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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
Pregnant, positive and on HIV treatment for life
5 December 2013 (IRIN ), In theory, protecting babies from HIV infection has become relatively simple: a process involving drugs for the woman before she gives birth and then for the baby after birth. But not in Lesotho, where poor health and transport infrastructure have meant that HIV-positive people living in remote mountain regions are often the last to receive care and treatment; doctors and nurses are in short supply; and almost a quarter of the population lives with HIV.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99268/Pregnant-positive-and-on-HIV-treatment-for-life
Churches join fight against HIV in Indonesia’s Papua
2 December 2013 (IRIN ), Churches in Indonesia’s Papua province, a Christian pocket in a mainly Muslim country, are seeking to play a bigger role in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Indonesia's most affected region, despite tensions with the government over funding, as well as philosophical differences on how to prevent the spread of HIV.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99246/Churches-join-fight-against-HIV-in-Indonesia-s-Papua
Stock-outs rock world's biggest HIV treatment programme
29 November 2013 (IRIN ), The world's largest antiretroviral (ARV) programme is in crisis. One in five health facilities in South Africa reported a stock-out of antiretroviral (ARV) or tuberculosis (TB) medication in the past three months, putting the lives of many patients in jeopardy, according to activists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99233/Stock-outs-rock-world-s-biggest-HIV-treatment-programme
Spike in AIDS-related adolescent deaths raises alarm
27 November 2013 (IRIN ), The life of a teenager is difficult enough without the added burden of living with HIV, keeping it hidden from friends and sticking to antiretroviral treatment. But new data has revealed that while AIDS-related deaths globally have fallen in the general population over the last seven years, deaths among adolescents rose by 50 percent in the same period and UN agencies are raising the alarm.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99217/Spike-in-AIDS-related-adolescent-deaths-raises-alarm
Bangladesh’s migrants also need HIV services
26 November 2013 (IRIN ), Interventions aimed at curbing the burden of HIV among people migrating from Bangladesh to India in search of work risk having only temporary impact if such efforts are not institutionalized as part of cross-border policy, experts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99206/Bangladesh-s-migrants-also-need-HIV-services
Indonesia accelerates HIV response
22 November 2013 (IRIN ), The Indonesian government is scaling up its HIV interventions nationwide in an attempt to reverse the growing trend of new HIV infections.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99183/Indonesia-accelerates-HIV-response
Global AIDS response: How are we doing?
21 November 2013 (IRIN ), New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have continued to fall, while record numbers of people in the developing world are on antiretroviral treatment, according to the latest UNAIDS report on the pandemic. But with new HIV infections on the rise in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, more funding is needed.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99176/Global-AIDS-response-How-are-we-doing

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