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Kenya families facing HIV and high food prices make tough choices on who gets fed

Rising food prices are taking a toll in East Africa on low-income people who have the virus that causes AIDS. An expert on HIV/AIDS for the World Food Program says some HIV patients are refusing to take their medicine.

Published
22 December 2011
From
Washington Post
ZIMBABWE: Food voucher scheme benefits HIV-positive people

Vulnerable people living with HIV in Zimbabwe are benefiting from an electronic voucher scheme being used to fight malnutrition among people on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy and their families by providing them with nutritious food. 

Published
20 October 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
51% of HIV-affected households in Cambodia live in hunger: UNDP

Some 51 percent of the HIV/AIDS- infected households in Cambodia are living in hunger, said a new UN survey released here on Thursday, calling for more attention to the need for HIV-sensitive social protection mechanisms.

Published
25 August 2011
From
Xinhuanet.com
Ruth Brinker, Project Open Hand founder, dies

Ruth Brinker was a noted AIDS activist who founded Project Open Hand, which serves meals to seniors and those with AIDS and other diseases.

Published
18 August 2011
From
San Francisco Chronicle
SWAZILAND: Desperate HIV-positive people eat cow dung to sustain treatment

Organizations fighting HIV/AIDS in Swaziland were at first incredulous at reports that hundreds of impoverished HIV-positive rural residents were eating cow dung to give their stomachs something to digest before taking their antiretrovirals (ARVs).

Published
28 July 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
Type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed 'can be reversed'

An extreme eight-week diet of 600 calories a day can reverse Type 2 diabetes in people newly diagnosed with the disease, says a Diabetologia study.

Published
24 June 2011
From
BBC
Low Vitamin D Levels Are Common in Both HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Women

Though nearly two thirds of women in a large study had low vitamin D levels—a risk factor for bone and heart problems—the HIV-positive women were actually slightly less likely than HIV-negative women to be vitamin D deficient. 

Published
14 April 2011
From
AIDSMeds
Climate shifts take health toll on South Africa's HIV infected

Since HIV/AIDS left her husband bedridden and weak, the burden of putting food on the table has fallen solely on Thombizodwa Maseko's shoulders.

Published
07 April 2011
From
Reuters AlertNet
Zimbabwe: NGOs Leave the HIV Positive in a Lurch

"We have been distributing food to HIV+ people in many districts of the country and since October last year we have been trimming down the number of recipients," an official from Christian Care said.

Published
31 January 2011
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All Africa
HIV charity Food Chain wins £1m boost; new projects aim to reduce social isolation

London HIV charity Food Chain has received a £1 million sponsorship from the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The charity hopes to use the £1 million donation to widen its services and consult dietitians to cater to individual cases. It also plans to set up communal eating groups for isolated people and hold nutrition and cooking training.

Published
18 January 2011
From
Pink News
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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