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'Pharma Bro' Shkreli jailed after Clinton threat

Martin Shkreli has been sent to jail after a US judge revoked the bail of the former pharmaceutical executive over a threat aimed at Hillary Clinton - which he insists was a joke.

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Man caught with R63 000 worth of ARVs gets R500 bail

2017-09-05 20:42

A former paramedic, charged with unlawful possession of antiretroviral drugs worth R63 000, has been released on R500 bail in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court.

Top Aids Council spot for Griselda Dudumashe?

2017-08-21 16:06

Criselda Dudumashe’s defence of Manana is reportedly 'in line with her defence of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang’s quack remedies'.

 

Top Aids Council spot for Criselda Dudumashe?

2017-08-21 15:57

Criselda Dudumashe’s defence of Manana is reportedly 'in line with her defence of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang’s quack remedies'.

Experts warn Aids deaths in Africa still ‘shockingly’ high

2017-07-26 16:48

Doctors Without Borders say they are missing many opportunities to prevent deaths caused by Aids-related diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

Did Prudence Mabele quit her ARVs?

2017-07-25 13:03

It has been revealed that Prudence Mabele 'regularly joked that she interrupted her antiretroviral treatment'.

Swaziland turns around world's highest HIV infection rate: report

2017-07-24 15:03

Swaziland, which bears the world's heaviest HIV burden, has halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers say.

HIV/Aids treatments soon available at 'ATMs'

2017-07-23 08:45

Pharmacy dispensing units will soon be rolled out at Gauteng malls to make it easier for people living with HIV/Aids to collect their medication.

Why sharing ARVs is dangerous

2017-07-18 08:24

Many people think that taking another person's HIV/Aids medication is okay, because the HIV virus is the same, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Why sharing ARVs is dangerous

2017-07-14 09:40

Many people think that taking another person's HIV/Aids medication is okay, because the HIV virus is the same, but nothing could be further from the truth.

HIV/Aids treatments soon available at 'ATMs'

2017-07-14 06:51

Pharmacy dispensing units will soon be rolled out at Gauteng malls to make it easier for people living with HIV/Aids to collect their medication.

HIV positive teens have to skip school to get ARVs

2017-06-14 17:00

Clinic operating hours need to be lengthened to offer young people the opportunity to get their medication after school.

HIV positive teens have to skip school to get ARVs

2017-06-07 11:51

Clinic operating hours need to be lengthened to offer young people the opportunity to get their medication after school.

KZN traditional healers to test and counsel HIV and TB patients

2017-05-09 10:55

Traditional healers in KwaZulu Natal have been trained by the provincial Department of Health (DoH) to counsel, examine and test their patients impacted by HIV/Aids and TB.

Son’s cry: 'I am HIV positive, not cursed!'

2017-05-03 08:53

Despite knowing about the HI virus and that he needed medical treatment, a young man from Mpumalanga chose instead to trust his family's judgement.

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

2017-04-19 13:17

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'

2017-03-01 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.

Why sharing ARVs is dangerous

2017-07-30 20:45

Many people think that taking another person's HIV/Aids medication is okay, because the HIV virus is the same, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Experts warn Aids deaths in Africa still ‘shockingly’ high

2017-07-26 13:10

Doctors Without Borders say they are missing many opportunities to prevent deaths caused by Aids-related diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

Did Prudence Mabele quit her ARVs?

2017-07-25 13:02

It has been revealed that Prudence Mabele 'regularly joked that she interrupted her antiretroviral treatment'.

PrEP 'guinea pig' remains HIV negative

2017-07-24 09:46

Taking a single Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) tablet daily keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected. It has been shown to be safe and effective.

Why sharing ARVs is dangerous

2017-07-14 19:15

Many people think that taking another person's HIV/Aids medication is okay, because the HIV virus is the same, but nothing could be further from the truth.

HIV/Aids treatments soon available at 'ATMs'

2017-07-14 08:01

Pharmacy dispensing units will soon be rolled out at Gauteng malls to make it easier for people living with HIV/Aids to collect their medication.

HIV/Aids treatments soon available at 'ATMs'

2017-07-13 13:11

Pharmacy dispensing units will soon be rolled out at Gauteng malls to make it easier for people living with HIV/Aids to collect their medication.

SA parents ‘happy’ to circumcise babies to prevent HIV

2017-06-15 12:34

The idea that babies be circumcised to help fight the HIV/Aids epidemic appears to be acceptable to a great many South African parents.

HIV positive teens have to skip school to get ARVs

2017-06-08 08:16

Clinic operating hours need to be lengthened to offer young people the opportunity to get their medication after school.

Listen to the girl child, pleads First Lady Tobeka Madiba-Zuma

2017-05-14 17:49

President Jacob Zuma’s wife, Tobeka Madiba-Zuma, has launched the Listen to the Girl Child campaign, aimed at providing ongoing mentorship to young girls, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Son’s cry: 'I am HIV positive, not cursed!'

2017-05-08 14:28

Despite knowing about the HI virus and that he needed medical treatment, a young man from Mpumalanga chose instead to trust his family's judgement.

Son’s cry: 'I am HIV positive, not cursed!'

2017-05-02 15:36

Despite knowing about the HI virus and that he needed medical treatment, a young man from Mpumalanga chose instead to trust his family's judgement.

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 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.

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