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AIDS Clinic in Lesotho Closes: Bracelet of Hope Campaign Looks to Support AIDS Patients in Different Ways

A Lesotho HIV/AIDS clinic financially supported by many people in Guelph has been closed by the country's Ministry of Health. A Canadian group, OHAfrica, began operating the Tsepong clinic in 2004 and gave control to the Lesotho government in 2010.

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Globe and Mail Examines Work of Former U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Lewis in Lesotho

Toronto's Globe and Mail on Monday examined how Stephen Lewis, former United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, "made Lesotho a particular focus of his work" during his five-year tenure (Nolen, Globe and Mail, 9/10). According to UNAIDS an...

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Brain Drain Hurts Lesotho AIDS Fight, United Nations Official Says

The brain drain of African nurses migrating to Western countries is crippling the HIV/AIDS fight in Lesotho and other sub-Saharan African nations beset by the disease, UN Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis said Friday. "The country is str...

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Culture, Poverty in Lesotho Contribute to Spread of HIV Among Women

Culture and poverty have contributed to the spread of HIV among women in Lesotho, where one in two women ages 15 to 24 is HIV-positive compared with one in four men, the New York Times reports. In addition to being biologically more vulnerable to HIV...