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Stars switch off social media for AIDS cause

A host of celebrities including Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake will temporarily sign off their social media platforms in support of Keep A Child Alive.

28 November 2010
Zimbabwe: We Need to Take Care of Children Living With HIV

An HIV positive child under your care is still your family and like any other child, your responsibility as their parent.

15 November 2010
SOUTH AFRICA: The difference AIDS makes to vulnerable children

New South African research shows that AIDS-affected children struggle with educational and mental health issues more than their peers, who are vulnerable for other reasons.

05 November 2010
IRIN Plus News
Social Protection Needed To Protect And Support Children Affected By HIV And AIDS

In an effort to forge greater commitment for child sensitive social protection policies, 40 parliamentarians from ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are gathering for a three day meeting in Windhoek, Namibia...

24 October 2010
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Social Protection, a Human Right?

Without contributions from well wishers and government grants of between 68 and 104 dollars per month per child, the House of Mother and Child in Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, would barely be able to provide for the 18 vulnerable children who call the place home.

16 October 2010
Inter Press Service
Young adults who have lived their whole lives with HIV

Thanks to antiretroviral drugs, individuals who were infected with HIV as a baby are now reaching 30. Their challenges are daunting.

16 September 2010
The Philadelphia Inquirer
HIV-positive orphans face new dilemma

As the life expectancy of children living with HIV increases, where do AIDS orphans who have been cared for in institutions all their lives go for help after they turn 18? Caregivers and counsellors now have to deal with issues of dating, sex and health education, accommodation and tertiary education.

14 September 2010
Press release
KENYA: Help HIV-positive children in pain, urges HRW

A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Kenyan government needs to do more to provide palliative care for children with chronic illnesses, including cancer and HIV/AIDS.

09 September 2010
IRIN Plus News
HIV+ suspect 4-yr-old girl sent out of school in India

A four-year old child of HIV-positive parents was forced from school in Anantapur by parents of other pupils this week.

25 August 2010
Times of India
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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