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Archbishop Announces Effort to Help Tanzania AIDS Victims

This article was reported by Catholic News Agency. The Catholic News Agency reported that the Catholic Church's Good Samaritan Foundation and California's Gilead Sciences, a research-based biopharmaceutical company, would partner to provide free HIV...

Albinos in Tanzania Murdered or Raped as AIDS "Cure"

Under the Same Sun (UTSS), a Canada-based rights group, is warning that albinos in Tanzania are being killed or raped due to the erroneous belief they offer an AIDS cure. Tanzania has some 1.4 million HIV/AIDS cases in its population of 40.7 million....

Women's Empowerment, Regional Integration, Malaria Prevention Discussed at WEF on Africa

On the second day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, Graca Machel, founder and president of the Foundation for Community Development, called on African governments to implement strategies aimed at empowering women in order to accelerate the...

New HIV/AIDS Initiative in Tanzania Aims to Increase Condom Availability

Condom vending machines will be unveiled on Monday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as part of a six-year pilot HIV prevention initiative in the country, Tanzania's The Citizen reports. Daniel Crapper of Population Services International said, "We are wo...

HIV/AIDS Campaign Launched in Tanzania to Address Issue of Multiple Sex Partners

The group Femina Health Information Project has launched a campaign in Tanzania to raise public awareness about issues surrounding multiple concurrent sex partners in an effort to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, the Guardian/IPP Media reports. The camp...

Tanzanian President Kikwete Calls for Increased Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete on Saturday said that increased efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in the country need to be taken, the Citizen/AllAfrica.com reports. Speaking to residents of Kibaya in Tanzania's Manyara Region, Kikwete said that HIV/AIDS ...

Profiles in Courage: Fortunata Kasege

Table of Contents HIV Diagnosis HIV, Health Care and Treatment Disclosure, Relationships and Sex HIV Diagnosis What was the first thing you did when you were diagnosed? I was terrified. I don't remember being that scared in my life. It was ...

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

In the current study, investigators examined the role of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and other genital infections on HIV-1 incidence in a cohort study of female hotel/bar workers in Moshi, Tanzania, from 2002 to 2005. Among 845 HIV-negative ...

Tanzania's Antiretroviral Distribution Program Expands After Slow Start

Tanzania's antiretroviral drug distribution program began slowly but is accelerating, with the number of people receiving treatment doubling over the past 10 months, IRIN News/AllAfrica.com reports. By mid-September, 49,315 people were receiving anti...

Road Construction in Tanzania Could Increase HIV Transmission, Study Says

Although the construction of roads in rural areas of Tanzania has boosted economic opportunity, it also could increase HIV transmission, according to a report by the Tanzania Civil Engineering Contractors Association and the African Medical and Resea...