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Fight Against HIV Doomed to Fail Without Urgent Focus On West and Central Africa

BRUSSELS, 21 April 2016 (allAfrica) - Globally agreed goals to curb the HIV epidemic by 2020 will not be met unless the HIV response is drastically accelerated in West and Central Africa, where people living with HIV continue to suffer needlessly and die silently, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned in a new report released today.

Strict Laws Drive West African Women to Dangerous, Illegal Abortions

DAKAR, 20 April 2016 (allAfrica)   - From crowded cities to far-flung villages, women with unwanted pregnancies across West Africa are resorting to clandestine and unsafe abortions - driven by shame, stigma and restrictive laws.

More Inmates On Antiretroviral Therapy

PRETORIA, 19 April 2016 (allAfrica) -  The percentage of inmates on antiretroviral therapy (ART) stood at 97.95% as at the end of December 2015, says Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise.

Combined HIV and hepatitis C virus vaccination a possibility

OXFORD, 13 April 2016 (Science Daily) - Study finds no impairment of immune response when vaccinations against hepatitis C and HIV are administered together

Mobile Technology to Address HIV Identification and Treatment in Lesotho

MASERU, 12 April 2016 (allAfrica) - A programme using mobile technology to mobilise for HIV identification and treatment has been launched in Lesotho. Dubbed The Mobilising HIV Identification and Treatment (MHIT), the programme led by ViiV Healthcare is a multi-million dollar three-year commitment led by the Vodafone Foundation through the Vodacom Lesotho Foundation. 

'Stigma hinders fight against HIV'

MUTARE, 11 April 2016 (Daily News) - An organisation involved in the fight against HIV and Aids has said stigma, discrimination and the country’s bad laws are hindering efforts to end the epidemic.

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