AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • Anti-retrovirals to curb the enemy's progress
    02 july 2001 15:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Anti-retrovirals, the drugs that make it possible to curb the progress of AIDS, today constitute one of the few weapons Africa has to slow down the advance of a very powerful enemy. Full text...

  • US bars HIV-positive Cameroonians
    02 july 2001 13:18:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonians living with HIV/AIDS and who wanted to attend the 25-27 June UN summit on the pandemic were refused visas at the American embassy in Yaounde, medical sources in the Cameroonian capital said. Full text...

  • Kenya to review laws to check AIDS spread
    01 july 2001 13:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi has announced plans to review his country's laws to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • AIDS leaves 27,000 children with no teachers
    29 june 2001 21:24:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Teachers who have died of AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the past two years have left 27,000 children without instructors, according to an inquiry carried out by "Progres des Nations" magazine, UNICEF publication. Full text...

  • UNICEF wants youths to fully learn about HIV/AIDS
    29 june 2001 14:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- UNICEF Friday emphasised that because the behaviours which young people lead are key to conquering HIV/AIDS, they have the right to know the facts about the disease so that they can take responsibility for their lives. Full text...

  • Mozambique expects concrete actions on AIDS
    29 june 2001 08:00:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Mozambican Health Minister Francisco Songane has said that he expects concrete actions from the just ended special session of the UN General Assembly on HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Senegal: Africa's HIV/AIDS success story
    28 june 2001 19:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, a country with an HIV/AIDS prevalence rate under 2 per cent and among the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa, has explained the country's success story against the pandemic on an early awareness and prevention campaign. Full text...

  • Mbeki under fire again for AIDS comments
    28 june 2001 18:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) said the country's fight against AIDS took another step backwards on Wednesday when President Thabo Mbeki again expressed doubts about the existence of the epidemic. Full text...

  • MPs Want Government to Use Dormant Accounts to Fight Aids
    28 june 2001 17:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Members of Parliament urged the government Thursday to access all dormant bank accounts and use the money to fight the Aids scourge. Full text...

  • UN meeting issues global strategy for tackling AIDS
    27 june 2001 23:07:00
    New York- United States (PANA) -- Political and business leaders and representatives of civil society organisations concluded a three-day meeting on AIDS at the UN Wednesday, with a blueprint to guide international efforts in the fight against the epidemic. Full text...

  • HIV infection among Botswana mothers said going down
    27 june 2001 21:32:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A report by Botswana's Parliamentary select Committee has revealed that HIV/AIDS prevalence among young mothers is stabilising and even declining in the country. Full text...

  • Tanzania Hopes to Reverse Spread of AIDS in Five Years
    27 june 2001 19:58:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa has said that his country should be able to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS in the next five years, given the current level of national mobilisation against the disease. Full text...

  • Tanzania accuses rich nations of doing little for Africa
    27 june 2001 07:41:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa has told the ongoing UN General Assembly special session on Aids that it is practically impossible for poor developing countries to develop capacity for treating all sexually transmitted infections and for HIV testing and counselling. Full text...

  • Matsuura sues for medicare alongside AIDS prevention
    26 june 2001 20:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At the 4th international congress on medical progress and quality of life in the 21st Century, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura last Monday decried unequal access to medical care, and stressed his organisation's role in education on AIDS prevention. Full text...

  • Mbeki disappoints opposition party
    26 june 2001 15:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance party has expressed disappointment that President Thabo Mbeki will not attend the UN General Assembly session on AIDS under way in New York. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevention study underway in Uganda
    26 june 2001 14:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Pfizer Foundation has plans to fund a study in Uganda to determine which preventive measures have been most effective in curbing HIV infection. Full text...

  • World must do more to tackle AIDS crisis, says UNDP
    26 june 2001 14:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown has urged world leaders to use their full capacity to do more to tackle the alarming spread of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Kenya dismisses rights body report on orphans
    26 june 2001 12:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities have dismissed as "baseless and inaccurate" a report, attributed to the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), alleging that some one million AIDS orphans in the east African nation were neglected and did not receive adequate protection from the state. Full text...

  • Sero-positive Senegalese undergo anti-retroviral treatment
    25 june 2001 22:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Health authorities in Dakar Monday said some 232 Senegalese citizens living with the AIDS virus benefit from anti-retroviral treatment. Full text...

  • Senegal affirms commitment to fight against HIV/AIDS
    25 june 2001 21:58:00
    New York- USA (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade affirmed Monday that his country would bring in its experience and the expertise of its researchers to beef up global efforts at containing HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Sub-Saharan countries to boost AIDS treatment
    25 june 2001 17:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Some 40 sub-Saharan countries are among 58 countries worldwide that have expressed interest in gaining access to lower-price drugs - including treatments for opportunistic infections and antiretroviral therapy, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, said Monday. Full text...

  • Health minister represents Pretoria at UNAIDS session
    25 june 2001 10:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is leading the South African delegation to the special UN General Assembly session on AIDS, which begins Monday in New York. Full text...

  • Vice-President leads Burundi's team to UN AIDS Session
    24 june 2001 18:46:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Second Vice-President Mathias Sinamenye, is leading Burundi's delegation to the UN General Assembly's Special Session on AIDS, which opens in New York Monday. Full text...

  • Vice-President leads Burundi's team to UN AIDS Session
    24 june 2001 18:45:00
    Bujumbura (PANA) -- Second Vice-President Mathias Sinamenye, is leading Burundi's delegation to the UN General Assembly's Special Session on AIDS, which opens in New York Monday. Full text...

  • Africa to make strong representation at UN AIDS meeting
    24 june 2001 15:55:00
    New York- United States (PANA) -- With 17 of its Heads of State and government scheduled to attend the UN General Assembly special session on HIV/AIDS, Africa would have the strongest representation at the three-day event opening Monday in New York. Full text...

  • World Bank to grant Benin NGOs 120 million FCFA
    24 june 2001 15:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin and the World Bank have signed a financial agreement for the disbursement of 120 million francs CFA (1 US dollar = 750 FCFA) destined for HIV/AIDS NGOs working in rural areas. Full text...

  • Benin delegation leaves for HIV/AIDS meeting
    24 june 2001 15:00:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A high-level delegation led by Planning minister Bruno Amoussou, left Benin Saturday for New York to attend the UN General Assembly's special session on HIV/AIDS billed for 25-27 June. Full text...

  • Cape Verde to get AIDS control plan
    22 june 2001 14:39:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Health authorities in Cape Verde have started developing a national plan to control HIV/AIDS for the period 2002-2006, official sources said. Full text...

  • Kenya's Moi off to US for AIDS forum
    22 june 2001 08:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi last evening left for New York, to attend the 26 session of the UN General Assembly on HIV/AIDS, slated for 25-27 June. Full text...

  • MOCUMBI wants frank discussion on adolescent sexuality
    21 june 2001 22:07:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi has warned that unless political leaders deal frankly with questions of adolescent sexuality, there can be little hope of stopping the spread of the lethal disease AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • Namibian teachers coercing schoolgirls
    21 june 2001 21:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Aids is no longer a health issue alone, but indeed a developmental issue, the director of Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL), Frances van Wyk, said Thursday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence low, but disaster looms in the Comoros
    21 june 2001 13:51:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- As countries prepare for the AIDS conference in New York, Comoros (to be represented by Prime Minister Hamada Madi Bolero) does not appear to shown much interest in the fight against the pandemic. Full text...

  • UN convenes special session on HIV/AIDS
    21 june 2001 07:31:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The UN General Assembly will on Thursday convene a special session on HIV/AIDS in New York, USA. Full text...

  • HRW urges frank language at UN conference on AIDS
    20 june 2001 23:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- If government censors get their way at next week's UN conference on HIV/AIDS, the denial and discrimination that have helped spread the disease will continue unabated, Human Rights Watch charged Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cotonou paediatric ward records over 16,0000 HIV cases
    20 june 2001 22:14:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou teaching hospital's paediatric ward accounted for 16,071 out of the 25,307 cases HIV/AIDS among children born in Benin's economic capital. Full text...

  • Niger journalists attend seminar on AIDS prevention
    20 june 2001 14:25:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's public and private radio journalists Tuesday underwent a day-long training programme to help them improve their knowledge of the HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Guinean NGOs network against HIV/AIDS
    20 june 2001 08:03:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Some twenty NGOs in Conakry, Guinea have joint ranks to fight HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in the country. Full text...

  • HIV infection rate up in camps of displaced persons
    18 june 2001 22:47:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Concentration of displaced persons in camps and promiscuity are blamed for the increasing rate of HIV infection in Burundi's population. Full text...

  • AIDS causes high mortality rates in Kavango
    18 june 2001 20:55:00
    Rundu- Namibia (PANA) -- AIDS has turned into a major killer in Namibia's Kavango region where it has rapidly increased mainly among people aged between 15-45 years. Full text...

  • Kenya to train public servants on AIDS
    18 june 2001 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Public service officers in Kenya are to be drilled in dealing with new challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • Ghanaian doctor warns AIDS patients off spiritual healers
    18 june 2001 16:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian medical doctor has cautioned patients against turning to spiritual healers, warning that such clerics do not have the cure for HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Bulgarian AIDS trial postponed again
    18 june 2001 09:19:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The trial of six Bulgarians - one doctor and five nurses - accused of contaminating 410 Libyan children with AIDS at the Benghazi paediatric hospital, 1050 km east of Tripoli, has been postponed to 22 September. Full text...

  • Bulgarians in court for HIV contamination
    17 june 2001 16:48:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Lawyers defending six Bulgarian health personnel and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting more than 400 Libyan children with HIV were expected to wind-up their submission Sunday in the Libyan People's Court. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso sets up network AIDS sufferers
    16 june 2001 19:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A national network composed essentially of persons living with HIV/AIDS, was Saturday set up in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at the end of a forum advocating greater involvement of patients in the fight against HIV. Full text...

  • Senegalese Pharmacists want access to anti-retrovirals
    15 june 2001 22:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The chairman of the National Order of Pharmacists in Senegal, has appealed for pharmacists across the country to have access to anti-retrovirals (ARV) in order to make them available to needy citizens. Full text...

  • Senegal moves against stigma of AIDS sufferers
    15 june 2001 19:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Health minister Awa Marie Coll Seck will on Saturday in Dakar launch an initiative dubbed 'Secure the Future,' directed at the plight of HIV/AIDS sufferers across West Africa. Full text...

  • Survey finds HIV/AIDS a serious problem in Niger
    15 june 2001 18:58:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- At least 60 percent of people sampled in a survey in Niger recognised the HIV/AIDS pandemic as the most serious public health problem in the country after Malaria, Meningitis and Measles. Full text...

  • Niger launches HIV/AIDS sensitisation campaign
    14 june 2001 21:48:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger has launched an information and sensitisation campaign on HIV/AIDS with officials urging the press and NGOs to join efforts at educating the public on preventive measures. Full text...

  • Doctor says AIDS solution may rest in ecosystem
    14 june 2001 08:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian doctor has described HIV/AIDS as a national disaster which requires a research also in forests and ecosystems. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS: both a health problem and a societal virus
    13 june 2001 23:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- At the ongoing OAU-Civil Society conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a guest speaker Wednesday asserted that the HIV/AIDS pandemic was not simply a health problem but also an obstacle to economic development and social advancement. Full text...

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