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Plan for Poorer Countries to Fund HIV Response Raises Concerns

UNITED NATIONS – Calls for low and middle income countries to contribute an additional 6.1 billion dollars to the global HIV response by 2020 could see some vulnerable groups left behind, said HIV activists meeting at the United Nations last week.

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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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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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Nigeria wakes up to its AIDS threat

Nigeria acts to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission from mothers to babies, as it accounts for one third of new infections amongst children in sub-Saharan Africa’s twenty worst-hit countries.

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Zambia makes progress in preventing the transmission of HIV from mother to child

Lusaka – Chisha Mutale reports from Lusaka that substantial progress has been made against the transmission of HIV from mother to child by the the Zambian government and its cooperating partners.

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