Home HIV testing gets the green light

2016-02-08 11:18

After years of debate about the merits of home HIV testing, a ban has been lifted on pharmacist sales of do-it-yourself HIV tests.

How goats’ milk is changing the lives of HIV positive children

2016-02-04 21:30

A food security and nutrition programme is making use of a herd of goats to improve the health of most HIV positive children at a school.

Why SA learners are having risky sex

2016-02-02 21:00

It is simple - high school learners are more likely to have unprotected sex because they are not necessarily skilled in negotiating condom use, says a public health specialist.

US lifts lifetime ban on gay blood donations

2015-12-22 06:27

The US has formally lifted its lifetime ban on blood donations by gay men, replacing the rule with a 12-month waiting period after last sexual contact.

New deal could help end ARV stock outs

2015-12-18 14:18

Pharmaceutical company AbbVie will allow generic manufacturers to produce its antiretroviral drug Aluvia to help safeguard supplies following a recent supply shortage.

Public must still use condoms despite new HIV pill - govt

2015-12-09 14:01

Despite a new HIV preventative drug being approved by the Medicines Control Council, South Africans have been urged to continue using condoms when having sex.

What drove women to lie in an HIV clinical trial in southern Africa

2015-12-04 08:37

The VOICE study, designed to determine whether drugs used to treat HIV infection can also prevent male-to-female HIV transmission when used daily, has failed because it did not take human nature into account.

India's government restores funding for HIV/Aids programme

2015-12-02 13:58

India's federal government said it will restore funding to the country's HIV/Aids programme months after it cut its contribution and asked regional governments to fill in the gaps.

Israel to begin enlisting HIV-positive soldiers

2015-12-02 06:18

In bid to fight the stigma of Aids in Israel, the country's military says it is to begin enlisting soldiers who are HIV- positive.

Aids Day highlights need to fix SA's patents law

2015-12-01 14:45

As we mark World Aids Day, the South African government stands accused of dragging its feet to reform the Patents Act in order to make crucial HIV medicine more accessible.


500 000 condoms ready for Angolan carnival

2016-02-06 06:57

Nearly 500 000 condoms will be distributed in the Angolan capital Luanda during a four-day annual carnival in a campaign to help prevent the spread of Aids, organisers say.

Male circumcision: You still need to use a condom

2016-02-03 15:10

A public health specialist cautions that using a condom is still essential after undergoing circumcision if you want to reduce your risk of acquiring HIV.

Hope for children suffering with TB and HIV

2015-12-22 16:50

New research at Stellenbosch University has offered hope for children infected with either tuberculosis or HIV.

Warning over the isolated use of HIV drug Truvada

2015-12-21 16:04

A doctor has cautioned against the isolated use of Truvada, which is also known as the pre-exposure prophylaxis pill, as a preventive measure to contracting HIV/Aids.

FBI arrests pharma CEO Martin Shkreli on fraud charges

2015-12-18 07:39

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical CEO who caused a storm in September by jacking up the price of a life-saving drug, was arrested on fraud charges, the FBI said.

Anointed condoms a no-no in Zimbabwe

2015-12-07 10:16

After cooking oil, holy water and pens that guarantee you'll get through your exams, some Zimbabweans are keen to get their hands on yet another "anointed" item: condoms.

Cambodian doctor guilty of infecting patients with HIV

2015-12-03 09:42

An unlicensed Cambodian doctor has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday after he was found guilty of infecting more than 200 people with HIV, including some who later died.

Russian TV host reveals HIV status live on air

2015-12-02 11:27

A well-known Russian television host announced live on air that he is HIV-positive, an unprecedented revelation in a country with rising infection rates but where HIV/Aids remains a largely taboo subject.

We need money to fight Aids, not to live a fancy lifestyle - Nehawu

2015-12-01 19:15

Striking National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union members briefly stopped singing outside Parliament to mark World Aids Day.

The fight against HIV is far from over for SA

2015-12-01 11:24

As South Africa celebrates World Aids Day, stigma fuelled by HIV myths may be a memory for some HIV-positive people, but not for everyone living with the virus.

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