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07 Jul 2010 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 7 July 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - Until just over a year ago, people living in Dukwi, a remote refugee camp about 200km from Francistown, Botswana's second city, were burying other residents who had died from AIDS-related illnesses at the rate of about five a month.

Botswana was the first country in southern Africa to roll out an antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme, which now has almost universal coverage, but is among the last to include its relatively small refugee population.

After years of lobbying by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and local AIDS and human rights …

30 Nov 2009 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 30 November 2009 (PlusNews) - The theme for World AIDS Day 2009 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights', and the efforts of the continent's developing countries to reach some of the key indicators of universal access are under closer scrutiny than ever. Will they do it?

In December 2005 the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) adopted a resolution to assist governments, civil society and NGOs in "scaling up HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, with the aim of coming as close as possible to the goal of universal access …

06 Sep 2007 description
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LUANDA, 6 September 2007 (PLUSNEWS) - Luanda Sanatorium Hospital, which has a reputation as being Angola's leading tuberculosis (TB) treatment centre, should be a place of relief and recovery for patients with the disease in the capital, Luanda.

25 Oct 2006 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 25 October (PLUSNEWS) - Conflict and displacement translate into high numbers of HIV infections, fuelling the global epidemic. Or does it?

13 Jul 2004 description
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30 Jan 2004 description
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LUANDA, 30 January (PLUSNEWS) - The development agency, Christian Aid, is stepping up a campaign to get church and faith leaders to join the fight against the rising incidence of HIV/AIDS in Angola.

18 Nov 2003 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 18 November (PLUSNEWS) - As a prevention and vulnerability advisor, Aurorita Mendoza is responsible for addressing the prevention needs of some of the population groups hardest-hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Young people, who account for half of all new adult infections, were the focus of Mendoza's recent trip to Southern Africa, where she attended a consultative meeting on the Southern African Youth (SAY) on AIDS initiatives.

17 Dec 2002 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 17 December (PLUSNEWS) - After 27 years of civil war, the focus on HIV/AIDS is relatively "new" in Angola and the impact of the epidemic has not yet been fully calculated.

25 Jun 2001 description
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[This report is the first in a series of five special features produced by IRIN's PlusNews service to coincide with the UN General Assembly's Special Session on HIV/AIDS from 25-27 June]