AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • Artists urged to reach out to HIV/AIDS orphans
    12 october 2001 13:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Social Development minister Zola Skweyiya has commended the growing number of artists and musicians who are promoting the fight in South Africa against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Nigeria to establish AIDS control agency
    11 october 2001 12:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has sent to the National Assembly (Parliament), a bill seeking to establish a National Agency for the Prevention and Control of AIDS (NAPCA) in the country. Full text...

  • Grandmother jailed for infecting boy with HIV
    10 october 2001 20:29:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A 60-year-old Malawian grandmother has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment with hard labour after beings found guilty of infecting an 11-year-old boy with HIV, the virus that can lead to the incurable AIDS. Full text...

  • USAID backs HIV prevention in Maputo corridor
    09 october 2001 22:14:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The United States Agency for International Development is to grant 11. Full text...

  • Pressure mounts for mother-to-child HIV prevention
    09 october 2001 17:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Over 1 000 people in Cape Town have demonstrated calling on the government to implement a countrywide HIV mother-to-child transmission Prevention (MTCTP) programme and develop a National Treatment and Prevention Plan to combat HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • 47 million CFA francs to educate 3,500 AIDS orphans
    09 october 2001 09:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Development partners including the UNDP, have donated some 47. Full text...

  • Prospects brighten for price cuts in HIV/AIDS drugs
    08 october 2001 13:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Prices for HIV/AIDS drugs looked set to become more affordable in South Africa with the announcement at the weekend of two initiatives aimed at cutting the cost of the most frequently prescribed anti-retrovirals. Full text...

  • Benin gets 33 million condoms in 11 years
    06 october 2001 19:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The NGO "Population Services International" (PSI), said Saturday it had distributed some 33 million condoms in Benin from 1990. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS cuts down food production in Zimbabwe
    06 october 2001 11:20:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The UN Food an Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has in a report released Saturday said that AIDS had reduced food production in Zimbabwe by as much as 50 percent in the last five years, warning that the situation would get worse in coming years. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS seminar for Burundi soldiers
    05 october 2001 22:41:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- More than 100 soldiers from several units of Burundi's Army are currently participating in an AIDS awareness seminar, south of the country. Full text...

  • Namibia's HIV-positive own up publicly
    05 october 2001 16:13:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- When former basketball wizard Magic Johnson went public in 1992 that he had been diagnosed HIV positive, the whole of America and the world basketball fraternity went frozen in disbelief. Full text...

  • Community commended for assisting HIV/AIDS orphans
    05 october 2001 08:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Social Development Minister, Zola Skweyiya, on Thursday commended the community of Masoyi in Mpumalanga for assisting children, particularly orphans whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Grassroots HIV/AIDS committees get funds
    04 october 2001 19:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council in Ethiopia's Harari state is to disburse a total of 18. Full text...

  • Zambia queries delay over AIDS cure testing
    04 october 2001 18:18:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has officially queried the Joint UN programme on HIV/AIDS for its prolonged delay in testing the efficacy of a drug discovered by a Chinese doctor. Full text...

  • Four feared dead in cattle rustling incident
    04 october 2001 17:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least four people are feared dead while several others, including a security officer, were seriously wounded when armed cattle rustlers raided two cattle ranches in Trans-Nzoia district close to the Kenya/Uganda border on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • More Ghanaian teenagers in sex trade
    03 october 2001 21:15:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian health authorities fear an AIDS explosion could be looming in the country following the growing number of teenagers, as young as 13 years, in the sex trade. Full text...

  • WFP to feed AIDS patients in Congo
    03 october 2001 12:58:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The World Food Programme has launched a feeding project devoted to HIV/AIDS patients in Congo, sources close to the National AIDS Eradication Programme disclosed Wednesday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS cases in Kenya stabilise
    03 october 2001 11:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- For the first time since 1984 when AIDS was detected in Kenya, health authorities in the east African country reported Wednesday that the pandemic has stabilised. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso obtains IDA loan to fight AIDS
    28 september 2001 22:39:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso and the International Development Agency (IDA) have signed a loan agreement worth 16. Full text...

  • Opening of ISC meeting of the 12th Conference on AIDS
    28 september 2001 15:43:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The president of the African Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) has expressed confidence that the AIDS epidemic in Africa would be reversed by 2006. Full text...

  • Papers support tests for HIV before wedding
    27 september 2001 23:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The battle against HIV/AIDS in Tanzania this week took a new turn with the church spearheading a national campaign to make it obligatory for couples to undergo blood screening before marriage. Full text...

  • Rawlings promotes AIDS awareness in Kenya
    27 september 2001 16:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Former Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings took Africa's fight against HIV/AIDS one step further in Nairobi Thursday, pulling out a pack of condoms from his jacket to demonstrate that prevention is better than cure in the anti-AIDS crusade. Full text...

  • Brazzaville creates project to care for AIDS orphans
    26 september 2001 22:25:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- An NGO called "Médecin d'Afrique" or doctors of Africa has created a project to cater for the wellbeing of AIDS orphans in Congo, health officials said in Brazzaville Wednesday. Full text...

  • Study on cultural influence on AIDS prevalence
    26 september 2001 20:15:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A study on the influence of cultural practices on behaviour and HIV/AIDS transmission will be undertaken soon in Botswana under a joint project of UNESCO and UNAIDS. Full text...

  • UNICEF cautions Ethiopia against culture of silence on AIDS
    26 september 2001 19:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Marginalization of HIV/AIDS sufferers would open the way for a culture of silence around the disease and enhance its spread in Ethiopia, the UN Children's Fund has warned. Full text...

  • Kenya's HIV/AIDS infection rate is down
    25 september 2001 14:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's HIV/AIDS infection rate has gone down, thanks to the widespread condom use in the country. Full text...

  • Meles, Rawlings discuss HIV/AIDS
    25 september 2001 08:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has briefed Ghanaian former President Jerry Rawlings on Ethiopia's efforts at combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, the State radio reported in Addis Ababa Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rawlings on anti-AIDS campaign in Ethiopia
    24 september 2001 12:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings is in Addis Ababa as a UN Volunteers Eminent Person to advocate on the role of volunteers in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Trial of Bulgarians for HIV contamination adjourned again
    23 september 2001 18:10:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Ruling in a case involving six Bulgarians (a doctor and five nurses) accused of contaminating over 400 Libyan children with HIV/AIDS at Benghazi hospital, 1,050 km east of Tripoli, was Saturday adjourned to 22 December. Full text...

  • Study says African universities face high risk of HIV
    23 september 2001 12:54:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A new report by the World Bank has warned that universities in Africa may be a hotbed for the transmission of HIV. Full text...

  • Impact of AIDS on Mozambique's education sector
    21 september 2001 22:48:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Education Ministry estimates that about 19,200 teachers and more than 100 senior education officials will die of the lethal disease AIDS, or of AIDS-related causes, between the years 2000 and 2010. Full text...

  • President Compaore leads AIDS control council
    21 september 2001 15:32:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Demonstrating the importance he attaches to the fight against the spread of AIDS in Burkina Faso, President Blaise Campaore has taken over the charge of the National Council on AIDS and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections. Full text...

  • Congo launches AIDS prevention project in schools
    21 september 2001 13:30:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's education ministry has launched an AIDS prevention project in schools, whose objective is to mobilise the entire academic system against the pandemic, informed sources said in Brazzaville Friday. Full text...

  • Church wants HIV/AIDS declared national emergency
    20 september 2001 23:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Anglican Arch Bishop Njongonkulu Ndugane has called on the South African government to declare HIV/AIDS a national emergency. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS patients plan public awareness campaign
    20 september 2001 22:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Two Benin HIV-positive patients, Denis d'Oliveira and Francois Dubal Kodo, plan a three-month campaign from October to raise public awareness on HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Ethiopia earmarks 2 million US dollars to fight AIDS
    19 september 2001 11:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's education ministry has earmarked two million US dollars to be used in a project to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS in schools. Full text...

  • WTO must not be allowed to block access to treatment
    18 september 2001 17:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Trade Organisation's ministerial conference, to be held 9-13 November in Doha, Qatar, will have to take a position on access to drugs for people in developing countries, according to Jamie Love's pharm policy wire. Full text...

  • Truck drivers blamed for spreading HIV/AIDS
    17 september 2001 19:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS Control Committee of Kenya's northern District of Turkana has blamed long-distance truck drivers for spreading the disease in the area through their indiscriminate sexual behaviour. Full text...

  • AIDS campaign to focus on behavioural change
    14 september 2001 13:55:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A Benin NGO, Stop AIDS, has started an AIDS campaign focusing on changing the people's attitude towards the disease. Full text...

  • HIV prevalence rising in rural Burundi
    12 september 2001 21:53:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in rural Burundi has risen from 6 percent ten years ago to about 14 percent today compared with around 20 percent in urban centres, health authorities reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya gets 17 vehicles from Sweden to help fight AIDS
    12 september 2001 18:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Swedish government has donated vehicles worth about 250,000 US dollars to the Kenyan Health Ministry in support of the anti-HIV/AIDS crusade in the country. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS hinders human development in SADC
    12 september 2001 15:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The world's most stubborn affliction, HIV/AIDS, will to kill more than 10 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015 while life expectancy is expected to go down considerably and leave a dent on the development of the continent. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS body optimistic about control plans
    08 september 2001 17:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's National AIDS Control Council (NACC) expects to reduce the HIV\AIDS prevalence rate in the country by about 30 percent among young people in the next five years through a national control programme. Full text...

  • Report urges focus on young men in HIV/AIDS fight
    07 september 2001 21:24:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A new report jointly released by the PANOS Institute of London and UNAIDS has warned of the devastating spread of HIV/AIDS in the long term if young men, who account for a quarter of people living with HIV, were not targeted in the struggle against the scourge. Full text...

  • AIDS poses security threat to Africa
    07 september 2001 20:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sub-Saharan African countries, including Kenya, are facing security threats from the increasing number of HIV/AIDS cases, the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) said in Nairobi Friday. Full text...

  • Kagame invites AIDS Vaccine researchers to Rwanda
    06 september 2001 14:51:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, Wednesday invited world's leading HIV/AIDS vaccine researchers to Kigali to explore possibilities of undertaking vaccine trials in his country, official sources reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia to benefit from Norway-UNICEF HIV/AIDS programme
    05 september 2001 22:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia is to benefit from a 1. Full text...

  • Norway and UNICEF to help Ethiopia's AIDS programme
    05 september 2001 14:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Norway and UNICEF on Wednesday signed a 1. Full text...

  • UNAIDS director denounces stigma against AIDS victims
    05 september 2001 14:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, Dr. Full text...

  • Kagame to address AIDS vaccine conference in Philadelphia
    04 september 2001 07:53:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame has left Kigali for the United States where he is scheduled Wednesday to address an international conference on AIDS vaccine, the President's Office announced Tuesday. Full text...

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