HIV/AIDS in the People's Republic of China
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) -- When Botswana first offered free AIDS treatment, health authorities in one of the world's most infected countries braced for a rush of patients. It did not happen. It turned out that most people were so afraid of the deadly disease, and the frequent social ostracism, that they did not want to know if they were infected.
NEW YORK: Despite economic and political challenges, Zimbabwe has become only the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to significantly slow the spread of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS.
The Minister of Health Dr Manto Tshabalala, called for sustainable financing of HIV and AIDS programmes to ensure better planning and improve effectiveness of these programmes.
In an effort to dramatically increase access to HIV treatment and prevention, Lesotho will launch the world's first drive to have every person in the country learn their HIV status, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday.
Organized by the IUSSP Panel on Population and Poverty in collaboration with the University of Cape Town.
Thursday is the 18th annual World AIDS Day, a time for countless statements of concern and commitment from world leaders, thousands of commemorations and remembrances, and reams of statistics. One important article has already appeared on this page, by Jim Yong Kim, the highly respected director of the HIV-AIDS Department of the World Health Organization [Nov. 23].
CAPE TOWN * An estimated 5,2- million South Africans, or 11% of the population, are infected with HIV, according to figures released yesterday by the Actuarial Society of SA. The epidemic has also driven average life expectancy down to a mere 51 years, which although alarming, is not as low as some other estimates.
FDA is weighing, for over-the-counter purchase and home use, a saliva-swab test that is 99% accurate.
AIDS Fight Overlooks Young, Study Says Less than 5% of children with HIV have access to life-saving drugs, U.N. agencies report.
Johannesburg, Children have been overlooked in the global fight against AIDS, officials with the United Nations warned today as they released a report saying that less than 5% of HIV-positive children have access to lifepreserving drugs.
The Women's Leadership Centre (WLC) has called for the full and urgent implementation of the National Gender Policy to ensure that Namibian women enjoy full human rights that would enable them to survive the HIV/AIDS pandemic.