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Australia: Half-Hour HIV Test to Reduce Infection Risk

A new HIV test that provides results in 30 minutes while the patient waits has been approved for marketing in Australia, according to Health Minister Tanya Plibersek. The new test, requiring only a finger prick of blood, is a preliminary screening on...

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Nepal: Campaign to Curb TB Infection Among HIV Infected Launched

The government of Nepal recently began a national campaign to prevent persons with HIV infection from contracting TB by distributing isoniazid, an anti-tuberculosis drug, to HIV-infected persons. The program began at the Western Regional Hospital, in...

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AIDS-Free Generation? The View From Canada

Recent advancements in our understanding of HIV transmission, treatment, prevention and testing are changing the landscape of our response to HIV and generating a significant amount of optimism. The buzz at the International AIDS Conference this past...

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Ghana: Children to Learn More About HIV/AIDS Through Music

On World AIDS Day, December 1, Kaylers Communications will present a free HIV/AIDS awareness concert for schoolchildren and the general public in Accra, Ghana. The event will also feature a variety of HIV/AIDS-themed short theatrical displays, music,...

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Zimbabwe: HIV Prevalence in Donated Blood Down

In Zimbabwe, the prevalence of HIV in donated blood has decreased over the past years from a high of 2 percent of the collected blood to a low of 0.7 percent, according to Zamile Musekiwa, a finance and administration manager with the National Blood ...

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Nigeria: NACA, Partners Tackle Funding Gaps, HIV/AIDS Vaccine Plan Implementation

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS and partners have convened a validation meeting to work on an operational plan that would facilitate the implementation of the recently launched National HIV Vaccine Plan. They are determined to bridge the ...

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Zimbabwean AIDS Activists March to National AIDS Council Demanding Accountability for AIDS Levy Funds

AIDS activists in Zimbabwe this week marched to the Harare headquarters of the country's National AIDS Council (NAC) and "demand\ed] the government account for millions of dollars it is raising through an AIDS-related tax," [VOA News reports. Zimbab...

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From Botswana to Chicago, Refugees Fight Stigma

Seeking refuge in a Botswana camp, a Somali woman found no peace.

Known to be HIV-positive, she was subjected to ridicule and threats from her refugee camp neighbors. Stones rained down upon her roof at night.

It was but one striking example of how...

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Australia: Liberals to Campaign on Jail Needle Exchange

Australian Capital Territory officials plan soon to launch a pilot trial of the nation's first prison-based needle-exchange program. With the Oct. 20 ACT election looming, however, the NEP is likely to be highlighted as a policy difference between th...

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As Global AIDS Conference Gets Under Way, Jamaican Activists Seek More Robust Focus

The non-governmental group Eve for Life has launched a new campaign, "Eve Teens Stories," to raise awareness about Jamaican women and girls living with HIV/AIDS. At the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, EFL is premiering a 20-minute f...