AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • UNAIDS commends DRC for fight against AIDS
    01 december 2008 17:14:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AI DS, has commended the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) "for h aving made progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, " Dr. Full text...

  • Mozambique launches new HIV preventive strategy
    01 december 2008 16:34:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Monday launc hed a new "Strategy to Accelerate Prevention of HIV Infection" in the country. Full text...

  • Koroma urges Sierra Leoneans to know HIV status
    01 december 2008 13:14:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koroma has urged all Sierra Leoneans to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, as the World AIDS Day is observed in the country and around the world. Full text...

  • 'Condom offers 95% protection against HIV if...'
    26 november 2008 13:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Condom, if used properly and consistently, offers 95% protection against HIV, the head of Nigeria's National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Prof. Full text...

  • 'Voluntary annual testing, immediate treatment may slow HIV epidemics'
    26 november 2008 09:07:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- A mathematical model developed by a group of specialists in the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that using annual, universal voluntary HIV testing, followed by immediate Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) - irrespective of clinical stage or CD4 count - reduces new cases by 95% within 10 years. Full text...

  • More pregnant women in Cameroon under ARV therapy
    21 november 2008 16:36:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- Access to the antiretroviral (ARV) drugs by pregnant women in Cameroon has increased considerably, vaulting from 9% in 2006 to 50. Full text...

  • Britain gives Nigeria 100m pounds to fight AIDS
    18 november 2008 07:38:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The British government has pledged to give Nigeria 100 million pounds sterling to lift the African nation's battle against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Botswana tribe to resume make circumcision to fight HIV/AIDS
    16 november 2008 10:18:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Bakgatla tribe of Botswana is to resume its age-long but abandoned tradition of male circumcision, after scientific studies revealed that circumcised males are less likely to be infected with HIV than their uncircumcised counterparts. Full text...

  • Global Fund board approves US$ 2.75 billion to fight AIDS
    10 november 2008 20:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Mond ay announced the board’s approval of 94 new grants, worth US$ 2. Full text...

  • Botswana to focus on male circumcision for HIV/AIDS prevention
    03 november 2008 09:09:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana, one of the countries with the highest HIV prevalence in the world, is focusing on the use of male circumcision as a means of preventing new infections in the country, the local press reported. Full text...

  • Burundi needs US$ 159 million to fight AIDS
    25 october 2008 13:32:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi will need US$159 million over the next five years to roll back the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the country, said the country's Publ i c Health Minister, Dr. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to get US$500m to fight AIDS
    23 october 2008 09:16:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Health authorities in Zimbabwe said Thursday the country would get US$500 million in funding from the Global Fund to fight HIV, AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt plans scholarships for AIDS orphans
    13 october 2008 08:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has announced plans to institute a scholarship initiative for the estimated 1. Full text...

  • Kenya's mass HIV testing drive gives villagers new lease of life
    24 september 2008 16:06:00
    Lurambi- Kenya (PANA) -- Edson Akala has never been so relieved in his lifetime. Full text...

  • NGOs, ACHAP collaborate against HIV/AIDS in Botswana
    17 september 2008 18:02:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Three non-governmental organisations in Botswana hav e joined forces in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic, signing a partnershi p with the African comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP). Full text...

  • Bill underway to protect HIV/AIDS sufferers in Liberia
    05 september 2008 19:11:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian senate is debating a bill, already passe d by the lower chamber -- the House of Representatives -- seeking to protect peo p le living with HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • PANA Correspondent publishes book on HIV/AIDS in Niger
    03 september 2008 16:03:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Pan African News Agency correspondent in Paris, Seidi k Abba, has published in Paris, France, an essay titled "Niger at grips with Aid s : strong and weak points of the national strategy against the pandemic". Full text...

  • Mali, Burkina Faso collaborate against HIV/AIDS
    01 september 2008 19:59:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Health and Social Services Commission of the Parliamen t of the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) recently organised a public awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in the zone of Hérémokono - Koloko at the border between Mali and Burkina Faso, official sources told PANA h e re. Full text...

  • Mali, Burkina Faso collaborate against HIV/AIDS
    01 september 2008 18:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Health and Social Services Commission of the Parliamen t of the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) recently organised a public awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in the zone of Hérémokono - Koloko at the border between Mali and Burkina Faso, official sources told PANA h e re. Full text...

  • Senegal to host 15th international conference on AIDS
    28 august 2008 15:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 15th edition of the international conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) will be held in Dakar, th e Senegalese capital, from 3 to 7 December, organisers told PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • Uganda's efforts to fight on HIV/AIDS prevalence slacken
    21 august 2008 18:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Efforts to contain the HIV/AIDS pandemic seem to be dampening as many countries that had emerged as success stories are recording increasing prevalence rate, Ugandan AIDS Commission officials said. Full text...

  • Swaziland firms take lead in fighting HIV/AIDS in workplaces
    20 august 2008 12:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Some enterprises in Swaziland have been cited as leading examples in bringing the fight against HIV/AIDS to the workplace, according to a new film and report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), to be released Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian church seeks support to fight HIV/AIDS
    12 august 2008 10:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has registered remarkable achievements in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases, according to the church's patriarch, Abune Paulos. Full text...

  • High HIV/AIDS rate in Uganda blamed on extra-marital sex
    11 august 2008 18:30:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Extra marital sex is dealing a negative blow on Uganda' s adult population, as married Ugandans over 30 years have a higher risk of cont r acting HIV /AIDS than their single counterparts, according to the UNAIDS 2008 gl o bal epidemic report. Full text...

  • AIDS advocates blast wealthy nations on funding
    09 august 2008 18:43:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Health advocates at the just-concluded XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico have said the industrialised countries are falling short of their goal of universal HIV treatment by 2010. Full text...

  • Ban: Stigma the biggest hurdle in battle against AIDS
    07 august 2008 23:16:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Prejudice against people living with HIV/AIDS makes them a fraid to speak out and allows the disease to make its deadly impact around the g l obe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Botswana's ex-president launches campaign for HIV-free generation
    06 august 2008 20:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, who won international praise for his battle against the HIV epidemic in his country, has launched “Champions for an HIV-free Generation,” a group of renowned African leaders calling for their peers to rethink and step up efforts to prevent the spread of HIV. Full text...

  • Ghana voices cautious optimism in AIDS war gains
    05 august 2008 20:49:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Managers of Ghana's HIV/AIDS- programme have voiced cautiou s optimism in gains made in the war against the pandemic saying although the pre v alence rate is sliding, it is too early to heave a sigh of relief. Full text...

  • UNAIDS report shows gains in HIV/AIDS prevention
    30 july 2008 16:08:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The number of people killed by AIDS-related deaths reduced for a second straight year in 2007 after rising for more than two decades, due t o intensified global efforts to fight the scourge, according to a UN agency repo r t released here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Anti-retroviral therapy lowers HIV/AIDS cases in Zambia
    30 july 2008 13:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The provision of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) has lower ed HIV/AIDS-related hospital admissions and reduced stress levels among health c a re workers, a study released here has revealed. Full text...

  • Kenyan adults snub condoms, fueling fresh HIV infections
    30 july 2008 08:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More Kenyans are getting infected with the HIV virus even though more than 25 million of them are not aware of their health status. Full text...

  • Germany joins fund to fight AIDS in Mozambique
    29 july 2008 17:42:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Germany Monday joined the Common Fund for the Fight against AIDS in Mozambique and contributed one million euros (about US$ 1. Full text...

  • UN scribe to address International AIDS confab
    24 july 2008 20:31:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says combating AIDS will be a top priority on his first official visit to Mexico, scheduled to begin on 3 August. Full text...

  • Human rights abuses fuelling global HIV epidemic, Rights groups charge
    16 july 2008 14:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Unless governments act to end the human rights abuses fu elling the spread of HIV, little progress will be made towards addressing the gl o bal epidemic, some 400 AIDS and human rights organisations have charged. Full text...

  • Nigeria assures of genuine anti-retroviral drugs
    10 july 2008 07:59:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has dispelled speculations that the anti-retroviral drugs being used in the country may not be as potent as the ones being used in developed countries. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe introduces new AIDS drug
    08 july 2008 14:50:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe said Tuesday it would introduce a new AIDS dr ug to curb HIV-related turberculosis (TB). Full text...

  • UN agency charges Mozambique on resources to fight HIV/AIDS
    07 july 2008 18:07:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique should be able to absorb and make good us e of the existing financial resources allocated for the fight against HIV/AIDS, i f these activities are to be sustainable. Full text...

  • African artists to feature in France AIDS concert
    03 july 2008 18:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian reggae stars Alpha Blondy and Tiken Jah Fakoly, a mong other singers, will perform in a concert here Friday to celebrate the 10th " Solidays" Festival, which proceeds are used every year to finance AIDS control p r ojects in France and about 20 other countries. Full text...

  • Teachers in Zambia hardest hit by HIV/AIDS
    02 july 2008 10:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Secondary School Teachers Union of Zambia (Sestuz) h as said about 600 teachers die annually from HIV/AIDS-related illness. Full text...

  • Civil societies harmonise plans to fight AIDS in Mozambique
    18 june 2008 19:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Civil society organisations united in the fight agai nst HIV/AIDS in Mozambique have expressed their commitment to contribute to harm o nise all national strategies against the pandemic. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence declines in Kenya
    17 june 2008 17:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Kenya has fallen below 6 per cent, a senior executive of international pharmaceutical firm, GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK), said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Shortage of Anti-retroviral drugs hits Congo
    17 june 2008 11:17:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- People living with HIV/AIDS in Congo Tuesday denounc ed the "shortage" of the Anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs), the Congolese state-owned radio announced here. Full text...

  • Official says HIV/AIDS programmes must be sustainable
    16 june 2008 11:08:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Programmes to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic should be sustainable in order to reduce dependence on donors and the vulnerability of cou n tries to any kind of political manipulation or pressure. Full text...

  • Mozambican communities to be involved in fight against AIDS
    13 june 2008 18:58:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican communities should be effectively involve d in the fight against HIV/AIDS since their exclusion could cause some social an d economic instability in the country, the country's association of networks agai n st the pandemic said Friday. Full text...

  • Civil Society critical of Mozambican govt's response to AIDS
    13 june 2008 18:27:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Civil society bodies, affiliated to the Mozambican N etwork of Associations against HIV/AIDS (MONASO), say they are not satisfied wit h the government's response to the epidemic. Full text...

  • Number of Mozambicans receiving HIV/AIDS treatment rises
    12 june 2008 15:29:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The number of HIV-positive Mozambicans receiving the life- prolonging anti-retroviral therapy has risen by over 1,500 per cent within the l a st three years. Full text...

  • More Mozambicans given anti-retroviral drugs
    11 june 2008 20:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- In just over three years, Mozambique has increased the num ber of HIV-positive people receiving the life-prolonging anti-retroviral therapy by over 1,500 per cent. Full text...

  • Ban: Progress made towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment
    11 june 2008 20:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The world has made "important achievements" in its quest t o obtain universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010 demonstrating what can be done where there is sufficient political will, Secreta r y-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Some African cultural practices influence spread AIDS – UN report
    10 june 2008 21:34:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Cultural factors in Africa, including gender inequalit ies, wife inheritance and some sexual practices, need to change and be better un d erstood if the fight against HIV/AIDS is to be more effective, according to a ne w United Nations report. Full text...

  • UNFPA donates 5 million condoms to Congo
    29 may 2008 11:05:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated 5 million male condoms to the National AIDS Control Council(SEP/CNLS) in Congo, an official source here told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

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