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HIV in the News

30 November 2011

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    Times of Swaziland

    The Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL) won the major 2011 award for HIV/AIDS work. The awards ceremony was held in Johannesburg about a week ago.

    The ceremony is an annual event sponsored by the AIDS Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), which was established in 2007 to recognise and support ARASA partners who are carrying out innovative and groundbreaking human rights advocacy on HIV and TB in extremely challenging political climates.

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    Times of Swaziland

    Estimates and projections by the National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA) show that HIV infection figures in the country are expected to shoot up by the year 2015.

    According to NERCHA's estimates and projections about 23 062 will be infected with HIV/AIDS by the year 2015.

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    Times of Swaziland

    The country has made commendable progress in making Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmissions (PMTCT) services available.

    Currently, PMTCT services are available in 80 per cent (137/172) of the health facilities that offer Antenatal (ANC) services in the country, according to the ministry of Health report (MOH 2009).

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    Times of Swaziland

    What are you going to do for World AIDS Day on Thursday? It is strange that the disease that defines this country outside of our borders is so little examined here, at Ground Zero, the one place on the whole planet where HIV has taken its strongest hold.

    And by strong we mean that almost half of the youth under 20 carry the virus. One out of two. There is a simple reason for this, according to Khanya Mabuza of NERCHA on Monday.

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    Times of Swaziland

    The Bholoja Arts Technology and Educational Foundation (BATEF) will tomorrow visit a number HIV/AIDS affected people to commemorate World AIDS Day.

    The Foundation, which has been building hype for this day by hosting a string of road shows meant to create public awareness on HIV/AIDS for three weeks, will also visit orphans affected by the scourge.