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Younger teachers more open about HIV in South Africa

A yet-to-be released study by the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has found that younger educators, who felt they were more informed about HIV and less inclined to stigmatize infected people, were also more likely than their older colleagues to talk to students about HIV-related issues. Click here to read more.

SUDAN: Vulnerable girls risk sexual exploitation on Juba's streets

Irin news reports on the work of NGOs in southern Sudan supporting children on the streets of Juba. Click here to find out about the vulnerability of young girls in Southern Sudan working as sex workers to survive

Infants without HIV suffer no growth check, despite maternal infection

  This NAM article considers results from a  study looking at the progress of children born to HIV + mothers but who are uninfected compared to the children of HIV- mothers in  KZN South Africa between 2001- 2004.

HAITI: Special protection measures needed for children, says UN Committee

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said Monday it is deeply concerned about the devastating effects on children of the earthquake that struck Haiti last week, and urged “all those involved in the relief effort to pay particular attention to the heightened vulnerability of children who survived the disaster, and will inevitably face many additional hazards in its aftermath.” Click here to read more.

Young Journalists workshop helps children raise awareness on HIV stigma in Zanzibar

During a seven-day Young Journalists Workshop at the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) Children Panorama, held in the Republic of Tanzania, twenty four children who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS had an opportunity to share their experiences. The startling factor that emerged from the interaction was that even though Zanzibar has a relatively lower level of prevalence of HIV/AIDS, the levels of stigma faced by children are especially high.

David Beckham visits a 'Mothers2Mothers' centre in Cape Town

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham highlighted the global progress that has been made on preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV by visiting the 'Mothers2Mothers' center in Cape Town, South Africa

Progress on paediatric HIV not enough

According to the report 'Children and AIDS; the Fourth Stocktaking Report' published by UNICEF, even though some headway has been made in mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and young people, there are still many needlessly infected children, who receive little or no treatment, care and support. Click here to find out more.

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