[health] AIDS/HIV

A group of Muslim women in the dusty town of Lodwar, northern Kenya, are breaking with tradition to speak openly about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The number of women living with HIV/AIDS is on the rise in the country and a recent UN survey found that in majority of the cases the disease was passed on by polygamous husbands.
Tanzania has a national HIV/AIDS policy and is in the process of finalizing legislation on HIV/AIDS. The expectation is that once the policy and legal framework is set, people living with HIV/AIDS and their families will be afforded greater protection.
In the past two decades a significant amount of work has been done looking at the AIDS epidemic in Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and north America. However, relatively little has been done in Muslim areas, especially Arab Muslim countries in MENA.
Across Nigeria, the prejudice and denial surrounding HIV/AIDS are major obstacles in trying to stem the spread of the pandemic. But the predominantly Muslim North presents special challenges.
De source médicale, c’est parce que les femmes ont pris les choses en main que le nombre de dépistages au VIH/SIDA a explosé dans la commune de Richard Toll, à plus de 500 kilomètres au nord de Dakar, la capitale.
It is hardly surprising that Muslims feel singled out for unfavorable categorization by the West. AIDS is a global threat which is ravaging Africa and threatens to do the same in populous Asia.
Four religious leaders yesterday spoke out openly about their HIV status. The Christian and Muslim clergy from various African countries cited fear of stigma and discrimination as the main obstacles to the fight against the Aids pandemic.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has strongly criticized the Ugandan government, accusing it of pushing the abstinence line while downplaying the safe sex message. A "life-threatening" shift which HRW says is orchestrated and funded by the US.
In May 2001, police raided the Queen Boat, a floating nightclub moored on the Nile River, and arrested 52 gay men.
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