ARTICLES RELATING TO HIV/AIDS

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.

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.

Death rate halved, but HIV remains SA's biggest killer

2016-11-30 11:46

HIV is still the leading cause of death in South Africa, and according to the SAMRC we need to enhance our efforts to treat more people, improve prevention efforts and integrate TB care into HIV treatment.

HIV-positive Malawi man jailed for sexual rituals

2016-11-23 10:54

A Malawian man was prosecuted after publicly speaking about his role as a 'hyena'. In parts of the country a 'hyena' is paid to have sex with bereaved widows and adolescent girls.

Antibodies may hold key to HIV suppression

2016-11-10 09:51

Researchers managed to repress blood levels of HIV levels in patients for a short time with infusions of an anti-HIV antibody before the virus reappeared.

Global fund collects $13 billion to fight Aids, malaria and TB

2016-09-19 12:37

The Global Fund has so far spent $30 billion on programmes to fight these three deadly diseases around the world, with most of it going to Africa.

2 women charged with stealing ARVs from Mpumalanga clinic

2016-09-09 13:58

Two women, suspected of being part of a syndicate that has been robbing clinics in Mpumalanga of much needed ARVs, are expected to appear in court soon.

Malawi: Calls to free HIV-positive serial 'hyena' get louder

2016-08-17 14:02

An HIV-positive Malawian man who confessed to having had sex with more than 100 women and girls is attracting sympathy from several quarters.

Blind, HIV positive street child becomes motivational speaker

2016-07-21 15:46

Born blind, Nthabiseng Moloi was abandoned by her parents when she was six. Her adoptive mother found her bleeding on the pavement following a gang rape.

Why a young student needs to keep her HIV status a secret

2016-07-21 11:15

During the five day countdown to the World Aids Conference, a young woman explained why she did not want to embarrass her grandmother with her HIV status.

 

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.

New vaginal ring for slow release ARV

2016-11-30 12:41

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.

HIV+ children to benefit from new online tool

2016-11-25 14:44

With a new online tool, doctors, nurses and facility managers working in the South African public health sector will be able to track who is, and isn’t, doing well on HIV treatment.

Two-drug therapy shows promise for HIV remission

2016-11-11 10:26

Researchers combined an experimental vaccine with an immune-stimulating drug to create a one-two punch that caused a virus similar to HIV to become undetectable in monkeys

HIV-like infection suppressed without ongoing therapy

2016-10-14 11:36

Antibody therapy given to macaque monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) resulted in their viral levels remaining low to undetectable for close to two years.

10-year jail sentence for HIV-positive Craigslist sex offender

2016-09-13 11:07

A Georgia man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for using Craigslist to arrange sexual encounters with at least two different women without revealing he was HIV-positive.

A robust health system for the future

2016-09-04 07:45

The strengthening of health systems has become an urgent global strategic agenda in the aftermath of devastating pandemics, such as HIV/Aids in sub-Saharan Africa and Ebola in west Africa.

Malawi man held over paid sex with 100 girls

2016-07-26 13:36

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has ordered the arrest of a man paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood.

'Sugar daddies' and 'blessers' increase HIV/Aids risk

2016-07-21 11:48

Lebogang Motsumi, 27, still remembers the moment when she learnt she had contracted HIV from a man a decade her senior.

More than $36 billion a year needed to stop Aids

2016-07-20 09:37

Since 2010 development assistance for HIV has remained nearly constant, but meeting the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets will require major changes in how programmes are delivered and financed.

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