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Views From the Front Lines: STOP HIV/AIDS

We asked three people to share their views on British Columbia's innovative STOP HIV/AIDS Project:

Chris Buchner -- Regional Director of Prevention, Vancouver Coastal Health Sam Milligan -- HIV Nurse, Central Interior Native Health Society, Prince...

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Guardian Examines Swaziland's HIV Epidemic

The Guardian examines the HIV epidemic in Swaziland, writing, "While neighboring countries have made inroads against the disease, the mountain kingdom of one million people continues to suffer setbacks, partly due to cultural norms around sexuality b...

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Malaysian Mosque Is Also a Methadone Clinic

In 2010, Malaysia's Ar-Rahman became the world's first mosque to house a methadone program, according to the World Health Organization.

With 170,000 injecting drug users, and drug injection the leading cause for HIV transmission, Malaysia's new HIV ...

HIV-Positive Zimbabwean Woman Laced Child's Porridge With Menstrual Blood: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img

HIV-Positive Zimbabwean Woman Laced Child's Porridge With Menstrual Blood: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"So this has got to be one of the most disgusting stories I've ever heard. HIV criminalization is wrong, but this woman intentionally wanted to spread HIV. There is a difference between the two."

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Uganda Faces Condom Shortage as Demand Soars

An increase in demand for condoms is causing Uganda to face a supply shortage, a top Ministry of Health official said recently. Zainab Akol, the ministry's manager of the AIDS Control Program, said the east African nation needs about 3 billion condom...

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Kenya: Instant Infant HIV Diagnosis to Be Rolled Out in Rural Areas

Last year, students at Kenya's Strathmore University began software development on a database system to help speed up the delivery of HIV test results for infants in remote areas. Diagnosis within six weeks of birth ensures the timely initiation of a...

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Thailand: Survey Shows Many Youngsters Not Practicing Safe Sex

A recent survey of 1,014 young people in Bangkok indicates 31 percent have been sexually active. Of the 12- to 24-year-olds polled, some boys reported having had their first sexual experience at age 12, while the youngest for girls was 13. Just 53.2 ...

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Jordan Deports Five HIV-Positive Libyan Patients

A health ministry official said Tuesday that Jordan has deported five Libyan patients after learning they were HIV-positive. In the wake of months of fighting that ended the regime of Moamer Kadhafi in October, thousands of Libyans have undergone tre...

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Canada: New Hope for People With HIV/AIDS

Northern Ontario's HIV/AIDS Extended Network (HAVEN) program marked its 20th anniversary Monday. HAVEN currently provides HIV-related services to 230 people in the region. Since its founding in 1992, the program has assisted some 800 clients.

Judy L...

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Working in Kazakhstan to End HIV Stigma, Discrimination

In this post on USAID's "IMPACTblog," Erin McKee, USAID mission director for the Central Asian Republics, recounts a discussion roundtable with people "on the front lines" in the battle against HIV/AIDS in Kazakhstan. She writes, "I was honored to sh...