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I found out I was pregnant and HIV+ at the same time

After falling pregnant, Sonto Moloi was told she was HIV-positive. She speaks about the challenges and fears she's had to face and how she managed to overcome them.

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I found out I was pregnant and HIV+ at the same time

2017-03-28 11:36

SPONSORED: After falling pregnant, Sonto Moloi was told she was HIV-positive. She speaks about the challenges and fears she's had to face and how she managed to overcome them.

I found out I was pregnant and HIV+ at the same time

2017-03-28 11:06

After falling pregnant, Sonto Moloi was told she was HIV-positive. She speaks about the challenges and fears she's had to face and how she managed to overcome them.

I found out I was pregnant and HIV+ at the same time

After falling pregnant, Sonto Moloi was told she was HIV-positive. She speaks about the challenges and fears she's had to face and how she managed to overcome them.

'I am HIV positive, but my partner is negative'

2017-03-13 14:02

A couple from the Free State were shocked to find out that they had different HIV statuses despite sharing an HIV-positive child. Here is their story.

 

HIV drugs may boost syphilis risk

2017-01-18 17:01

A new study finds that antiretrovirals may pose a risk to especially gay and bisexual men by making them more vulnerable to the bacteria that cause syphilis.

HIV drugs may boost syphilis risk

2017-01-17 11:31

A new study finds that antiretrovirals may pose a risk to especially gay and bisexual men by making them more vulnerable to the bacteria that cause syphilis.

Denial very nearly kills HIV positive woman

2017-01-06 09:32

A young Free State woman was afraid of being rejected after revealing her HIV status, but was pleasantly surprised when her friends and family rallied around her.

New vaginal ring for slow release ARV

2016-12-04 20:01

Trials of a new vaginal ring that slowly releases antiretroviral medicine found that it offered women between 27 and 31 percent protection against HIV infection.

My story of living with HIV

2016-12-04 06:07

Their parents told them to keep their distance.It broke my heart. The stigma made me feel deeply isolated, writes Nkosikhona Kumalo.

HIV/Aids: Moving slowly towards a tipping point

2016-12-01 14:15

Much has been done to reduce HIV infections. Are we any closer to reaching a tipping point? Ramneek Ahluwalia reflects on the past year's success.

New vaginal ring for slow release ARV

2016-11-30 12:41

Trials of a new vaginal ring that slowly releases antiretroviral medicine found that it offered women between 27 and 31 percent protection against HIV infection.

HIV+ children to benefit from new online tool

2016-11-25 14:44

With a new online tool, doctors, nurses and facility managers working in the South African public health sector will be able to track who is, and isn’t, doing well on HIV treatment.

Two-drug therapy shows promise for HIV remission

2016-11-11 10:26

Researchers combined an experimental vaccine with an immune-stimulating drug to create a one-two punch that caused a virus similar to HIV to become undetectable in monkeys

HIV-like infection suppressed without ongoing therapy

2016-10-14 11:36

Antibody therapy given to macaque monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) resulted in their viral levels remaining low to undetectable for close to two years.

10-year jail sentence for HIV-positive Craigslist sex offender

2016-09-13 11:07

A Georgia man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for using Craigslist to arrange sexual encounters with at least two different women without revealing he was HIV-positive.

A robust health system for the future

2016-09-04 07:45

The strengthening of health systems has become an urgent global strategic agenda in the aftermath of devastating pandemics, such as HIV/Aids in sub-Saharan Africa and Ebola in west Africa.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

'I am HIV positive, but my partner is negative'

2017-03-01 14:13

A couple from the Free State were shocked to find out that they had different HIV statuses despite sharing an HIV-positive child. Here is their story.

HIV drugs may boost syphilis risk

2017-01-18 12:56

A new study finds that antiretrovirals may pose a risk to especially gay and bisexual men by making them more vulnerable to the bacteria that cause syphilis.

SA can save billions with new HIV drug combination

2017-01-17 10:29

South Africa is home to the largest concentration of people living with HIV in the world, and a new drug combination could save the country billions in medication.

Fast-growing HIV epidemic in Philippines

2016-12-08 13:03

HIV prevention education in Philippine schools is woefully inadequate, commercial marketing of condoms is non-existent, and there are barriers to condom access and HIV testing.

My story of living with HIV

2016-12-04 06:18

Their parents told them to keep their distance.It broke my heart. The stigma made me feel deeply isolated, writes Nkosikhona Kumalo.

SA home to largest concentration of people living with HIV - MEC

2016-12-01 15:29

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo, speaking at a World Aids Day event in Newcastle, told the gathering that, globally, South Africa was home to the largest concentration of people living with HIV.

A quick update on HIV: Are we winning the fight?

2016-12-01 10:37

Much has been done to reduce HIV infections. Are we any closer to reaching a tipping point, asks Ramneek Ahluwalia.

Death rate halved, but HIV remains SA's biggest killer

2016-11-30 11:46

HIV is still the leading cause of death in South Africa, and according to the SAMRC we need to enhance our efforts to treat more people, improve prevention efforts and integrate TB care into HIV treatment.

HIV-positive Malawi man jailed for sexual rituals

2016-11-23 10:54

A Malawian man was prosecuted after publicly speaking about his role as a 'hyena'. In parts of the country a 'hyena' is paid to have sex with bereaved widows and adolescent girls.

Antibodies may hold key to HIV suppression

2016-11-10 09:51

Researchers managed to repress blood levels of HIV levels in patients for a short time with infusions of an anti-HIV antibody before the virus reappeared.

Global fund collects $13 billion to fight Aids, malaria and TB

2016-09-19 12:37

The Global Fund has so far spent $30 billion on programmes to fight these three deadly diseases around the world, with most of it going to Africa.

Malawi: Calls to free HIV-positive serial 'hyena' get louder

2016-08-17 14:02

An HIV-positive Malawian man who confessed to having had sex with more than 100 women and girls is attracting sympathy from several quarters.

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.

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 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.

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.

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