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Malawi: Health Activists Fear Impact of HIV/AIDS Funding Cut

In Malawi, advocates are concerned about the rejection of the nation's application for nearly $600 million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

Malawi's proposal for 2011-16 focused on scaling up mother-to-child HIV prevention and mal...

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Kenya: AIDS -- The Lazarus Effect

In rural western Kenya, the effects of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy can be seen in improving household economics, researchers say.

"The 'Lazarus effect' is I think an effect that's been coined by medical professionals to describe this sort of pullin...

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New York City Radio DJ Suspended After HIV Remark: A Blog Entry by Warren Tong

New York City radio station Hot 97 has indefinitely suspended one of its DJs, Cipha Sounds, following outrage over a controversial joke he made on the air on Dec. 17. During his morning show last Friday, Cipha Sounds, whose real name is Luis Diaz, t...

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Following On-Air Slur, Haitian Community and Allies Blast HOT 97 Outside Studio

A coalition of Haitian community groups, AIDS activists and politicians are calling for the immediate termination of HOT 97 DJ Luis Diaz following a disparaging radio statement he made about Haitian women on Friday.

"Use your airwaves to educate, no...

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Nigeria Records Positive Results in Battle Against HIV/AIDS

Nigeria is "recording a number of positive results in the battle against HIV and AIDS," Dame Patience Jonathan, the country's first lady, said in World AIDS Day remarks. "These results include an increase in the level of awareness [of] the virus. T...

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United Kingdom: AIDS "Fatigue" May Cause Lack of Funds, Former UNAIDS Head Says

The success in curbing HIV infections globally has engendered a dangerous complacency in the fight against the epidemic, the former head of UNAIDS said recently in an interview in London. "There is clearly AIDS fatigue," said Dr. Peter Piot, director...

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Canada: 170 Patients Tested for HIV and Hepatitis

Health officials are urging 173 patients who underwent endoscopy procedures at the Hinton Healthcare Center to get tested for HIV and hepatitis after it was discovered that an employee there reused syringes, possibly contaminating medication.

Dr. Ka...

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Norway Best, Zimbabwe Worst Places to Live: UN

The UN Development Program on Thursday released its latest human development index, which rated Norway, Australia, and New Zealand as the best countries in the world in which to live. At the other end of the scale were Niger, the Democratic Republic ...

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The MTV Drama Raising HIV Awareness in Africa

Debuting last year, an MTV soap opera set and filmed in Nairobi, Kenya, follows a group of students in the era of AIDS. The bold, cutting-edge style of "Shuga" distinguishes it from many other television shows in Africa, and its non-preachy reflectio...

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California: Despite Arrests, Allen Temple Plans to Return to Zimbabwe

It has been just five weeks since they were released from jail in Zimbabwe, but already four members of the AIDS ministry at Oakland's Allen Temple Baptist Church are planning their return to the southern African nation. The advocates blamed their ar...