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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Group protest in support of SANDF HIV case

2014-07-29 21:13

About 100 people protested outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to support a case involving SANDF members allegedly unfairly discriminated against.

Ugandan nurse accused of spreading HIV

2014-04-14 07:52

A Ugandan nurse has been dubbed “the killer nurse” after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a 2-year-old patient.


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/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.


We speak to Change The Stigma Project founder, Charles Jacobs, about life after going public with his HIV status. Watch.

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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.

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.

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

2014-09-23 12:43

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.

SANDF's HIV policy attacked

2014-07-29 22:44

The SANDF has been accused of brazenly ignoring a court order granted six years ago and their own regulations which declare any discrimination against HIV-positive applicants unconstitutional.

Govt wants everyone tested for HIV

2014-07-24 05:00

The government plans to extend HIV/Aids tests to the entire population and speed up antiretroviral treatment of those who test positive for the virus.

Circumcision can reduce HIV risk

2014-04-04 11:56

Voluntary medical male circumcision reduces men's risk of acquiring HIV from their female partners by approximately 60%, writes Khanyisa Dunjwa .

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