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2008-12-01 11:06:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Martha Newsome, director of World Vision International's Global Health and HIV & AIDS Hope Initiatives: This World AIDS Day is being commemorated against the backdrop of a debilitating global financial crisis that threatens the livelihoods of vulnerable households and raises the need for greater interventions to protect children. Existing responses to the pandemic - including assistance...

2008-12-01 14:03:00

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Cookie Johnson Public Service Announcement (PSA) focuses on HIV/AIDS and African Americans ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, on the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, the Magic Johnson Foundation and Abbott are calling on the public to educate themselves, their family and friends about HIV/AIDS and its impact on the African-American community. A new social networking tool allows Facebook users to stand with Magic by learning the facts...

2008-12-03 13:27:47

Addressing the discrimination against HIV-positive teachers in Africa is a key aim of a new documentary and accompanying book being launched in Senegal today by the Partnership for Child Development based at Imperial College London.An estimated 122,000 teachers in sub-Saharan Africa are living with HIV, most of whom have not sought testing and do not know their status. Stigma inhibits teachers from being tested for HIV and many of those who know their status fear the discrimination they might...

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2008-12-01 10:29:48

As World AIDS Day is observed Monday, several experts are increasingly more blunt in complaining that AIDS is eating up funding at the cost of more immediate health concerns. They insist that we have gone into a post-AIDS age in where the disease and the spread of it are restricted in much of the world, Africa exempt. "AIDS is a terrible humanitarian tragedy, but it's just one of many terrible humanitarian tragedies," said Jeremy Shiffman, who studies health spending at Syracuse University....

2008-11-12 09:00:45

As part of an ambitious global effort to test one million people for HIV in observance of the One Million Tests World AIDS Day 2008 campaign, AHF/Cambodia CARES launched its inaugural testing effort during the annual Water Festival, the largest festival in the Cambodian calendar which marks the end of the rainy season. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS group in the US which currently provides AIDS medical care and services to more than 83,000 individuals in 22 countries...

2008-09-10 09:00:28

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: 858-Mile Solo Ultra Marathon Kickoff: CAUSE MEDIA GROUP & NY AIDS FILM FESTIVAL WHO: Hit R&B Artist MAXWELL kicks off event with BERTIL LINDBLAD, Director UNAIDS NYO; KENNETH PODZIBA, NYC Sports Commissioner, on behalf of Mayor Bloomberg; TOBY TANSER, Shoe4Africa; and ceremony opener KEVIN LILES, EVP Warner Music Group &"Make it Happen" author, among other VIP speakers WHEN: Monday, September 15th, 2008, 10am sharp...

2006-12-01 15:00:58

To: National Desk, Health Reporter Contact: Hillary Maxwell, 202-572-6205, for National Minority Health Month Foundation WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In observing World AIDS Day, the National Minority Health Month Foundation today called for the Senate to immediately pass the new three-year compromise of the Ryan White CARE Act. "As we observe World AIDS day and reflect on the impact the disease has had internationally, I hope that all Americans will remember that this disease...

2006-08-18 01:53:13

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi community group working to educate sex workers in the country shared an international award for its contribution toward prevention of HIV/AIDS. The Durjoy Nari Sangha distributes condoms, gives information about AIDS to sex workers, and provides for the education of their children. The newly launched Red Ribbon Award, announced at the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto, was shared by four other groups from Ukraine, Thailand, Zambia and...

2006-05-15 07:08:12

GENEVA (Reuters) - Naomi Watts, the Oscar-nominated actress who starred in King Kong and Mulholland Drive, was named on Monday as a special United Nations envoy on HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS said that in the role, Watts would "use her talent and profile to raise AIDS awareness and give greater voice to the needs of people living with HIV worldwide." The 37-year-old, born in Britain and raised in Australia, recently joined a UNAIDS mission to Zambia where she visited clinics, hospitals, schools...

2006-02-09 11:15:00

LONDON -- Children affected by HIV/AIDS are being neglected and not receiving the care and support they need, UN health experts said on Thursday. By 2010, about 18 million children in sub-Saharan Africa will be orphaned by the illness but less than 10 percent who have already lost a parent are being helped. Although public health experts are pushing for universal access to life-saving drugs for all who need them, an estimated 4 million children with HIV/AIDS do not have access to treatment....


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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