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September 22, 2017 4:16 PM Africa: Remarks by President Trump at Working Lunch with African Leaders

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, General. I appreciate it. And I'm greatly honored to host this lunch, to be joined by the leaders of Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and South Africa. In particular, I want to thank President Condé, who is representing the African Union. Thank you. Thank you. In this room, I see partners 1

September 19, 2017 4:24 AM U.S. AIDS strategy to focus on 13 countries close to controlling epidemic

(Reuters) - The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined the priorities of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief or PEPFAR, a cornerstone of U.S. global health 5

September 18, 2017 5:01 PM Surviving AIDS: The Extraordinary Power of a Helping Hand

With the news of Broadway composer Michael Friedman’s recent death from HIV/AIDS, we have an opportunity—if not a responsibility—to heighten awareness that the scourge of AIDS still exists in America. This week, as we recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, it seems imperative that we not let complacency keep us from acknowledging the ever-present 7

September 14, 2017 12:23 PM Aids dragging life expectancy down in Africa

Barcelona - The average life expectancy of people in 11 African countries will drop below 40 by 2010 as HIV and Aids continues to shorten the lives of millions, said US government researchers on Sunday. "By 2010, we project that life expectancies in these countries will be back to levels that have not been seen since the nineteenth century," said the US Census 2

September 14, 2017 1:23 AM Aids horror poses Botswana extinction threat

Gabarone - The truly devastating threat that Aids poses to Africa comes into painful focus when the President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, says his country faces extinction from the disease. Mogae, who leads this diamond-rich southern Africa country of 1,6 million people, is not being alarmist or playing with rhetoric when he speaks out on Aids. The United 2

September 13, 2017 1:23 PM Italy steps in to help Moz fight Aids

Rome - Italy's Roman Catholic Sant'Egidio community on Thursday announced a wide-ranging four-year programme to prevent and fight Aids in Mozambique. The programme, backed by French professor and Aids specialist Luc Montagnier, will be financed by the Italian government to the tune of $7-million euros (R42-million). Mario Marazziti, speaking for Sant'Egidio 5

September 13, 2017 12:12 AM United States pledges 400 mln dollars to Mozambique to fight AIDS

MAPUTO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. government, through its embassy in Maputo, pledged to disburse 400 million U.S. dollars to help Mozambique fight HIV/AIDS, U.S. ambassador to Mozambique Dean Pittman announced here on Tuesday. "I am honored to announce that the U.S. government will invest 400 million U.S. dollars to fight HIV/AIDS as part of the U.S. President's 7

September 12, 2017 10:24 PM UN warns of Aids funding shortfall in Africa

Nairobi - The United Nations Aids group warned on Sunday of a massive $3-billion (almost R22-billion) shortfall in funding to fight the disease in sub-Saharan Africa where almost 30 million people are living with HIV and Aids. "Even with recent increases in Aids spending, the mismatch between need and funding continues to be one of the biggest obstacles 7

September 12, 2017 9:12 PM Study yields good news on Aids in Botswana

Gaborone - Botswana's people are generally Aids-wise both in their behaviour and their knowledge, yet the country has one of the world's highest rates of HIV infection. Preliminary findings of the Botswana Aids Impact Survey (BAIS), completed last month, revealed that people are aware of the nature of HIV infections and how to prevent them, they are not promiscuous 7

September 12, 2017 7:21 PM Thousands Of Americans Still Die Of AIDS Every Year

Yet antiretroviral therapy can turn the deadly disease into a manageable chronic condition. Antiretroviral therapy has transformed HIV from a death sentence to a manageable chronic condition for many. Yet as the death of 41-year-old Broadway composer Michael Friedman this past Saturday reminds us, thousands of Americans still die every year from HIV/AIDS 11