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A Wind of Hope in an AIDS-Racked Kenyan Desert Town

In the Kenyan desert town of Isiolo, Khadija Rama founded the Pepo la Tumaini Jangwani program, Swahili for "Wind of Hope in the Desert." Her group distributes antiretroviral drugs, counsels HIV patients, runs a school for AIDS orphans, and offers a ...

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Los Angeles Times Profiles Kenyan Catholic Youth Organization's AIDS Messages in Light of Church's Ban on Condoms

The Los Angeles Times on Sunday profiled the Fish Youth Center, a Catholic youth organization in Kisumu, Kenya, where "condoms are no longer a matter of morality or theological doctrine" but "a question of survival." The Fish group in the 1990s began...

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution Examines CDC Clean Water Initiative That Uses Women's AIDS Groups to Distribute Products in Kenya

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday examined a CDC initiative promoting access to clean water in Kenya's Nyanza province, which has the country's highest HIV prevalence. Children under age five and adults with weakened immune systems who li...

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An International Exchange: From Africa to Georgia

On September 29, AIDS Survival Project hosted a delegation of visitors from three countries in Africa -- Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The group, all members of parliament in their respective governments, had come to the United States on a fact-...

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Kenyan Program Helps Women Become Financially Independent Through Product Sales to HIV-Positive People

A Kenyan program operated by the Society for Women and AIDS in Kenya is helping women in the country become financially independent by equipping them to sell specialty items for HIV-positive people, such as products to treat skin infections and diarr...

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Some 4,000 Kenyan Women to Meet Friday to Discuss HIV/AIDS

Some 4,000 Kenyan women are gathering Friday in Nairobi for the first national conference addressing AIDS issues. Topics at the three-day meeting will include proposed parliamentary bills on HIV/AIDS and women's rights and women's role in fighting HI...

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Kenya: Permissive African Sexual Traditions Spread AIDS

Men in the remote Kenyan town of Isiolo have long had sex with young virgins to purge themselves of afflictions or curses. The community practices a mix of Muslim and traditional African beliefs. Illiteracy is high, and AIDS is subject to stigma and ...

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Kenyan Prostitutes Offer Hope for AIDS Vaccine

A group of prostitutes in Nairobi's Majengo red-light district have remained HIV-negative despite long exposure to HIV-positive men. Scientists studying the group of women hope to discover what has kept the women HIV-negative and use their findings t...

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HHS Secretary Thompson Dedicates HIV/AIDS Field Lab in Kenya

HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson on Thursday while visiting Kenya with a U.S. delegation of lawmakers, business people and religious groups dedicated a new $6.4 million HIV/AIDS field laboratory, the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Russell, San Francis...

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Kenya: African Men Urged to Shun Practices That Expose Women to AIDS

Health experts and political figures from five African nations participated in a Commonwealth workshop last week in Nairobi that addressed men's role in stopping the spread of HIV. The conferees urged African men to reject practices such as polygamy,...