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Why Zambians don't test and treat

A study amongst 2443 people in Zambia, recruited from HIV clinics and community organisations, found that social ostracism, rejection by sexual partners and fear of not being

Published
26 July 2012
By
Gus Cairns
School rejects HIV boy's siblings

A primary school asked the parents of a four-year-old Whangarei boy with HIV to keep his two older siblings at home for their own safety after other parents came forward with concerns.

Published
15 May 2012
From
New Zealand Herald
KENYA: Better training needed for counsellors of HIV-discordant couples

The Kenyan government has issued guidelines on counselling for HIV-discordant couples, but many counsellors in smaller, rural health centres remain untrained.

Published
05 April 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
How a glamorous French countess helps Burma's Aids orphans

The story of Albina du Boisrouvray's 20-year campaign to improve the lives of the country's 100,000 Aids sufferers can now be told.

Published
18 March 2012
From
The Observer
Medicalizing HIV: Will Social Services Get Squeezed Out?

OAKLAND Calif Major medical breakthroughs over the past year in the treatment of HIVAIDS are setting off some surprising alarm bells While praised for their lifesaving potential they are causing a change in the dynamics of HIVAIDS care they are causing a change in the dynamics of HIV/AIDS care – a shift that may squeeze out social services needed to support patients while they’re in treatment.

Published
20 January 2012
From
New American Media
Delhi govt to give pension to HIV patients, orphans

The Delhi government plans to grant pensions to HIV patients, registered for treatment at (ART) centres. Announcing the new policy on World AIDS Day, Delhi Health minister said children who lost their parents to HIV but are not infected by the virus will also be covered under the scheme.

Published
01 December 2011
From
Indian Express
Battling HIV prejudice with Body & Soul

An estimated 100,000 people are living with Aids and HIV in Britain, many of them young people who face prejudice on a daily basis. But a series of celebrity portraits by Rankin and a powerful new film, Life in My Shoes, are challenging that stigma.

Published
19 November 2011
From
The Guardian
Treating HIV-Positive Teens At Pediatric Clinics Lowers Risk Of Therapy Discontinuation

Results from a recent study suggest that adolescents with HIV who are treated at pediatric clinics are less likely to discontinue antiretroviral therapy than adolescents treated at adult clinics.

Published
17 November 2011
From
The AIDS Beacon
What it means to be an HIV positive couple with a positive child

I am Innocent Bitandema, a 41-year-old peasant. I am married to Gloria Ahimbisibwe, a housewife aged 35 with four children. In 2004, I started coughing and I had on and off fever. When the cough became profuse, I went to the health centre where I was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). go →

Published
16 November 2011
From
Key Correspondents
'We are humans, not animals': HIV positive children served eviction notice in Jaipur

In an upper middle class  neighbourhood in Jaipur, 19 children, all HIV positive,  have found a home of their own.  They're now in danger of losing it.  An eviction notice, based on complaints by neighbours, has been served by their landlord.

Published
10 November 2011
From
NDTV

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