Listen to the girl child, pleads First Lady Tobeka Madiba-Zuma

2017-05-14 17:49

President Jacob Zuma’s wife, Tobeka Madiba-Zuma, has launched the Listen to the Girl Child campaign, aimed at providing ongoing mentorship to young girls, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Son’s cry: 'I am HIV positive, not cursed!'

2017-05-02 15:36

Despite knowing about the HI virus and that he needed medical treatment, a young man from Mpumalanga chose instead to trust his family's judgement.

'I am HIV positive, but my partner is negative'

2017-03-01 14:13

A couple from the Free State were shocked to find out that they had different HIV statuses despite sharing an HIV-positive child. Here is their story.

SA can save billions with new HIV drug combination

2017-01-17 10:29

South Africa is home to the largest concentration of people living with HIV in the world, and a new drug combination could save the country billions in medication.

Fast-growing HIV epidemic in Philippines

2016-12-08 13:03

HIV prevention education in Philippine schools is woefully inadequate, commercial marketing of condoms is non-existent, and there are barriers to condom access and HIV testing.

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.


KZN traditional healers to test and counsel HIV and TB patients

2017-05-09 10:55

Traditional healers in KwaZulu Natal have been trained by the provincial Department of Health (DoH) to counsel, examine and test their patients impacted by HIV/Aids and TB.

I found out I was pregnant and HIV+ at the same time

2017-03-28 11:06

After falling pregnant, Sonto Moloi was told she was HIV-positive. She speaks about the challenges and fears she's had to face and how she managed to overcome them.

HIV drugs may boost syphilis risk

2017-01-17 11:31

A new study finds that antiretrovirals may pose a risk to especially gay and bisexual men by making them more vulnerable to the bacteria that cause syphilis.

Denial very nearly kills HIV positive woman

2017-01-06 09:32

A young Free State woman was afraid of being rejected after revealing her HIV status, but was pleasantly surprised when her friends and family rallied around her.

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.

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