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Uganda teen pregnancies’ plan under fire
24 July 2014 (IRIN ), A new Ugandan sex-education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy, maternal mortality among young women and girls, and the cost of post-abortion medical care, is generating heated debate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100399/Uganda-teen-pregnancies-plan-under-fire
Flat funding, harsh laws could hurt Uganda’s battle against HIV
25 June 2014 (IRIN ), Inadequate funding coupled with harsh laws targeting same sex unions could erode the gains so far made in the fight against HIV in Uganda, activists warn.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100260/Flat-funding-harsh-laws-could-hurt-Uganda-s-battle-against-HIV
Raising awareness of child sex abuse in Cambodia
16 June 2014 (IRIN ), A low level of knowledge about sexual abuse is leaving Cambodia’s children vulnerable to harm, and a new report shows that despite sex education initiatives in recent years, a poor understanding by parents and children of what sexual abuse is, persists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100220/Raising-awareness-of-child-sex-abuse-in-Cambodia
Vietnam's counterfeit condom crisis
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), A new report warning that nearly half of the commercially-available condoms in Vietnam are of poor quality has health officials worried the country’s tenuous gains in safer sex habits could be at risk.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100190/Vietnam-s-counterfeit-condom-crisis
Young Zimbabweans miss out on HIV testing
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), Young people with HIV are dying in increasing numbers in Zimbabwe at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100185/Young-Zimbabweans-miss-out-on-HIV-testing
Alarm as Uganda moves to criminalize HIV transmission
9 May 2014 (IRIN ), Activists in Uganda, where HIV prevalence is on the rise, have warned that new legislation criminalizing deliberate transmission of the virus will further undermine efforts to stem the AIDS epidemic and erode the rights of those living with HIV.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100067/Alarm-as-Uganda-moves-to-criminalize-HIV-transmission
Hepatitis B - a silent emergency in Senegal
8 May 2014 (IRIN ), More than two million people in Senegal, or some 15 percent of the population, including 350,000 chronic carriers, have hepatitis B as a result of untimely vaccinations, prohibitive treatment costs and lack of universal screening to curb transmissions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100054/Hepatitis-B-a-silent-emergency-in-Senegal
Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupt healthcare in Uganda
2 April 2014 (IRIN ), Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99878/Briefing-Punitive-aid-cuts-disrupt-healthcare-in-Uganda
More work on HIV in Laos needed
12 March 2014 (IRIN ), Health officials say more work is needed to fight HIV/AIDS in Laos, which has an over-reliance on foreign donors and lack of government support, as well as limited treatment coverage and a widespread gap of awareness and testing.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99771/More-work-on-HIV-in-Laos-needed
Reaching out to men who have sex with men in Myanmar
7 March 2014 (IRIN ), A colonial-era law criminalizing "unnatural" sex is reinforcing the stigma that leaves men who have sex with men (MSM) in Myanmar "hidden, silenced and shamed", hindering efforts to contain HIV/AIDS among this highly at-risk group, AIDS experts and activists say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99752/Reaching-out-to-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-Myanmar
HIV interventions also needed behind bars
12 February 2014 (IRIN ), Providing access to HIV prevention and treatment services in closed settings, such as prisons, is crucial to curbing the transmission of HIV, particularly among women, say public health experts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99629/HIV-interventions-also-needed-behind-bars
Enduring HIV stigma in Cameroon
23 January 2014 (IRIN ), People living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon, which has the highest prevalence of the disease in West and Central Africa, endure widespread stigma, with some facing difficulties obtaining bank loans or suffering mistreatment at hospitals, patients and observers say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99519/Enduring-HIV-stigma-in-Cameroon
Push to decriminalize sex work, but stigma remains
14 January 2014 (IRIN ), Despite a decreasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS among commercial sex workers, health workers say the stigma associated with prostitution and the harsh laws against it are undermining sex workers’ access to HIV-related services.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99464/Push-to-decriminalize-sex-work-but-stigma-remains
Swazis give government poor marks in survey
3 January 2014 (IRIN ), A large majority of people in Swaziland go to bed hungry and blame their government for failing to address their food needs, according to findings from the first formal survey to determine how Swazis view their standard of living.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99421/Swazis-give-government-poor-marks-in-survey
Concern over rising HIV infections among youth
26 December 2013 (IRIN ), Sri Lankan health officials have called for a greater focus on youth in the battle against HIV as they become more sexually active and the percentage of young people contracting the virus rises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99389/Concern-over-rising-HIV-infections-among-youth
Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high
23 December 2013 (IRIN ), Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99381/Life-saving-hepatitis-C-drug-approved-but-cost-is-high
New law a setback for Uganda’s HIV response
23 December 2013 (IRIN ), A draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by Uganda’s parliament will deliver a major blow to the response to HIV/AIDS if it is enacted by President Yoweri Museveni, activists have warned.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99380/New-law-a-setback-for-Uganda-s-HIV-response
Finding new ways to make viral load testing cheaper
13 December 2013 (IRIN ), Are you taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and want to know how well you're doing? If you live in a wealthy country, chances are that your progress is regularly checked using the "gold standard" - a viral load test. If you're in a developing country, where more people are on ARV medication and the need is greater, the expensive and complex test is hard to find, making it even more difficult to monitor whether your treatment is failing and you need to change your medication.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99326/Finding-new-ways-to-make-viral-load-testing-cheaper
Nelson Mandela's activism remembered at AIDS and STIs conference
9 December 2013 (IRIN ), AIDS conference opening ceremonies are usually a buzzing cacophony of noise, protest and activity. But the 17th International Conference on AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Africa, held in Cape Town, South Africa, has kicked off on a more sombre note. The death of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and noted AIDS activist, had speakers at the opening ceremony reflecting on his contribution to the global AIDS response.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99288/Nelson-Mandela-s-activism-remembered-at-AIDS-and-STIs-conference
Outrage, scepticism at Uganda U-turn on LGBTI clinics
9 December 2013 (IRIN ), Eighteen months after slamming activists who opened a clinic for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Kampala, Uganda’s health ministry has decided it was a good idea after all and has begun setting up similar facilities, prompting outrage from the Ministry for Ethics and Integrity and scepticism from some in civil society.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99289/Outrage-scepticism-at-Uganda-U-turn-on-LGBTI-clinics

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