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Bolivian minister breaks citizen’s HIV status confidentiality

HIV activists are in uproar following the Bolivian Minister of Health’s disclosure during a press conference of the HIV status of a Bolivian citizen. more
January 15, 2015 Filed under HIV and human rights 1 Comments

Who’s to blame for misuse of HIV drugs in Kenya?

Reports of sex workers misusing HIV drugs have left activists wondering if the government invested enough in HIV education before purchasing medicine, worth 4 billion Kenyan shilling. more
January 5, 2015 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Young people must ‘rise up and be counted’ in HIV response

A Zambian government minister is raising awareness of the urgent need to include young people living with HIV in the response to the epidemic. more
December 17, 2014 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

Condom rebrand vital to curb new HIV infections among Malawi’s youth

Condoms have become increasingly unpopular among young people in Malawi, contributing to high HIV transmission rates. more
December 15, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Young people needed to tackle HIV in Zambia

Around 72 new HIV infections are recorded every day among Zambian youths and adolescents, which translates to three per hour, according to UNICEF. more
December 9, 2014 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

Hope for the co-infected with HIV and killer parasitic disease

The search for new treatment for patients co-infected with HIV and kala-azar is in its early stages, but researchers are certain a drug to treat the condition could be found in 2015. more
December 5, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Cuba reforms its HIV treatment protocol

The Cuban health services are taking a great step forward in their response to HIV bringing in the latest antiretroviral treatments and expanding therapeutic treatment to reach a further 5,000 people. more
November 28, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Government urges Zimbabweans to know their status

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care has launched a new HIV testing and counselling campaign, amid concerns that the current uptake of these services is too low. more
November 27, 2014 0 Comments