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  • New Approach Needed for Aid to Burma

    , by The Irrawaddy

    Burma urgently needs humanitarian assistance; the country’s HIV/AIDS sufferers are dying and require medical attention.
    But the generals who rule the country are not ready to acknowledge the humanitarian crisis facing the country. Worse still, they prevent aid workers from delivering assistance (...)

  • HIV Doesn’t Recognize Burmese Traditions

    , by IRIN, Mae Sot

    Zar Zar’s husband was a womanizer. Throughout their five years of marriage he was a regular in the brothels around the city of Rangoon in Burma, drank heavily, was violent, and more than once gave her a sexually transmitted infection.
    She tried telling his parents, but they had never approved (...)