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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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AIDS response is leaving African men behind

Nairobi. Mention gender inequality in AIDS and the fact that more women than men live with HIV pops up. But another, rarely spoken about gendered difference is proving lethal to men with HIV.

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Africa Analysis: Getting combination tools to fight HIV

One of the most challenging aspects of fighting Sub-Saharan Africa’s devastating HIV epidemic has been finding ways for women — who are most at risk of catching the virus — to protect themselves.

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War-ravaged South Sudan struggles to contain AIDS

Juba – Dressed in a flowered African print kitenge and a blue head scarf, Sabur Samson, 27, sits pensively at the HIV centre at Maridi Civil Hospital in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state. Today she paid 20 South Sudanese pounds (about six dollars) for a bodaboda (motorbike taxi) ride to the centre and will have to skimp on food in the next days.

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The young, female face of HIV in east and southern Africa

Nairobi – Experts are raising alarm that years of HIV interventions throughout Africa have failed to stop infection among young women 15 to 24 years old.

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Factsheet: The leading causes of death in Africa

By World Health Organisation (WHO) figures, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa claimed 3,338 lives between the week of 30 December and the week of 28 September. Though the virulence and rapid spread of the Ebola virus are major causes of concern, it is important to understand the mortality figures in the broader sub-Saharan African context.

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