News headlines for “AIDS around the world”, page 4

  1. NEPAL: No Brakes on Sex Trafficking

    Friday, September 16, 2011

    While a Nepalese campaign to stop human trafficking gains recognition by the White House and Hollywood, Nepal continues to be a prime source for sex trafficking, thanks to unsettled conditions created by a protracted political crisis.

  2. PAKISTAN: Dodging Drones and Bullets to Beat HIV

    Thursday, September 08, 2011

    Having to contend with U.S. army drones and the crossfire between the Taliban and the Pakistani army, the residents of Pakistan’s tribal areas find access to treatment for HIV/AIDS harder than in most other parts of the world.

  3. Neglected Diseases Group Seeking Child-Friendly AIDS Drugs

    Monday, August 29, 2011

    A scientific alliance in which developing countries are playing a key role has taken on the challenge of producing paediatric AIDS drugs, an area that is no longer a priority for pharmaceutical companies because mother-to-child transmission of HIV has virtually been eliminated in the industrialised world.

  4. SWAZILAND: Economic Crisis Means Short Supply of ARVs

    Monday, July 25, 2011

    Swaziland’s economic crisis has affected its ability to provide healthcare as the country’s buffer stock of antiretrovirals (ARVs) has fallen below the prescribed three-month supply.

  5. KENYA: Providing ARVs to HIV-Negative People Will Strain Resources

    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    When Lucy Omollo found out that her husband was HIV-positive six years ago, the couple thought the best way to prevent her from becoming infected with the virus was not to have sex.

  6. Navigating Challenges, Brazil Steps Up AIDS Response

    Saturday, June 25, 2011

    Long heralded as a model for the global response to HIV/AIDS, Brazil is intensifying its actions, at home and abroad, in the face of potential setbacks including an arising need for new treatment regimens, the resultant increase in drug prices and the debate over intellectual property rights.

  7. Building Vaccines for the 'Bottom Billion'

    Monday, June 20, 2011

    As the world marks 30 years since HIV/AIDS was first identified, vaccine researcher Dr. Peter Hotez hopes intervention programmes can begin to incorporate treatment for some lesser-known ailments called neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs.

  8. Another Push for Reproductive Rights

    Friday, June 17, 2011

    By 2015, women demanding family planning products and services in the developing world will likely reach 933 million, a terrific increase from the current 818 million women demanding access to these basic reproductive commodities.

  9. U.N. Political Body Digresses into 'Non-Security' Issues

    Friday, June 17, 2011

    When the U.N. Security Council, the only political body empowered to declare war and peace, decided to include climate change on its agenda back in 2007, the 131-member Group of 77 (G77) launched a vociferous protest.

  10. JAPAN: HIV Cases Rise as Awareness Wanes

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    Slackening awareness and deep-rooted social discrimination are behind the latest figures that show Japan with a record number of HIV-positive and AIDS patients, officials and experts say.

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