AIDS IN AFRIKA
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Geschrieben von LuigiFogo am 05. Oktober 2001 12:59:28:
UGANDA TO PROVIDE NEVIRAPINE FOR ALL PREGNANT WOMEN
The Ugandan Health Ministry is considering a mandate to require that all pregnant women receive nevirapine, a drug that can reduce vertical HIV transmission by up to 50%.
ZIMBABWE: UP TO 60,000 BORN WITH HIV EACH YEAR
Between 40,000 and 60,000 children are born HIV positive in Zimbabwe every year, according to a senior health official.
SOUTH AFRICA: AMBIVALENCE OVER ANTI-RETROVIRALS REMAINS
The South African government continues to resist efforts to supply its citizens with antiretroviral drugs, the "only medicines known to slow the replication" of HIV, the Washington Post reports.
SOUTH AFRICA: CENSUS AVOIDS ISSUE OF HIV/AIDS
South Africa's national census which starts next week, will not include questions on HIV/AIDS, as the topic was "too sensitive", Motale Phirwa, National Census Manager of Statistic South Africa, told IRIN on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: GOVT IN SECRET AIDS TRIALS
The South African government's oil agency, the Central Energy Fund, has pumped at least R80-million into an unproven, coal-based HIV/Aids treatment that is being tested on Tanzanian soldiers.