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Baby ‘cured of HIV’

Doctors have reported the first documented case of a child being cured of HIV. The baby from Mississippi in the US was diagnosed with HIV at birth and started to be treated with standard antiretroviral medicines 30 hours after birth. … read more »

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FLASHMOB BOOSTS CONDOM AWARENESS

AIDS Healthcare Foundation pioneers new approach to HIV/AIDS prevention message Shoppers and travellers at Lusaka’s City Market and InterCity Bus Station received a Valentine’s Day surprise today (February 14) when an energetic “flashmob” of 37 young advocates moved through the … read more »

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Norway sponsors Ndola soccer tourney

THE Royal Norwegian Embassy has sponsored a football tournament for Ndola-based children’s teams to coincide with the international friendly match between the Chipolopolo and Norway set for the weekend at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. The football tournament will … read more »

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The Prospects for a ‘Sterilizing’ HIV Cure

Current treatments keep the virus in check, as opposed to those that would completely eradicate it. As scientists and advocates push beyond merely managing HIV infection with expensive and toxic prescription medications, an overarching question is: Will a so-called “functional” … read more »

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Zambia court told HIV prisoners denied drugs, proper food

LUSAKA — Zambia’s High Court on Monday heard that HIV-positive prisoners were being denied access to life-prolonging drugs and a balanced diet, on the opening day of a landmark human rights case. Awaiting-trial prisoner George Mwanza has accused the authorities … read more »

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CEEC dishes out over K146bn

By Gideon Thole and Majie Sayila THE Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) has disbursed more than K146 billion to 636 projects since 2008 when the fund was launched for the purpose of empowering local business people and other disadvantaged groups. … read more »

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Mobile hospitals receive more praise

TREATMENT, Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC) has praised the Government for introducing mobile hospitals in Zambia which will help add value to the fight against HIV/AIDS. TALC executive director, Felix Mwanza said yesterday the mobile hospitals were a good move … read more »

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Critical shortage of condoms, starved couples complain

A critical shortage of condoms has hit Mazabuka district forcing discondent couples to petition the Total Control of Epidemic (TCE), a nongovernmental organization championing the cause of HIV/AIDs to seek government intervention. Mazabuka district hospital, TCE and other government medical … read more »

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Zambian Govt boosts HIV treatment

By Times Reporter THE Government has since 2008 placed an additional 300,000 people, among them 23,000 children on anti-retroviral treatment in its continued effort to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS pandemic. In his message on the eve of the World … read more »

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