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SAfAIDS, Sonke Gender Justice and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida (represented by the Embassy of Sweden in Harare) sign agreement to address gender equality in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe is a mainly patriarchal society in which boys and girls are taught from early childhood to internalize societal messages about how males and females are expected to behave, who makes decisions, and where power dynamics lie. These behaviors have contributed to reinforcing unequal gender roles and responsibilities that can culminate into behaviors that promote risk to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Such norms among young men and boys include early sexual activity, multiple sexual partners and sexual dominance that increase vulnerability to contracting and spreading HIV.

Zimbabwe welcomes Africa for an AIDS free Africa

HARARE, 31 August 2015 - The biggest AIDS conference in Africa, the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is coming to Zimbabwe in December, and preparations are at an advanced stage.

New Vaccine Inevitable to Eliminate TB

LUSAKA, 18 August 2015 (allAfrica) - Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health problem that continues to claim millions of lives each year. According to a media statement by the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and ZAMBART, increasing cases of drug-resistant TB and the combination of TB and HIV co-infection, has make the disease even more deadly and more difficult to treat.

One HIV Pill Treatment for Uganda

KAMPALA, 17 August 2015 (allAfrica) - Cipla Limited, a global pharmaceutical company which uses cutting edge technology and innovation to meet the everyday needs of all patients has launched 'One Pill a Day' HIV/AIDS therapy following the visit of Dr YK Hamied, Chairman, Cipla Ltd. to Kampala Uganda

Patients Fail to Respond to HIV Drugs

KAMPALA, 12 August 2015 (allAfrica) - Despite Uganda making major progress in HIV/AIDS treatment since the epidemic was reported in 1980s, a number of patients have since developed resistance to the available anti-retroviral drugs, with limited access to the hardline treatment also known as third line.

HIV Prevalence in Prisons Alarms Health Minister

HARARE, 11 August 2015 (allAfrica) - The prevalence of HIV and AIDS in prisons is a sign people are jailed while already infected or there is rampant homosexuality behind bars, Health and Childcare Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said.

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