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.

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

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.

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.

HIV positive women say forced sterilisation adds insult to injury

2015-03-18 18:48

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

2015-05-12 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

2015-02-26 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.

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.

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 16:03

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.

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