ARTICLES RELATING TO HIV/AIDS

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.

US Global Aids coordinator worried about blessers

2016-07-16 08:00

It is concerning that there is an App which makes it possible for young women to meet older men for transactional relationships, says ambassador-at-large and United States Global Aids coordinator, Deborah Brix.

Massive drop in new HIV transmission among African kids

2016-07-13 11:00

There has been a significant decrease in new HIV infections among children in eastern and southern Africa, largely because of the decrease in mother-to child transmission.

Zim correctional services want condoms distributed in jails

2016-06-09 14:36

Zimbabwean correctional services have called for the distribution of condoms in the country’s prisons, saying this will help fight the prevalence of HIV/Aids, reports say.

I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

2016-04-21 14:46

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.

UN, Malawi try drones to transport HIV tests in babies

2016-03-23 22:00

Malawi and UNICEF are experimenting with drones to speed up HIV testing for infants

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.

 

'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.

R2K raises concern over SSA 'vetting' Aids conference delegates

2016-07-14 22:37

Reports that the State Security Agency will vet delegates attending the International Aids Conference in Durban are appalling, the Right2Know campaign says.

HIV, Aids and 90-90-90: what is it and why does it matter?

2016-07-13 10:25

By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

DA objects to ANC taking credit for turning around HIV/Aids policy

2016-05-04 22:19

It was a disgrace that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is letting the ANC take credit for providing anti-retrovirals to HIV-positive people, DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says.

Almost all HIV positive prisoners are on ARVs

2016-04-19 15:23

Almost all HIV positive prisoners are on ARVs, the correctional services department says.

Kenyan govt hands out a million condoms to gay men

2016-02-17 13:30

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority has distributed 1.2 million condoms to gay men in the coastal region, according to a report.

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.

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