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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'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.

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.

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.

Tutu: fight against HIV/AIDS not over yet

2014-11-05 10:05

The Treatment Action Campaign hopes to raise R10 million in a month to continue their work which includes HIV/AIDS education.

Elton John joins forces with US govt against Aids

2014-10-27 10:19

Elton John and US Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced a joint project to help expand access to HIV services for gays and transgender individuals in Africa.

Nations need improved data collection for health workers

2014-10-02 14:30

The US-based Frontline Health Workers Coalition urges nations to adopt improved, systematic data collection efforts for community health workers to more effectively assess the current state of the entire health workforce.

Nations need improved data collection for health workers

2014-09-30 11:55

The US-based Frontline Health Workers Coalition urges nations to adopt improved, systematic data collection efforts for community health workers to more effectively assess the current state of the entire health workforce.

Court rules against SANDF HIV policy

2014-09-26 14:40

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled in favour of two women army recruits whose contracts have been cancelled because they tested HIV-positive.

Victoria Beckham named HIV/AIDS ambassador

2014-09-26 09:16

As a newly-appointed UNAIDS goodwill ambassador, Victoria Beckham will focus on reducing the number of children born with HIV and assist in getting women and children access to healthcare.

Victoria Beckham named HIV/AIDS ambassador

2014-09-26 08:33

As a newly-appointed UNAIDS goodwill ambassador, Victoria Beckham will focus on reducing the number of children born with HIV and assist in getting women and children access to healthcare.

Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against Aids more than Thabo Mbeki?

2014-09-23 12:43
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Has South African President Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/Aids more than his predecessor? Opposition leader Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.

Fungus deadly to Aids patients grows on trees

2014-08-22 14:04

A 13-year-old girl found the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/Aids patients in Southern California for many years.

Syphilis

2014-08-11 11:32

Besides Aids, syphilis is the next most serious sexually transmitted disease. If left untreated, it will be fatal. It is caused by a bacterium called eponema pallidum.

Problems that interfere with good nutrition

2014-08-08 15:20

HIV/Aids may make it difficult to eat and digest food properly. Symptoms such as poor appetite, diarrhoea, nausea and mouth sores are often the result of immune system suppression, opportunistic infections and treatment side-effects.

Management and monitoring of HIV infection

2014-08-08 14:39

Once HIV infection is diagnosed, a person has a life-long condition that will go through several stages and which has many consequences. Learn more.

The interaction between viral load, CD4 cell count and disease progression

2014-08-08 10:42

The "dance" between CD4 cell counts and viral loads can predict how fast or slow the final stages of Aids kick in in an HIV positive patient.

Protecting your child from HIV infection

2014-08-07 15:38

As a parent, you can help protect your child from HIV infection, and contribute to the fight against HIV/Aids generally.

Aids 101

2014-08-07 14:30

It’s been with us for a quarter-century; you’d think we’d have a reasonably good grasp of how HIV/Aids works by now. But we could all do with a brush-up on the fundamentals.

 

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.

Why these women are killing their babies

2014-12-02 08:38

Rapid evolution of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa.

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 15:53

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

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.

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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.

Tutu: fight against HIV/Aids not over yet

2014-11-05 08:14

The Treatment Action Campaign hopes to raise R10 million in a month to continue their work which includes HIV/Aids education.

Hi-tech images point to chinks in HIV's armour

2014-10-09 13:49

In a boost for the long and frustrating quest for an Aids vaccine, researchers have unveiled molecular imaging of an elusive feature that helps HIV infect immune cells.

TAC not facing imminent closure

2014-09-30 22:46

The Treatment Action Campaign is not facing imminent closure, but will have to make "tough decisions" if it does not get more funding.

Victoria Beckham named HIV/AIDS ambassador

2014-09-30 11:52

As a newly-appointed UNAIDS goodwill ambassador, Victoria Beckham will focus on reducing the number of children born with HIV and assist in getting women and children access to healthcare.

Victoria Beckham named HIV/AIDS ambassador

2014-09-26 10:25

As a newly-appointed UNAIDS goodwill ambassador, Victoria Beckham will focus on reducing the number of children born with HIV and assist in getting women and children access to healthcare.

Victoria Beckham named HIV/AIDS ambassador

2014-09-26 08:43

As a newly-appointed UNAIDS goodwill ambassador, Victoria Beckham will focus on reducing the number of children born with HIV and assist in getting women and children access to healthcare.

Has Zuma hurt the fight against Aids?

2014-09-23 12:46

Has South African President Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/Aids more than Thabo Mbeki? Africa Check investigates.

Botswana has to pay HIV treatment for foreigners

2014-08-23 07:10

Botswana's High Court has ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense.

Screening tests all men should have

2014-08-20 09:08

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.

SA needs to be educated about male circumcision

2014-08-11 09:56

Insurance provider, AllLife, is advocating for initiatives intended to raise awareness concerning circumcision for HIV-positive heterosexual men.

Antiretroviral treatment

2014-08-08 15:06

Many things can help to keep a person with HIV infection well for many years, eventually it becomes necessary to take antiretroviral drugs in order to lengthen a person’s life.

HIV positive? How to tell others

2014-08-08 11:09

Disclosure of a loved one’s seropositive status is difficult and often a shock, and no two people react in the same way to the news. Here's help.

HIV and the immune system

2014-08-07 16:22

We know that HIV attacks the immune system, but what is a virus and why this particular virus so unique?

A day in the life of the HI Virus

2014-08-07 15:07

Take a look at a simplified version of the life cycle of the HI virus.

ARVs vs. weight loss

2014-08-07 14:22

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.

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