 19:32:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A workshop on the rights of children suffering from HIV/AIDS started here Wednesday under the theme "Together for life," with over 150 participants, including lawyers and specialists from the country's various regions, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Botched microbicide trial scares Ugandans from Thai vaccine
    17 december 2009 19:52:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- After learning that the largest international clinical trial involving 9,385 women in four African countries into preventative HIV gel f ailed, with participants getting infected at the same rate as out of the experim e nt, the Ugandan public is now resentful to enroll for any further trial other th a n that aimed at curing the dreadful disease. Full text...

  • Uganda institute to host African AIDS vaccine programme
    15 december 2009 07:46:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), based in En tebbe, Uganda, was recommended to host the Secretariat of the African AIDS Vaccine Programme (AAVP), after a ve ry close competition involving a total of eight applicant institutions located in seven countries in Africa. Full text...

  • Ugandans salute US for lifting travel ban on HIV-positive persons
    03 december 2009 13:23:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Violet Nalubwama was denied visa to the US for more tha n three times due to her HIV/AIDS status, an act that left her stigmatized, but u pon hearing the news that the Barrack Obama-led administration is poised to lift the decades-old ban on HIV-positive visitors from abroad, she expressed gratitude to God. Full text...

  • New HIV infections increase in Zambia
    02 december 2009 19:09:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has recorded an increase in new HIV infections, w ith the figure rising from 70,000 in 2007 to 82,000 this year, Health Minister K a pembwa Simbao disclosed here. Full text...

  • Senegal lays emphasis on AIDS prevention among youths
    01 december 2009 23:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese minister of health, prevention and public hygiene, Mrs Thأ©rأ¨se Coumba Diop, on Tuesday called on organisations of HIV/AI DS control to further invest in the prevention of new infections among adolescents and youths. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Ban nudges nations on people living with AIDS
    01 december 2009 23:16:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all countries to remove punitive laws, policies and practices against people living with AIDS. Full text...

  • Libya marks World AIDS Day
    01 december 2009 23:05:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Use of contaminated syringes by drug users remains the main source of HIV/AIDS infection in Libya, official sources in Tripoli said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: More men are HIV/AIDS positive in Cape-Verde
    01 december 2009 22:45:00
    Praia- Cape-Verde (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Cape- Verde is higher among men (1. Full text...

  • Gambia commemorates World AIDS Day
    01 december 2009 22:00:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian Minister for Health and Social Welfare Baboucarr Gaye said on Tuesday that the country was fulfiling its promise at the 2006 United Nations high level meeting on HIV and AIDS to provide universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support for patients of the pandemic by 2010. Full text...

  • Pretoria shifts HIV/AIDS policies
    01 december 2009 21:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government on Tuesday announced that it will provide treatment for all HIV-positive babies in a significant policy shift for the country which has been ravaged by the pandemic. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: US supports Cote d''Ivoire with US$124m
    01 december 2009 19:55:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The United States has mobilised over US$124 mill ion (about 55 billion CFA francs) to support actions against HIV/AIDS in Cote d'Ivoire, the US Embassy in Abidjan told PANA T uesday. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Protest disrupts observance in Nigeria
    01 december 2009 18:40:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A protest by the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NEPWHAN) disrupted the observance of the World AIDS Day in Nigeria's capital ci t y of Abuja Tuesday Chanting protest songs, the NEPWHAN members carried a mock coffin with the name of the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), P r of. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Fear of rising gay infections in Kenya
    01 december 2009 18:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya marked the World AIDS Day Tuesday amid a renewed s tress in the war against the pandemic, complicated by the rise in the number of gay couples and a massive decline in th e sources of external funding for fighting the disease. Full text...

  • HIV prevalence drops in Congo
    01 december 2009 14:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese Health Minister Georges Moyen announced Tuesday in Brazzaville that the HIV prevalence in his country had dropped from 4. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: UNDP restates commitment to HIV/AIDS fight
    01 december 2009 14:19:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP), a key actor in the gl obal efforts to stem HIV/AIDS, has restated its commitment to supporting countries and communities in their fig ht against the pandemic ''With just six years left to reach the 2015 target date for achieving the Mille nnium Development Goals, we have learned that effective action on HIV/AIDS is essential to the human rights based and broader developmen t agenda. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: UNICEF wants greater focus on vulnerable groups
    01 december 2009 09:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- As global celebrations to mark the World AIDS Day Tuesday gets into top gear, the UNICEF has released a report focusing on combating the effects of HIV/AIDS on vulnerable families and providing hardship protection for mothers and children at risk. Full text...

  • SA to unveil new strategy against AIDS
    01 december 2009 09:56:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was due to address the nation Tuesday on his government's new plans to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic, as part of activities marking the World AIDS Day, observed annually on 1 Dec, the government said. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Sambo tasks health workers on pry HIV prevention
    01 december 2009 09:55:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo, has called on health workers at all levels to play a greater role in primary HIV prevention and encourage safe sex behaviour - abstinence, delay of age at first sexual intercourse, faithfulness and correct and consistent condom use - to stem the incidence of HIV/AIDS in the African Region. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe gets US$180m for AIDS
    25 november 2009 11:39:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Health authorities in Zimbabwe said Wednesday the coun try would get US$180 million from the Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS, tubercu l osis and malaria. Full text...

  • 'New HIV infections down 17%, most progress in sub-Saharan Africa'
    24 november 2009 11:53:00
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