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Botswana’s ARV policy hands foreign prisoners a slow death sentence

In Botswana, persons who are eligible for anti-retroviral (ARV) drug treatment are defined in the health policy as citizens of Botswana who meet the criteria established by the government.

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The Price of Ignoring the Sexuality of Kenya’s HIV-Positive Youth

It all started with a fight, one that would change his life forever. It was in that moment of fighting with another teenage boy that Cedric Owino from the sprawling Mathare slum, one of Kenya’s biggest informal settlements, accidentally discovered that he was HIV positive.

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HIV/AIDS: Drug price cuts secured amid funding fears

JOHANNESBURG – Three international organizations have negotiated reductions on key first- and second-line, and paediatric antiretrovirals (ARVs) that will help countries save at least US$600 million over the next three years.

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Kenya: Protests amid HIV funding shortage

Hundreds of Kenyan AIDS activists held a protest on 18 May in the capital, Nairobi to demand that the government meet its commitment to increase annual health and HIV funding.

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South Africa: Ten years of HIV treatment – a look back

Ten years ago, Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, was the first place to make antiretroviral drugs available to the public sector, marking a milestone in the beginning of the end of AIDS denialism and the fight for treatment in South Africa.

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HIV: ARVs as prevention must move quickly

NAIROBI – A landmark study showing major reductions in HIV transmission among discordant couples due to early treatment may fail to have a significant impact on HIV prevention unless governments and donors are willing to turn the science into action, HIV advocates say.

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