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Dozens 'race for dignity' for Dignitas to combat HIV/AIDs Special

Toronto - On a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon, dozens of people kept the wheels on stationary bikes moving for eight hours in order to help raise funds for Dignitas International, which combats HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Church-State Rift Widens Due to ‘Condom Diplomacy’ Special

MANILA – The rift between the government and the clergy on the ‘condom diplomacy’ has further widened after the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) called on the resignation of Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral from her post.

Church Calls for HIV-AIDS National Summit in the Philippines

MANILA – The influential Catholic Church has called on the Department of Health (DOH) to hold a national summit that would discuss, find ways, and adopt measures addressing the reported rise in the number of HIV-AIDS cases in the Philippines.

South African president in AIDS-sex row with provincial premier

Within just days of new South African president Jacob Zuma's inauguration, a bitter racist sex-row erupted over remarks by new Western Cape provincial premier Helen Zille, leader of the Democratic Alliance Party. Zuma allies plan crippling strike actions.

South Africa's 3,4-million Aids-orphans to get 'adult' rights

The Children’s Institute of the University of Cape Town has found that the media's perception of both “AIDS orphans” and child-headed households has little basis in reality. "We need to redefine the word 'orphan', says researcher Katharine Hall...

Washington D.C. Has Highest HIV-AIDS Rate In The Nation

Washington, D.C. the nation's capitol, home to President Obama and his family, and a vibrant tourist destination, has the highest rate of HIV-AIDS in the country. A new report shows that 3 percent of the city's population is infected with the virus.

Cartoon AIDS-campaign huge hit in South African townships

Scrutinize is an in-your-face AIDS-awareness campaign which is making people sit up and take notice. They are unlike any other every seen before, with cartoons. They tossed out the celebrities and voice-overs imploring youths to abstain or use condoms.

Woman in Florida Imperils Sex Partners With Disease HIV/AIDs

Those who were adults in the 1970's remembers the free-for-all sex. No one thought of consequences. These days people have to think about them, especially when they find out that someone with HIV/AIDS had multiple sex partners and didn't tell them.

Lesotho is suffering: does anybody care?

Lesotho, a landlocked mountain kingdom in southern Africa, only has 1.8-million residents. And 36 per cent of the population are expected to die of HIV-AIDS within the next 15 years. The overgrazed landscape is infertile. Is this little paradise dying?

Op-Ed: Condoleeza Rice will be sorely missed in Africa

One Bush-administration cabinet member who will be sorely missed by a great many freedom-loving Africans, will be the outgoing secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice. This talented woman's passion for aiding millions of Africans has won their hearts.

Durban street kids are having a nice Christmas for a change

The Indian Ocean harbour city of Durban has thousands of street urchins. This week they got to talk to the British ambassador Paul Boateng to show him around their brand-new "Safe Space' which opened on Dec 1.

S.African leader Zuma sues cartoonist over sexy drawing

South African ruling party leader Jacob Zuma is planning to sue famous local cartoonist Zapiro for portraying him about to 'rape the country's justice system'.

Africa is criminalising HIV-AIDS sufferers with new laws

MAPUTO, 1 December 2008. PLUS-news, the UN's sponsored news agency, reports that Africa, the continent hardest hit by the HIV-AIDS pandemic, is increasingly adopting laws criminalising people with HIV+ status.

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