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Screening tests all men should have

Most men would rather set their shorts on fire or go to five children's parties in a row than go for a colon cancer screening or a prostate check-up. Here's why you should go.

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Ugandan nurse accused of spreading HIV

2014-04-14 07:52

A Ugandan nurse has been dubbed “the killer nurse” after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a 2-year-old patient.

Circumcision can reduce HIV risk

2014-04-04 11:56

Voluntary medical male circumcision reduces men's risk of acquiring HIV from their female partners by approximately 60%, writes Khanyisa Dunjwa.

Health Minister introduces colourful condoms

2014-04-03 12:28

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's plan to introduce colourful, flavoured condoms to the higher education and training sector has been widely welcomed.

Makeover for government condoms welcomed

2014-04-02 16:29

The idea of giving colourful and flavoured condoms to tertiary institutions has been welcomed by the Higher Education and Training HIV/Aids Programme.

 

South Africans make up a third of those on ARVs

2014-03-27 16:45

There are currently 2,4 million people in South Africa on ARVs, and this makes up 30% of the 8 million people worldwide on ARVs, according to SA’s Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

South Africans make up a third of those on ARVs

2014-03-26 15:15

There are currently 2,4 million people in South Africa on ARVs, and this makes up 30% of the 8 million people worldwide on ARVs, according to SA’s Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

Screening tests all men should have

2014-03-11 05:00

Most men would rather set their shorts on fire or go to five children's parties in a row than go for a colon cancer screening or a prostate check-up. Here's why you should go.

Screening tests all men should have

2014-03-09 20:00

Most men would rather set their shorts on fire or go to five children's parties in a row than go for a colon cancer screening or a prostate check-up. Here's why you should go.

Screening tests all men should have

2014-03-07 17:32

Most men would rather set their shorts on fire or go to five children's parties in a row than go for a colon cancer screening or a prostate check-up. Here's why you should go.

US to bring electricity to 50 million Africans

2014-02-28 08:51

US lawmakers have agreed on a plan to bring electricity to 50 million Africans, in what Washington hopes will be its next major initiative for the continent.

KZN accounts for third of daily HIV infections

2014-02-10 15:44

There are 298 new HIV infections in KwaZulu-Natal daily, which accounts for a third of the 1000 new infections countrywide.

Drug fails to reduce TB among SA miners

2014-01-23 10:15

What researchers described as a 'radical' bid to cut down on tuberculosis among South African gold miners has failed to prevent infections or deaths.

Lesego Motsepe: more on HIV/Aids

2014-01-21 11:36

Isidingo star Lesego Motsepe died yesterday. She revealed in 2011 that she was HIV-positive. Read more about HIV/Aids right here.

Cosatu condemns Ipasa patents move

2014-01-18 16:01

Cosatu has condemned multinational pharmaceutical companies rejection of the strategy devised to oppose proposed patent laws.

HIV infections in SA fall by a third

2014-01-18 05:00

According to a report, new HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by a third since 2004.

Ugandan gay activists vow to fight 'ignorant' bill

2013-12-23 18:56

Gay rights activists in Uganda have vowed a "fight to the end" to stop a draconian anti-homosexuality bill passed by parliament from becoming law in the African nation.

All about HIV/Aids

2013-12-01 05:00

Visit Health24's HIV/Aids Centre for the latest news and issues on HIV/Aids. Get it all here.

New HIV strain more lethal

2013-11-29 12:34

A new and more aggressive strain of HIV discovered in West Africa causes significantly faster progression to Aids, researchers claim.

New HIV strain more lethal

2013-11-29 06:22

A new and more aggressive strain of HIV discovered in West Africa causes significantly faster progression to Aids, researchers claim.

HIV infections increasing in Eastern Europe

2013-11-29 05:00

Some 131 000 people were newly infected with HIV in Europe and nearby countries in 2012, an eight per cent rise from a year earlier.

1 December is World Aids Day

2013-11-27 11:02

Good nutrition is essential for people living with HIV, and keeping food safe is just as important.

Management programmes show encouraging results

2013-11-26 17:13

As we highlight World Aids Day on 1 December it is encouraging to see there have been major advances in the understanding of the disease as well as developments in its management over the last decade.

Wits scientists make major progress with HIV vaccine

2013-11-22 05:00

Two local researchers have made major progress into research on an HIV vaccine to prevent infection.

Wits scientists make major progress with HIV vaccine

2013-11-21 08:26

Two local researchers have made major progress into research on an HIV vaccine to prevent infection.

France okays home tests for HIV

2013-11-08 07:46

Self-testing HIV kits will go on sale in France next year under a strategy aimed at reducing the spread of the virus causing Aids.

Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine

2013-11-05 05:00

Scientists have made an important breakthrough after capturing the clearest image yet of a protein which allows the deadly HI virus to attack human immune cells.

HIV epidemics may make Aids unbeatable

2013-11-04 13:58

HIV epidemics are becoming more concentrated in marginalised groups which could hamper efforts to combat Aids.

South Africans make up a third of ARV recipients

2014-03-26 15:27

There are currently 2,4 million people in South Africa on ARVs, and this makes up 30% of the 8 million people worldwide on ARVs, according to SA’s Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

Screening tests all men should have

2014-03-11 09:42

Most men would rather set their shorts on fire or go to five children's parties in a row than go for a colon cancer screening or a prostate check-up. Here's why you should go.

Screening tests all men should have

2014-03-10 14:12

Most men would rather set their shorts on fire or go to five children's parties in a row than go for a colon cancer screening or a prostate check-up. Here's why you should go.

Screening tests all men should have

2014-03-09 16:00

Most men would rather set their shorts on fire than go for a colon cancer screening or a prostate check-up. Here's why you should go.

US fears for patents on next-generation drugs in India

2014-03-07 15:03

The US is concerned about Indian authorities considering allowing local firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs that are still on patent.

Limpopo man promises medal, cash to women virgins

2014-02-26 16:18

A Limpopo man has come up with a novel idea in the battle against HIV/Aids: he has promised a gold medal and a cash prize of R100 000 to South African women for remaining virgins.

Falling pregnant while on the pill

2014-02-04 15:27

If you’re on the Pill, you obviously don’t want to fall pregnant right now – which is why you should be on the alert for medicines that make it less effective.

Gates Foundation gives R370m for health in SA

2014-01-21 16:08

The Gates Foundation has donated R370m to SA research on three of Africa's worst killers - HIV/Aids, TB and malaria.

The symptoms of HIV/Aids

2014-01-20 11:15

The symptoms of HIV infection include the following: fever and nights sweats, swollen glands, diarrhoea, aching muscles and tiredness.

New HIV infection, Aids deaths fall

2014-01-18 07:00

New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by a third since 2004, according to a report handed to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

South Africa's HIV plan in disarray

2014-01-08 15:14

South Africa’s HIV/Aids treatment programme is in a state of disarray, and could lead to the deaths of thousands of people, Aids activists and doctors have charged.

Millions of HIV+ Africans still lack medication

2013-12-12 13:18

About 13 million HIV-positive Africans still don't have access to the life-saving medication they require.

New HIV strain more lethal

2013-11-30 05:00

A new and more aggressive strain of HIV discovered in West Africa causes significantly faster progression to Aids, researchers claim.

1 in 5 SA clinics short of HIV/Aids drugs

2013-11-29 06:40

One in five South African clinics are running short of life-saving HIV/Aids drugs, affecting nearly half a million people.

Clinics running short of HIV/Aids drugs

2013-11-29 05:58

One in five South African clinics are running short of life-saving HIV/Aids drugs, affecting nearly half a million people and undermining the success of the world's largest treatment programme, medical charities said.

HIV infections increasing in Eastern Europe

2013-11-27 11:57

Some 131 000 people were newly infected with HIV in Europe and nearby countries in 2012, an eight per cent rise from a year earlier.

Rwanda launches non-surgical circumcision drive

2013-11-26 21:17

Rwanda has launched a national drive to "non-surgically" circumcise 700 000 men in a bid to cut rates of HIV infection, claiming to be the first country in the world to do so.

Government grants reduce HIV risks for SA teenage girls

2013-11-26 13:15

A large-scale study, led by Oxford University, has identified that government grants in Southern Africa can reduce major HIV risks for teenage girls.

Cabinet: Practice safe sex

2013-11-21 16:39

Cabinet has called on South Africans to abstain, be faithful, and use a condom to help government's efforts to stem the HIV/Aids pandemic.

France okays home tests for HIV

2013-11-08 09:36

Self-testing HIV kits will go on sale in France next year under a strategy aimed at reducing the spread of the virus causing Aids.

HIV epidemics may make Aids unbeatable

2013-11-05 15:30

HIV epidemics are becoming more concentrated in marginalised groups which could hamper efforts to combat Aids.

HIV epidemics may make Aids unbeatable

2013-11-04 19:00

HIV epidemics are becoming more concentrated in marginalised groups which could and could hamper efforts to combat Aids.

 
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