Resistance to HIV drug continues to grow

2016-02-12 10:54

In sub-Sahara Africa, up to 15 percent of HIV patients treated with tenofovir-based drug combinations will develop resistance to tenofovir in the first year of treatment, researchers estimate.

New HIV drug not to be used in isolation - Aids organisation

2015-12-13 16:30

Users of the newly-approved HIV preventative drug, Truvada, must be educated about its use, an HIV/Aids educational organisation says.

HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients - report

2015-11-30 14:34

Efforts to get lifesaving antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Sharan African countries are routinely failing at "the last mile", MSF says.

Few gay and bisexual teen males go for HIV tests

2015-08-27 10:24

Recent research suggests that HIV testing rates among young US adults are low, and that gay and bisexual men may misjudge their risk of becoming infected.

UN says spread of Aids has been reversed

2015-07-14 21:11

The spread of HIV has been reversed, meeting one of the 2000 Millennium Goals nine months ahead of schedule.

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.


Controversial Kenyan 'bishop' sells olive oil as cure for HIV, cancer

2016-01-26 12:41

Controversial Kenyan bishop Gilbert Deya, who was in the news a few years ago over the "miracle babies" saga, now claims to have discovered a cure for HIV and cancer.

HIV stigma – what people living with HIV need to know

2015-11-30 16:15

Stigma is one of the most dangerous aspects of HIV and could cost patients their lives, an expert says.

Scientists developing GM garden of medicines

2015-10-14 16:36

Australian scientists are developing genetically modified plants containing drugs to treat life-threatening illnesses including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and HIV.

One in 10 South Africans living with HIV - Stats SA

2015-07-23 19:31

Around one in 10 South Africans are living with HIV, according to a report released by Statistics SA.

Reveal status or else

2015-07-07 09:31

THE Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) is exploring criminalising the transmission of HIV/Aids.

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.

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