AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • Zambia targets young men in HIV/AIDS fight
    30 july 2001 13:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A health expert in Zambia Monday in Lusaka called for effective implementation of programmes targeting young men in fighting HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • UN envoy hails anti-AIDS efforts
    29 july 2001 15:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The UN Secretary-General's special envoy on HIV/AIDS has hailed Nigeria's efforts at combating the disease, saying such efforts had not been matched by any other African country. Full text...

  • West African nations establish corridor against AIDS
    29 july 2001 14:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The West African nations of Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and Cote d'Ivoire have decided to join efforts to effectively control AIDS by setting up a health corridor at their respective borders. Full text...

  • UNAIDS to test Chinese HIV/AIDS 'cure drug'
    29 july 2001 11:33:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN HIV/AIDS umbrella body, UNAIDS, is to arrange for the scientific testing of an AIDS cure drug now being tried in Zambia by a Chinese medical doctor. Full text...

  • Patients protest delay in ordering anti-retrovirals
    29 july 2001 10:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- People living with HIV/AIDS in Addis Ababa Sunday threatened to stage a protest march in the Ethiopian capital to publicly express disappointment over the government's delay in providing medicines that prolong the lives of persons living with the deadly virus. Full text...

  • Minister cum herbalist confirms working on HIV/AIDS treatment
    27 july 2001 21:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Public Works minister Stella Sicau this week confirmed that she was concocting traditional medicine to treat HIV/AIDS sufferers. Full text...

  • AIDS conference in Afrikaans in the pipeline
    26 july 2001 21:17:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian NGO, Catholic AIDS Action, is to host an AIDS conference in the Afrikaans language, the first of its kind in the country. Full text...

  • Clinical trials on HIV/AIDS herbal preparations end
    26 july 2001 20:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has completed clinical tests on HIV/AIDS herbal preparations, Nana Offei Agyen-Tutu III, Head of the Traditional and Alternative Medicines Directorate (TAMD) of Health Ministry, said Thursday. Full text...

  • Internet AIDS database launched
    26 july 2001 18:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Nairobi-based organisation, ATCnet, has launched an Internet database on the African health and HIV/AIDS crisis. Full text...

  • Britain funds partnership against AIDS in Africa
    26 july 2001 17:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID), in consultation with the joint UNAIDS programme on HIV-AIDS, Thursday awarded a contract worth more than 23 million pounds to Action Aid in support of the international partnership against Aids in Africa. Full text...

  • Sex workers to attend workshop on AIDS control
    26 july 2001 16:42:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Sex workers will be among participants of a three-day workshop on planning programmes to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission in the Abidjan-Lagos migration corridor. Full text...

  • Nigeria begins using anti-retrovirials in September
    26 july 2001 11:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's increasingly serious fight against HIV/AIDS pandemic is set to move to a crucial stage with the scheduled start of the government-supervised use of anti-retroviral drugs in the country from September. Full text...

  • UNMEE staff, Eritrean military take lessons on HIV/AIDS
    24 july 2001 19:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A training-of-trainers (TOT) course on prevention against HIV/AIDS in underway in Asmara for personnel of the UN Mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) and members of the Eritrean Defence Force. Full text...

  • HIV prevalence falls among blood donors
    24 july 2001 14:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The rate of HIV prevalence among blood donors in Cote d'Ivoire has dropped from 8 percent to 0. Full text...

  • Regional workshop on AIDS opens in Abidjan
    23 july 2001 20:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Participants from 20 countries in central and western Africa are Monday attending a regional workshop on mother to child HIV/AIDS transmission in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital. Full text...

  • Group warns against elitism in Global AIDS Trust Fund
    23 july 2001 14:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A Washington-based pressure group, Constituency for Africa, or CFA has warned against the dangers of turning the proposed Global AIDS Trust Fund into an elitist group that would be answerable to a select few. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso seeks action plan against HIV/AIDS
    22 july 2001 19:14:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A national workshop on a plan of action against HIV/AIDS wound up in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso this weekend. Full text...

  • Minister Commissions HIV/AIDS Reference Laboratory
    21 july 2001 17:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's fight against HIV/AIDS has received a boost with the commissioning on Saturday of the country's first national HIV/AIDS reference laboratory by Health Minister Alphonsus Nwosu in Lagos this weekend. Full text...

  • Traditional healers need education on HIV/AIDS
    20 july 2001 21:23:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The head of the Traditional and Alternative Medicines Directorate at the Ministry of Health, Nana Offei Agyen-Tutu III, on Friday called for education of traditional healers about HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Peace Corps pioneers AIDS education of deaf youths
    20 july 2001 21:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Humanitarian associations and government have finally begun the HIV/AIDS education of disabled youths, a long-ignored segment of the population and high-profile anti-AIDS campaigns. Full text...

  • Cape Verde creates AIDS co-ordinating committee
    20 july 2001 20:44:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Authorities in Cape Verde have created an AIDS control co-ordinating committee headed by Prime minister Jose Maria Neves, official sources said in Praia Friday. Full text...

  • UN envoy commends Rwanda's efforts to combat Aids
    20 july 2001 19:42:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on HIV/Aids, Ambassador Stephen Lewis, Friday commended efforts being made by Rwanda to combat the spread of the disease. Full text...

  • Benin women involved in HIV/AIDS control
    20 july 2001 15:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Fifty women undertook a daylong workshop Thursday to discuss ways through which they could help reduce HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. Full text...

  • Tanzania reports success on HIV/AIDS control
    20 july 2001 15:45:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- An official of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) in Tanzania has expressed optimism over the decline OF HIV/AIDS in some parts of the country. Full text...

  • COSATU official, Italian Prime Minister discuss HIV/AIDS
    20 july 2001 12:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), was part of a delegation of international trade unionists who Thursday discussed the HIV/AIDS crisis with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Full text...

  • UNAIDS, IFAD sign co-operation agreement
    18 july 2001 17:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said they hoped to work together to ease the impact of AIDS on rural poverty and insecure livelihoods through joint efforts in promoting sustainable rural development. Full text...

  • Taylor calls for affordable anti-AIDS drugs
    18 july 2001 13:08:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor has called for the provision of affordable anti-AIDS drugs for sufferers of the disease in Liberia. Full text...

  • South Africa focuses on HIV-positive mothers
    18 july 2001 12:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Following the decision by national government on the prevention of mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission, the Gauteng provincial government has launched two pilot sites. Full text...

  • Sudan's HIV/AIDS campaign moves into high gear
    18 july 2001 11:55:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- An NGO coordinating a network on HIV/AIDS in Sudan has resorted to carnivals and street shows to raise public awareness about the pandemic. Full text...

  • Chissano for assessment of AIDS policies
    17 july 2001 22:43:00
    Inhambane- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano on Tuesday stressed the need for a careful assessment of the impact of current policies and actions for the struggle against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS threatens Zambia's human resources - UNDP
    14 july 2001 11:18:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS pandemic is Zambia's main threat to sustaining its human resources, says the 1999-2000 UN Development Programme's Human Development report. Full text...

  • Boxers to take compulsory HIV/AIDS tests
    14 july 2001 10:42:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian boxers would now have to undergo compulsory HIV/AIDS tests before being allowed to participate in the game, the Tanzania Professional Boxing Commission (TPBC) has ruled. Full text...

  • Doctors for Life supports AIDS orphans
    13 july 2001 23:07:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Doctors For Life (DFL) is supporting its first day care centre for AIDS orphans in the Etete area of KwaDukuza, north of Durban. Full text...

  • Uganda embarks on countrywide distribution of AIDS drugs
    13 july 2001 10:41:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda has embarked on a countrywide distribution of anti-retroviral drugs that prolong the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • AIDS council encourages voluntary HIV tests
    13 july 2001 10:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A meeting of the Gauteng AIDS Council on Thursday encouraged pregnant women to go for voluntary HIV-testing as a way of preventing the possible transmission of the lethal virus to the unborn babies. Full text...

  • AIDS reduces Botswana's human development ranking
    12 july 2001 22:40:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's ranking in the UN Human Development assessment has fallen to its lowest position in 16 years due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Full text...

  • All patients have equal rights - NGO
    12 july 2001 21:53:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The newly-elected president of Namibia Network of AIDS Services Organisation (NANASO), Eivalastus Kaaronda, said that people living with HIV/AIDS and those who are not infected with the virus have equal rights. Full text...

  • Planned condom imports sparks debate in Kenya
    12 july 2001 20:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Plans by the government to import 300 million condoms sparked off a furious debate in Nairobi, with President Daniel arap Moi even suggesting that Kenyans abstain from sex for two years. Full text...

  • Nigeria trains health workers on HIV/AIDS drugs
    12 july 2001 19:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government Thursday started a two-day training for medical officers selected to administer the anti-retroviral drugs it recently ordered, the News Agency of Nigeria reported. Full text...

  • Niger assembles data on HIV/AIDS status
    12 july 2001 19:02:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- For the first time since embarking on the fight against HIV/AIDS in 1996, Niger has released data on the actual situation of the pandemic, sources close to the National Programme on AIDS (PNLS) affirmed Wednesday in Niamey. Full text...

  • Labour ministry drafts programme on AIDS
    11 july 2001 20:34:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government has submitted to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) a project proposal to fight against AIDS in the country's productive sector, according to Labour Minister Mario Sevene. Full text...

  • Minister launches HIV/AIDS training course
    11 july 2001 12:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Minister of Social Development, Zola Skweyiya on Wednesday launched the first local capacity-building training course for government planners on HIV/AIDS in Mafikeng. Full text...

  • Scientist awarded for AIDS vaccine work
    11 july 2001 10:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African virologist researching on HIV vaccines, Dr Carolyn Williamson, has won a top award at the World Technology Summit in London for her work. Full text...

  • New hope for HIV-AIDS patients
    10 july 2001 18:43:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Chinese professor Tuesday told a press conference in Lusaka, Zambia that he had developed and manufactured a new retroviral drug against the HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Church supports AIDS intervention measures
    10 july 2001 14:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Orthodox Church would remain committed to supporting the national HIV/AIDS prevention and control measures alongside its apostolic mission, Patriarch Abune Paulos has said. Full text...

  • Tanzanian NGOs network against HIV/AIDS
    09 july 2001 20:29:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian NGOs fighting against HIV/AIDS have formed an umbrella body, the Tanzania Network of HIV/AIDS Service Organisations (TANASO), to coordinate their campaign against the scourge. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS hitting the Armed Forces in Africa
    09 july 2001 19:41:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian Deputy Minister of Defence, Victor Simunja said Monday, that HIV/AIDS is threatening security and military establishments in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Full text...

  • AIDS costs Namibia 37.5 million US dollars in 10 years
    07 july 2001 08:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia spent over 37. Full text...

  • World Bank Approves Credits for AIDS in Burkina Faso, Nigeria
    06 july 2001 21:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The World Bank approved Friday a loan of 90. Full text...

  • Anti-retrovirals to curb the enemy's progress
    06 july 2001 16:53:00
    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...

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