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TB, is the world’s top infectious disease killer, claiming 5 000 lives each day. The heaviest burden is carried by communities already facing socio-economic challenges such as  migrants, refugees, prisoners, ethnic minorities, miners and others working and living in risk-prone settings, and marginalized women, children and older people (WHO: 2017).

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Botswana UNGASS Country Report 2008

The HIV/ AIDS epidemic continues to exert untold misery on Batswana’s well being despite our multi-sectoral, multi-level response efforts. For over twenty years we have witnessed persistent erosion of national development efforts on many fronts, leaving behind heightened dependency rates, increased demand for both institutional and home-based care for the sick, and emotionally depressed citizens as families lose parents, guardians, breadwinners and children. This does not augur well for national social welfare, and it is against this background that Botswana renews its commitment to the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. We recognize the need to reverse the epidemic in all its spheres of impact - there is no room for complacency.

Risk Compensation Is Not Associated with Male Circumcision in Kisumu, Kenya


Risk Compensation Is Not Associated with Male Circumcision in Kisumu, Kenya: A Multi-Faceted Assessment of Men Enrolled in a Randomized Controlled Trial

Literature Review Report: Regional Children's HIV Treatment Literacy Toolkit for Communities

Antiretroviral therapy relates to the process of treating someone following a positive HIV test result. It involves counselling, support and advice on nutrition and lifestyle, blood tests to determine the status of your health and the eventual taking of antiretroviral drugs, (SAfAIDS, 2007). There has been little documentation of experiences in the identification, treatment and management of young children who are HIV positive. In addition there is scarce information about how communities, caregivers and health providers can work together to improve access to treatment for children, (The Population Council, 2006). The challenge in the region is therefore the availability of information that can be accessed by young children infected and affected by HIV, and their carers to gain a better understanding of the epidemic and how it impacts on them personally and at community level.

June 2008 Child Bulletin

This is a monthly newsletter which provides news information, publications and outlines events concerning children and HIV/AIDS issues in Southern Africa.

Africa: Mind Your Language - A Short Guide to HIV and AIDS Slang

HIV has hit our lives, our families, our economies; it also shapes the way we talk. IRIN/PlusNews looks at how the virus and its impact translates into everyday speech from the streets of Lagos to the townships of Johannesburg, and finds that despite the billions of dollars spent on positive communication strategies, the word on the street remains decidedly negative.

Inheratance in the Face of HIV in Zimbabwe

The Justice for Children Trust and the Legal Resources Foundation held a consultation workshop on inhereritance in the face of HIV in Zimbabwe as well as the rising number of court cases involving property inheriatnce in the country.

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