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Africa: Sexual Health Problems Ravage African Communities

GENEVA, 25 May 2016 (allAfrica) - The prevalent child marriages and teenage pregnancies have emerged as the biggest cause of childbirth injuries in the continent.

Mandatory HIV Testing for Kids Ill-Conceived

HARARE, 24 May 2016 (allAfrica) - The decision by the Harare Municipality to embark on a mandatory HIV testing of pupils in all council-run primary schools as part of a health education, is ill-conceived and could entrench stigma and traumatise those suspected to be infected.

Africa: Life Expectancy - Not Yet Time to Celebrate

KIGALI, 23 May 2016 (allAfrica) - A new report by the World Health Organisation released on Friday shows that Africa has registered an increase in life expectancy by almost 10 years over the past 15 years.

Africa: Young People Shout Loud for Inclusion in Health Decision-Making

COPENHAGEN, 18 May 2016 (allAfrica) - Hundreds of young leaders meeting in Copenhagen, Demark for a conference to address girls' and women's health and rights issues said they must raise their voices for meaningful involvement in decision-making.

Southern Africa: HIV Criminalisation a Setback to Regional AIDS Efforts

JOHANNESBURG, 18 May 2016 (allAfrica) - The criminalisation of HIV simply undermines the remarkable global scientific advances and proven public health strategies that could open the path to vanquishing AIDS by 2030, Patrick Eba from the human rights and law division of UNAIDS told SADC-PF parliamentarians meeting in South Africa.

Treatment for Everyone With HIV - What Will It Mean?

PRETORIA, 17 May 2016 (allAfrica) - Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Tuesday that from September everyone with HIV will be offered antiretroviral treatment irrespective of how advanced the infection is in their bodies.

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