Malawi man held over paid sex with 100 girls

2016-07-26 13:36

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has ordered the arrest of a man paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood.

Blind, HIV positive street child becomes motivational speaker

2016-07-21 15:46

Born blind, Nthabiseng Moloi was abandoned by her parents when she was six. Her adoptive mother found her bleeding on the pavement following a gang rape.

'Sugar daddies' and 'blessers' increase HIV/Aids risk

2016-07-21 11:48

Lebogang Motsumi, 27, still remembers the moment when she learnt she had contracted HIV from a man a decade her senior.

Why a young student needs to keep her HIV status a secret

2016-07-21 11:15

During the five day countdown to the World Aids Conference, a young woman explained why she did not want to embarrass her grandmother with her HIV status.

 

More than $36 billion a year needed to stop Aids

2016-07-20 10:29

Since 2010 development assistance for HIV has remained nearly constant, but meeting the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets will require major changes in how programmes are delivered and financed.

US Global Aids coordinator worried about blessers

2016-07-16 08:00

It is concerning that there is an App which makes it possible for young women to meet older men for transactional relationships, says ambassador-at-large and United States Global Aids coordinator, Deborah Brix.

Massive drop in new HIV transmission among African kids

2016-07-13 11:00

There has been a significant decrease in new HIV infections among children in eastern and southern Africa, largely because of the decrease in mother-to child transmission.

DA objects to ANC taking credit for turning around HIV/Aids policy

2016-05-04 22:19

It was a disgrace that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is letting the ANC take credit for providing anti-retrovirals to HIV-positive people, DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says.

I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

2016-04-21 15:58

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.

Kenyan govt hands out a million condoms to gay men

2016-02-17 13:30

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority has distributed 1.2 million condoms to gay men in the coastal region, according to a report.

Controversial Kenyan 'bishop' sells olive oil as cure for HIV, cancer

2016-01-26 12:41

Controversial Kenyan bishop Gilbert Deya, who was in the news a few years ago over the "miracle babies" saga, now claims to have discovered a cure for HIV and cancer.

HIV stigma – what people living with HIV need to know

2015-11-30 17:15

Stigma is one of the most dangerous aspects of HIV and could cost patients their lives, an expert says.

HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients - report

2015-11-30 14:34

Efforts to get lifesaving antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Sharan African countries are routinely failing at "the last mile", MSF says.

Scientists developing GM garden of medicines

2015-10-14 16:36

Australian scientists are developing genetically modified plants containing drugs to treat life-threatening illnesses including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and HIV.

Reveal status or else

2015-07-07 09:31

THE Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) is exploring criminalising the transmission of HIV/Aids.

Sex apps may increase HIV in homophobic countries

2015-06-13 09:00

Gay and bisexual men in countries with high levels of homophobia are less likely to use HIV services because of fear of discrimination and violence.

Sex apps may increase HIV in homophobic countries

2015-06-12 10:57

Gay and bisexual men in countries with high levels of homophobia are less likely to use HIV services because of fear of discrimination and violence.

U.S. to remain involved in SA’s fight against aids

2015-06-11 09:47

THE U.S. government has said it will continue to remain involved in South Africa’s fight against HIV/Aids.

HIV drugs work better when taken sooner

2015-06-03 16:06

HIV positive people who start taking HIV medications early fare better than those who wait until their immune systems are weakened by the virus.

Thousands of HIV deaths could be prevented in Thailand

2015-06-02 12:14

Thailand could prevent thousands of HIV deaths with more tests and treatment for men who have unprotected sex with men, experts say.

Durban to host 2016 Aids conference

2015-05-26 20:56

The eThekwini Municipality is set to host the International Aids Conference in 2016, it has been announced.

Thousands of HIV deaths could be prevented in Thailand

2015-05-24 05:00

Thailand could prevent thousands of HIV deaths with more tests and treatment for men who have unprotected sex with men, experts say.

Thousands of HIV deaths could be prevented in Thailand

2015-05-22 14:07

Thailand could prevent thousands of HIV deaths with more tests and treatment for men who have unprotected sex with men, experts say.

Drug company will help to find Aids cure

2015-05-12 17:30

GlaxoSmithKline will collaborate with US scientists to develop a cure for Aids, after deciding to keep its HIV drugs business.

More than $36 billion a year needed to stop Aids

2016-07-20 09:37

Since 2010 development assistance for HIV has remained nearly constant, but meeting the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets will require major changes in how programmes are delivered and financed.

R2K raises concern over SSA 'vetting' Aids conference delegates

2016-07-14 22:37

Reports that the State Security Agency will vet delegates attending the International Aids Conference in Durban are appalling, the Right2Know campaign says.

HIV, Aids and 90-90-90: what is it and why does it matter?

2016-07-13 10:25

By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

Zim correctional services want condoms distributed in jails

2016-06-09 14:36

Zimbabwean correctional services have called for the distribution of condoms in the country’s prisons, saying this will help fight the prevalence of HIV/Aids, reports say.

I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

2016-04-25 14:49

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.

I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

2016-04-21 14:46

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.

Resistance to HIV drug continues to grow

2016-02-12 10:54

In sub-Sahara Africa, up to 15 percent of HIV patients treated with tenofovir-based drug combinations will develop resistance to tenofovir in the first year of treatment, researchers estimate.

New HIV drug not to be used in isolation - Aids organisation

2015-12-13 16:30

Users of the newly-approved HIV preventative drug, Truvada, must be educated about its use, an HIV/Aids educational organisation says.

HIV stigma – what people living with HIV need to know

2015-11-30 16:15

Stigma is one of the most dangerous aspects of HIV and could cost patients their lives, an expert says.

SA discovery may lead to protective HIV vaccine

2015-10-16 13:22

South African researchers have discovered how the evolution of HIV within an infected person can drive the generation of antibodies able to neutralise HIV strains from across the world.

Few gay and bisexual teen males go for HIV tests

2015-08-27 10:24

Recent research suggests that HIV testing rates among young US adults are low, and that gay and bisexual men may misjudge their risk of becoming infected.

UN says spread of Aids has been reversed

2015-07-14 21:11

The spread of HIV has been reversed, meeting one of the 2000 Millennium Goals nine months ahead of schedule.

Sex apps may increase HIV in homophobic countries

2015-06-17 18:30

Gay and bisexual men in countries with high levels of homophobia are less likely to use HIV services because of fear of discrimination and violence.

Sex apps may increase HIV in homophobic countries

2015-06-12 15:04

Gay and bisexual men in countries with high levels of homophobia are less likely to use HIV services because of fear of discrimination and violence.

How South Africans put themselves at risk of HIV

2015-06-11 10:00

The sexual behaviours of South Africans and their oblivion to HIV are putting them at greater risk of contracting the virus. We look at 5 ways people put themselves at risk.

How South Africans put themselves at risk of HIV

2015-06-11 05:00

The sexual behaviours of South Africans and their oblivion to HIV are putting them at greater risk of contracting the virus. We look at 5 ways people put themselves at risk.

HIV drugs more effective when taken right after diagnosis

2015-06-02 17:15

HIV positive people who start taking HIV medications early fare better than those who wait until their immune systems are weakened by the virus.

HIV drugs more effective when taken right after diagnosis

2015-06-02 11:10

HIV positive people who start taking HIV medications early fare better than those who wait until their immune systems are weakened by the virus.

Zimbabweans get 100 million condoms

2015-05-26 19:43

More than 100 million condoms have been distributed in Zimbabwe last year, a huge increase on previous years, indicating that more people were practising safe sex.

Health department investigates 'forced' HIV/Aids tests

2015-05-22 16:13

The Gauteng health department is looking into claims of forced HIV/Aids tests at some Johannesburg clinics.

Drug company will help to find Aids cure

2015-05-20 16:48

GlaxoSmithKline will collaborate with US scientists to develop a cure for Aids, after deciding to keep its HIV drugs business.

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