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Sex apps may increase HIV in homophobic countries

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.

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Sex apps may increase HIV in homophobic countries

2015-06-13 18:00

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

2015-06-13 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 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.

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.

 

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
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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.

Drug company will help to find Aids cure

2015-05-12 11:17

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

Disabled at high risk for HIV

2015-02-27 09:05

In a South African survey, 17 percent of disabled people were living with HIV – a percentage high enough to rank the group among the most vulnerable to HIV infection in the country.

17% of SA disabled are HIV positive

2015-02-26 12:58

Disabled people living with HIV ranks among the most vulnerable to the infection in South Africa, the latest household HIV prevalence survey has found.

The STI you most likely could have without knowing it

2015-02-15 05:00

Sexually transmitted infections often don’t have any noticeable signs or symptoms and people often get an STI without even knowing it.

The STI you most likely could have without knowing it

2015-02-15 05:00

Sexually transmitted infections often don’t have any noticeable signs or symptoms and people often get an STI without even knowing it.

The STI you most likely could have without knowing it

2015-02-13 12:11

Sexually transmitted infections often don’t have any noticeable signs or symptoms and people often get an STI without even knowing it.

Botswana prisoners wait for ARVs

2015-01-20 21:14

Foreign prisoners in Botswana with HIV/Aids will have to wait longer before they receive free anti-retroviral medication from government.

Stop HIV/Aids-shaming, urges Ramaphosa

2014-12-11 14:45

The end of Aids is not as near as we would like and efforts to fight prejudice, stigma and discrimination must be redoubled, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

HIV third leading cause of deaths is SA

2014-12-02 16:12

More men than women are dying from HIV despite a decrease in the number of deaths related to infectious diseases, according to a report.

HIV/Aids treatment stalling - TAC

2014-12-01 21:27

Treatment Action Campaign members have marked the 10th anniversary of their court victory that brought the government to provide drugs to Aids patients, in Johannesburg.

Ethiopia tests 1000s for HIV in record attempt

2014-12-01 18:13

Ethiopian officials say more than 3 300 people have been tested for HIV in the region of Gambella, a massive turnout that exceeded expectations among Aids campaigners who had hoped to test 2 000 people.

Stop HIV/Aids-shaming, urges Ramaphosa

2014-12-01 16:05

The end of Aids is not as near as we would like and efforts to fight prejudice, stigma and discrimination must be redoubled, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Buy an app, help cure Aids

2014-12-01 15:52

In support of World Aids Day, apple is donating a portion of it's revenue to the Global Fund to fight Aids.

Most HIV+ Americans don't have virus under control

2014-12-01 08:35

Experts cite indifference, lack of access to care as reasons behind the inadequate approach to HIV in America.

Davies: SA to spend R24bn on HIV drugs

2014-11-18 08:45

SA plans to spend R24bn over two years to buy HIV/Aids drugs for public hospitals as the prevalence of the virus is rising, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Man on man sex: Durban HIV rate highest

2014-11-11 18:47

Men who have sex with men have a high prevalence of HIV, with Durban having the most men testing positive for the virus compared to Johannesburg and Cape Town, a study has found.

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.

HIV positive women say forced sterilisation adds insult to injury

2015-03-18 18:48
105 comments

Forty eight women who were forced or coerced into sterilisation because they were HIV-positive, have lodged a formal complaint with the Commission for Gender Equality in Johannesburg.

Disabled at high risk for HIV

2015-02-26 17:00

In a South African survey, 17 percent of disabled people were living with HIV – a percentage high enough to rank the group among the most vulnerable to HIV infection in the country.

Disabled at high risk for HIV

2015-02-26 10:27

In a South African survey, 17 percent of disabled people were living with HIV – a percentage high enough to rank the group among the most vulnerable to HIV infection in the country.

The STI you most likely could have without knowing it

2015-02-15 05:00

Sexually transmitted infections often don’t have any noticeable signs or symptoms and people often get an STI without even knowing it.

The STI you most likely could have without knowing it

2015-02-13 12:12

Sexually transmitted infections often don’t have any noticeable signs or symptoms and people often get an STI without even knowing it.

Bill Gates sees 'miracle' tools for Aids by 2030

2015-01-25 09:20

Two new tools to fight Aids in the form of a vaccine and new drug treatments will end most cases of a disease that has killed millions in the past 30 years, Bill Gates said.

Most HIV+ Americans don't have virus under control

2014-12-30 12:10

Experts cite indifference, lack of access to care as reasons behind the inadequate approach to HIV in America.

HIV's ability to cause Aids weakening over time

2014-12-05 14:40

Research suggests that a less virulent HIV could be one of several factors contributing to a turning of the Aids pandemic, eventually leading to the end of the disease.

HIV's ability to cause Aids weakening over time

2014-12-02 08:32

Research suggests that a less virulent HIV could be one of several factors contributing to a turning of the Aids pandemic, eventually leading to the end of the disease.

Prisoners get better treatment than public - corrections

2014-12-01 19:15

The government gives prisoners better medical treatment than members of the public, Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla says.

Europe and Central Asia failing to curb spread of HIV

2014-12-01 16:26

Of the new HIV infections in 2013 in the 53 countries of the WHO's European region, more than 105 000 were reported in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Stop HIV/Aids-shaming, urges Ramaphosa

2014-12-01 16:03

The end of Aids is not as near as we would like and efforts to fight prejudice, stigma and discrimination must be redoubled, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

HIV/Aids discrimination persists - Ramaphosa

2014-12-01 14:46

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says stigma and discrimination against those living with HIV/Aids persists.

Aids campaigners say pandemic has reached tipping point

2014-12-01 08:24

The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the Aids pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group.

Durban has highest HIV rate among MSM

2014-11-13 15:26

A study found that Durban had the most men who have sex with men (MSM) testing positive for HIV, compared to Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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