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25 Jul 2012 description
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WASHINGTON DC, 25 July 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - While global HIV funding has stayed flat in recent years, poorer countries have quietly been putting more of their own money into financing the HIV response. "Something very interesting has been happening" in Africa, Bernhard Schwartländer, director of strategy at UNAIDS told a plenary session at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington DC.

19 Jul 2012 description
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NAIROBI, 19 July 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - Many sub-Saharan African nations - traditionally the beneficiaries of international HIV funding - are gradually increasing their financial contributions to the fight against the virus, boosting the number of people on treatment to record highs according to a new UNAIDS report, Together We Will End AIDS [ http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/togetherwewillendaids/ ], released on 18 July.

08 Dec 2010 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 8 December 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - "Why, if condoms are available, is AIDS still spreading in Africa?" asks Elkana Ong'esa, an elderly Kenyan man in the new documentary, Protection: Men and condoms in the time of HIV and AIDS.

"Because AIDS has not been sufficiently explained to people," replies a young man participating in a baraza (community meeting) called to discuss the devastating impact HIV is having on their village.

Instead of experts and NGO workers providing facts and advice, Protection [

21 Oct 2010 description
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NAIROBI, 21 octobre 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - Une récente étude sur l'impact des viols de masse sur l'incidence du VIH dans les pays touchés par des conflits a souligné le besoin d'offrir de meilleurs soins de santé aux victimes de viols.

Publiée dans AIDS, la revue officielle de l'International AIDS Society, l'étude, intitulée « Assessing the Impact of Mass Rape on the Incidence of HIV in Conflict-affected Countries » [

19 Oct 2010 description
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NAIROBI, 19 October 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - Recent research into the effect of mass rape on HIV in conflict situations has highlighted the need for better post-rape care services for affected women and girls.

Published in AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society, the study, entitled Assessing the Impact of Mass Rape on the Incidence of HIV in Conflict-affected Countries, found that mass rape could cause about five new HIV infections per 100,000 females per year in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sudan, Somalia and Sierra Leone, double that number in Burundi and …

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 …

04 Apr 2007 description
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FREETOWN, 4 April 2007 (PLUSNEWS) - Thousands of women recently marched against sexual violence in the main streets of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, as part of a new initiative to end all violence against women; girls as young as 10 years took part in the demonstration that blocked traffic in many parts of the city.

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, in conjunction with more than 30 women's rights groups, launched an extensive information campaign against the sexual violence that has often been linked to HIV/AIDS among women in this postwar …

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?

19 Sep 2005 description
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