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Burma Shuts HIV/AIDS Shelter After Suu Kyi Visit

One day after it was visited by newly freed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a shelter housing HIV/AIDS patients was shut down by Burmese authorities. More than 600 people were on hand to cheer Wednesday's visit by Suu Kyi, who promised to help the...

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Burma: Suu Kyi Visits HIV-Positive Patients

Just four days after her release from house arrest, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday visited about 120 HIV patients and pleaded their case for more assistance. "Please help them. Donate money to them," she told a cheering crowd of about...

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Burma: HIV on the Rise Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Stigma against men who have sex with men (MSM) has complicated efforts to limit the spread of HIV in Burma (Myanmar). According to official data, HIV prevalence among MSM in Burma was 29.3 percent as of 2008, or 42 times higher than the national adul...

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Asia Pacific: AIDS Grants Tackle Gay HIV Spread

Australia recently pledged to provide $3 million (US $2.65 million) over the next three years for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Asia Pacific region. The AusAid grant will target Indonesia, Burma and Papua New Guinea. Cri...

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World Food Program to Aid Myanmar's Anti-AIDS Project

The World Food Program is planning to extend aid to the two-year AIDS Project of Myanmar, the Myanmar Times reported Monday. The $9 million AIDS project will focus on providing AIDS patients with nutritional food. The project would first be launched ...

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Britain Gives $15.7 Million to Fight AIDS in Myanmar

Britain will give $15.7 million for an HIV/AIDS prevention and care initiative in Myanmar being implemented by nongovernmental organizations, officials said Monday. The three-year program's cost is estimated at $51 million, according to British Embas...

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Myanmar Stresses Impossibility of Total Eradication of TB

Despite the application of new treatment tactics, Myanmar Health Minister Kyaw Myint has expressed strong doubts about Myanmar's total eradication of TB anytime soon. Speaking last week at a meeting jointly sponsored by World Health Organization and ...