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Senior UN, UK officials to start HIV/AIDS mission to Malawi

June 12, 2006

Senior officials from the United Nations and the British government will on Monday start a three- day HIV/AIDS mission to Malawi, one of the Southern African countries heavily hit by the epidemic, a UN official announced here Sunday.


AIDS marks 25 years

(WTNH, June 5, 2006 6:00 PM) _ Twenty five years ago a report documented an unusual new virus, a virus that would change the world.

Since then more than 25 million people have died from the disease known as AIDS.

Millions more are living with it.

  • by News Channel 8's Jocelyn Maminta

One of the most devastating pandemics in human history was first recorded in 1981: a cluster of five gay men came down with a rare strain of pneumonia.

AIDS would go on to spread rapidly through the gay community.


Kenya waives user fee on anti-retroviral drugs

June 2, 2006


Nairobi (AND) Although Kenya decided to offer free Anti-retroviral drugs to HIV/AIDS patients, a move by the government to be charging whoever visited hospitals a user-fee of USD1.5 negated its stated position to offer treatment to AIDS patients in a population whose 70 percent live on less than a dollar a day. The government has however realised its folly and has waived this away.


Namibia: Country's HIV Figures Are Not Coming Down, Says Unaids

Christof Maletsky

THE latest United Nations report on HIV-AIDS has expressed concern that there were no signs of the disease's decline in Namibia last year.


PanAfrica: U.N. High-Level Meeting On HIV/Aids Opens

Judy Aita
United Nations

In a precedent-setting moment May 31 a young South African woman took the podium on the opening day of the General Assembly's high-level meeting on AIDS to address representatives from more than 180 nations. The T-shirt she wore said "HIV Positive."


More condoms, fewer AIDS victims

David Nason, New York correspondent

June 01, 2006 A REPORT showing the battle against AIDS is being won has taken centre stage at a UN conference in New York, where fiery debate is expected between the sexual abstinence lobby of US first lady Laura Bush and pro-condom campaigners such as Australian actor Naomi Watts.

Mrs Bush will address the conference tomorrow, arguing the conservative White House line that education programs promoting abstinence should be the cornerstone of international AIDS prevention strategies.

Watts, who is attending the con


UN Report: AIDS Epidemic Increasing, But at a Slower Rate

By Lisa Schlein
30 May 2006

The United Nations says the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS is increasing at a slower rate

than in previous years. A U.N. report says AIDS claimed the lives of 2.8 million people and more than four million others were newly infected with the virus last year.


It has been 25 years since the first case of HIV/AIDS was recognized. Since then, the United Nations says 65 million people have been infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and more than 25 million people have died from the disease.


Blazing the trail for an Aids free Africa

By Andnetwork .com

May 25, 2006

Mutungi travels from Continent to continent to give talks on a subject that has become his passion, HIV/Aids. He is currently the CEO of I Choose Life Africa (ICL), which is the leading HIV/Aids peer education programme in the universities, the only one operating in both public and private universities.

Fascination with UFOs and extraterrestrial beings, not forgetting watching thrillers and military movies, describes in part some of the things that make 44-year-old Mike Mutungi tick.


Chimp virus tied directly to human AIDS in Africa

By Lawrence K. Altman The New York Times
FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006

NEW YORK By studying chimpanzee droppings in remote African jungles, scientists have found direct evidence of a missing link between a chimpanzee virus and the one that causes human AIDS, they reported. 


'Gay Cancer' And The Man-Made Origin Of AIDS

By Dr. Alan Cantwell, MD
A Rense World Exclusive
©2006 Alan Cantwell, M.D

Twenty-five years ago in June 1981 a new epidemic of transmissible cancer, in the form of Kaposi's sarcoma, was uncovered in young gay American men with acquired immune deficiency disease (AIDS). In 1984 the cause of the AIDS was determined to be a new virus called HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus), now considered to be "the sole cause of AIDS."