Aids Focus

Govt wants everyone tested for HIV

The government plans to extend HIV/Aids tests to the entire population and speed up antiretroviral treatment of those who test positive for the virus.

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Aids epidemic could be under control by 2030

2014-07-17 05:00

There is increasing hope that ending Aids is possible and that by 2030 the epidemic might be under control.

Aids epidemic could be under control by 2030

2014-07-16 17:55

There is increasing hope that ending Aids is possible and that by 2030 the epidemic might be under control.

Aids epidemic could be under control by 2030

2014-07-16 13:55

There is increasing hope that ending Aids is possible and that by 2030 the epidemic might be under control.

Falling pregnant while on the pill

2014-07-14 09:10

The Pill is useful for couples not wanting to conceive, but you could be taking other medicines that make it less effective.

 

Screening tests all men should have

2014-05-07 15:23

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.

Symptoms of HIV/Aids

2014-05-02 16:19

Most people will have symptoms about three weeks after they have been infected with HIV. Find out what to look out for.

Factors affecting safer sex choices

2014-05-02 15:59

Choosing to have safer sex is a decision many people have to make. What are the factors influencing this important choice?

What are the causes of HIV/Aids?

2014-05-02 15:48

There are two viruses that cause Aids, namely HIV-1 and HIV-2. Find out more.

Five myths about HIV/Aids

2014-05-02 15:35

HIV/Aids is not a new condition yet many myths remain as to what it is.

How is HIV/Aids diagnosed?

2014-05-02 15:11

HIV infection and Aids are classed in Australia as Group D notifications. Initial diagnosis involves careful history and physical examination.

Dating, sex and HIV

2014-05-02 14:52

HIV is a communicable disease, meaning it can be passed from one person to another. When it comes to sex, what can you do and what can’t you?

HIV/Aids: opportunistic infections

2014-05-02 14:36

When the immune system is damaged by a condition as intrusive as HIV, common bugs have the potential to become serious health issues.

HIV/Aids and disclosure

2014-04-23 14:39

Disclosing to someone that you’re HIV positive can be a daunting prospect. But with practice, you'll get better at sharing this highly personal bit of information.

HIV and finding the right doctor

2014-04-23 14:33

Choosing the right doctor is perhaps the most important decision you’ll make after being diagnosed with HIV.

HIVAids and coping with side effects

2014-04-23 14:19

Advances in HIV/Aids treatment have meant more people are living healthier, longer lives. But with the benefits of anti-HIV medication come potential side effects.

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.

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.

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.

Screening tests all men should have

2014-05-20 11:36

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.

HIV/Aids prevalence in Australia

2014-05-02 16:22

There are currently more than 25,700 people in Australia living with HIV, most of which are men.

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV

2014-05-02 16:05

Up to 40% of children born to HIV-positive women are infected. What should you know about mother-to-child transmission?

Brief history of HIV in Australia

2014-05-02 15:54

The first diagnosis of Aids in Australia was recorded in 1982. Since then, we've come a long way in terms of understanding and managing the disease.

What are the risk factors for HIV infection?

2014-05-02 15:41

There are many ways in which you can be at risk of contracting HIV. Learn more about the most common risk practices.

You've done it. What now?

2014-05-02 15:30

Here's what to do if you suspect you have been exposed to HIV.

ARVs vs. weight loss

2014-05-02 15:05

Preventing weight loss is an important aspect of HIV/Aids treatment among people who aren’t on ARVs. But other factors come into play for those who are.

HIV/Aids and nutrition

2014-05-02 14:43

A healthy, nutritious diet is vitally important for people who have HIV/Aids.

HIV stigma and discrimination

2014-04-23 14:42

Stigma and discrimination related to HIV/Aids are almost as old as the pandemic itself, and, regrettably, still persists today.

HIV/Aids and children

2014-04-23 14:37

While HIV infection rates among children have more than halved since 2001, more than 250,000 were living with the virus in 2012, according to the United Nations.

HIV/Aids and flu

2014-04-23 14:29

People living with HIV/Aids have an increased risk of flu complications. For this reason, experts strongly recommend the flu shot at the start of the influenza season.

Screening tests all men should have

2014-04-16 16:34

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.

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.

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 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.

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