NN: living with HIV/AIDS around the world

NEWS NOTES, episode 5

The Daily Monitor (allAfrica.com), July 20: A group of organizations led by CARE Ethiopia report that their “community-led savings and loan projects” have “resulted in an improvement in the lives of women affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.”

IRIN/PlusNews, July 18: A report from the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development points out that many HIV/AIDS patients who are receiving ARVs are still threatened by hunger and poverty, suggests AIDS programs need to take these problems into account.  (See summary here.)

IRIN/PlusNews, July 16: A Kenyan project providing support for people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) focuses on healthy lifestyles, personal involvement in healthcare, and optimistic “positive living.”  (This is only mentioned at the very end of the article, but this program can be seen as an example of task shifting as a method for coping with health worker shortages.)

IRIN/PlusNews, July 14: Siphiwe Hlope, a “pioneer” in the fight against HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination in Swaziland, discusses the courage of women who open up about their HIV status.

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~ by h.e.g. on July 22, 2008.

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