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World Cup 2010: sport stars join HIV/AIDS fight

When the biggest names in soccer arrive in South Africa within the next few days, winning the World Cup will not be their only mission. While the likes of Matthew Booth, Teko Modise, Lionel Messi and Thierry Henri will display their football talents on the field, they will also lend their voices to a worthy cause off the pitch.

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Africa: Lost funding means lost lives

JOHANNESBURG - As donors retreat from funding HIV and AIDS programmes, years of progress in HIV treatment are under threat and the lives of HIV-positive people are increasingly on the line, according to a new report by the international medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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“Malawi sentence will set back AIDS”

The conviction and sentencing of two men in Malawi based on their sexual orientation presents a serious threat to the country’s AIDS response, according to the Global Fund. Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were this week sentenced to 14 years in prison with hard labour for “indecent practices between males” and “unnatural offences.”

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Swaziland: Mobile clinics in cash crunch

MBABANE – Mobile clinics for HIV patients have been benefiting entire communities in rural Swaziland, but tight budgets have scuppered plans to expand the project, or even sustain a fleet of just two vehicles.

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SA: Zuma launches health campaign by disclosing HIV status

Apr26

JOHANNESBURG — President Jacob Zuma ‘s public declaration of his HIV-negative status yesterday was a positive effort that could help the fight against HIV/AIDS in SA, Athol Trollip, leader of the Democratic Alliance in Parliament, said yesterday.

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Burundi: companies challenge AIDS

Burundian firms take charge of their employees’ HIV-AIDS treatment. Results are evident: opportunistic infections and rates of work absence are decreasing and workers’ productivity rises.

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