AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • 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...

  • Kofi Annan pleads for equal access to AIDS treatment
    03 september 2001 14:12:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has appealed for equal access to HIV/AIDS drugs for people who have "the means to pay for treatment and the poor" in a bid to curb the incurable disease. Full text...

  • Burundi prepares 220 million dollar AIDS campaign plan
    31 august 2001 23:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi has finalised its five-year plan to combat HIV/AIDS, which requires at least 220 million US dollars, an official source said in Bujumbura Friday. Full text...

  • World Bank funded AIDS project targets transport sector
    31 august 2001 22:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A yearlong programme to control sexually-transmitted diseases has been launched in Benin's transport sector with support from the World Bank. Full text...

  • Rwanda to get World Bank assistance to fight HIV/AIDS
    30 august 2001 21:42:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda is set to benefit from the World Bank's assistance in the fight against HIV/AIDS, health officials said in Kigali on Thursday. Full text...

  • Spiralling HIV/AIDS cases worry administrators
    29 august 2001 10:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Administrators in Kenya's Nyanza province say the rise in HIV/AIDS infection among communities along the Lake Victoria beaches has reached alarming proportions. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS drugs to be manufactured in Ghana
    29 august 2001 08:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- An HIV/AIDS drug, Anti Retro Viral drugs (ARV), would soon be manufactured in Ghana for patients at an affordable price, Health minister Richard Anane announced Tuesday in Accra. Full text...

  • Anti-retrovirals not cure for AIDS
    28 august 2001 21:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A medical expert has cautioned persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia against reverting to risky behaviour after getting anti-retroviral drugs. Full text...

  • Impact Of HIV/AIDS On Education In Africa
    28 august 2001 19:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The ravages of HIV/AIDS in schools took centre stage as the conference on education in Africa got underway in Nairobi Tuesday, with many participants highlighting the pervasive impact of the disease on education. Full text...

  • Women's Day focuses on fight against AIDS
    27 august 2001 14:46:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The Guinean national Women's Day, celebrated 27 August, is focusing this year on the fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Full text...

  • Japan props Togo's fight against HIV/AIDS
    24 august 2001 23:31:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Japanese government has granted 427,350 dollars to Togo in support that country's fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Uganda's AIDS campaign impresses Mozambican deputies
    22 august 2001 22:43:00
    Kampala- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican parliament deputies visiting Uganda said they were impressed by the manner in which Ugandans have openly dealt with issues of sexuality, condom use and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their efforts to stop the disease. Full text...

  • Pharmaceuticals to reduce anti-retrovirals price for Congo
    22 august 2001 15:49:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo would shortly enter into agreements with several pharmaceutical firms to supply the country with reduced priced anti-retrovirals, the minister of Health and Humanitarian Action, Leon Alfred Opimbat, said. Full text...

  • NGO acquires more HIV/AIDS hotlines
    20 august 2001 19:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Availability of information on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria will receive a boost from Tuesday when a Non-Governmental Organisation unveils more HIV/AIDS hotlines in Lagos. Full text...

  • 78 test positive in local HIV screening
    19 august 2001 14:36:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Some 78 out of 167 people who underwent blood tests in Debre Marcos hospital in East Gojjam Zone of Ethiopia's Amahara State were found HIV positive, health authorities said Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenyan urged to fight AIDS on all fronts
    18 august 2001 14:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Vice President George Saitoti Saturday said the AIDS pandemic was reversing the country' development as the total prevalence HIV rate hit the 13. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches National AIDS Plan
    17 august 2001 17:18:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Friday launched a National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2001/2005, designed to prevent new infections and step up care for patients. Full text...

  • Graca Machel urges change in war against HIV/AIDS
    16 august 2001 09:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former Mozambican First Lady Graca Machel has urged the Anglican Church to use its strengths to mobilise people in the war against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Kenya launches "HIV/AIDS Hotline"
    16 august 2001 08:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has launched a national HIV/AIDS hotline to provide information on the pandemic to anyone requiring urgent assistance and guidance. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS threatens Tanzania's gains in child health
    14 august 2001 23:15:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The scourge of AIDS is threatening to erode Tanzania's achievements in child health as an increasing number of children are getting infected by their mothers living with HIV, which causes the incurable disease. Full text...

  • Conference seeks African solution to AIDS
    14 august 2001 22:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Deputy President Jacob Zuma on Monday lamented that the stigma attached to AIDS had resulted in horrific forms of discrimination and violence including rejection, ridicule and death, for HIV infected individuals and people with AIDS related aliments. Full text...

  • Bishops attend All- Africa HIV/AIDS workshop
    13 august 2001 23:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane opened the All- Africa Anglican Conference HIV/AIDS workshop in Boksburg, South Africa Monday by urging delegates to find an "African solution" to the pandemic. Full text...

  • Youth embark on HIV/AIDS campaign
    13 august 2001 11:54:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A youth group, Mauritius Youth for Life, would this week launch a campaign to sensitise students on HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Ethiopia imports duty-free drugs for AIDS patients
    12 august 2001 15:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has started importing duty-free life-prolonging drugs for AIDS sufferers, President Negaso Gidada announced Sunday. Full text...

  • Agency says Ethiopia needs 2.8 million-dollar AIDS drugs
    11 august 2001 11:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Drug Administration and Control Authority said some 24 billion birr (about 2. Full text...

  • Lagos Begins Massive HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign
    10 august 2001 14:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Lagos State, with one of Nigeria's highest HIV prevalence rates, Saturday begins massive HIV/AIDS prevention rallies in all its 20 local governments. Full text...

  • Journalists refuse free AIDS tests
    10 august 2001 08:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- There was mild drama at Nairobi's Kenyatta National Hospital Thursday when journalists from various media houses in the Kenyan capital declined to undergo free tests for the incurable HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Mali moves to prevent AIDS among truck drivers
    08 august 2001 15:38:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian health minister Dr Traore Fatoumata Nafo launched Tuesday in Bamako an operation aimed at preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS among truck drivers plying along inter-state roads in West Africa. Full text...

  • Congolese NGOs network against HIV/AIDS
    07 august 2001 23:13:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A national network has been set up in Congo to coordinate action in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

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