Call to ensure no room for error in HIV test kit screening process

2015-09-30 18:08

The robustness of the screening processes for South Africa’s HIV test kits has been called into question following revelations that defective batches had passed initial tests.

Teen's HIV in check for 12 years without drugs

2015-07-20 20:30

A French teenager born with HIV and treated until age 6, is still free from infection 12 years after stopping the treatments, suggesting the first case of long-term remission in a child infected from birth, researchers say.

HIV vaccine trials offer a ray of hope

2015-06-14 16:57

Breakthrough measure has the potential to stem the Aids pandemic that is ravaging SA

No shortage of ARVs in South Africa

2015-06-08 17:21

The Department of Health has reiterated that, in South Africa, there is no shortage of ARVs – amid panic about drug stock outs.

HIV+ women don't discuss sexual health with doctors

2015-05-07 11:59

Women who are HIV-positive don't often talk with their doctors about sexual health and contraceptives, a new study suggests.

Instant self-test HIV kit on sale in the UK

2015-04-27 14:55

Britain's first legally-approved HIV self-testing kit has gone on sale online, promising a result in just 15 minutes with a 99.7% accuracy rate.

Zuma congratulates Karim on AU award

2015-01-31 21:14

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Professor Salim Abdool Karim for receiving a science award from the African Union, the presidency says.>

Progress but not success in HIV/Aids fight - Ramaphosa

2014-10-27 10:52

Many achievements have been made in fighting HIV/Aids but the country cannot claim success due to the high number of new infections, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Woman loses damages claim over HIV test

2014-08-12 09:21

A woman has failed in a damages claim against the Limpopo health MEC after she said she was mistakenly told she was HIV positive, according to a report.

Court to hear SANDF HIV case

2014-07-29 06:32

A case of two former SA National Defence Force recruits who lost their jobs allegedly because they were HIV-positive will be heard in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.


US to spend $300 million to fight HIV in Africa

2015-09-26 18:33

The Obama administration says it is allotting an additional $300 million to the effort to reduce HIV infection among girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.

Cuba is the first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

2015-07-01 08:37

The World Health Organization has declared Cuba to be the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child.

SA ‘code red’ Z TAC national response

2015-06-11 10:31

The Department of Health in KZN has been lambasted after failing to respond to the National Medicine Stock Out report on shortages of essential medicines in hospitals and clinics around the province.

Malawi sex workers to get damages over forced HIV tests

2015-05-22 06:32

A Malawi court has ruled that 11 prostitutes who were forced to take HIV tests by police six years ago will be awarded damages, a court official says.

Austrian magazine printed with HIV blood

2015-05-05 21:11

An Austrian men's magazine has printed its latest edition using blood from people who are HIV-positive in order to counter the stigma often attached to the virus.

Martin Young: The AIDS-like State of the Zuma Administration

2015-02-24 18:49

Young, a doctor, was in the frontline during SA’s AIDS epidemic and 350 000 preventable deaths. He sees those mistakes repeated by the Zuma Administration.

Put focus back on Aids: De Klerk Foundation

2014-11-30 21:06

Even though the situation with HIV/Aids has improved, the world still needs to draw its attention back to the realities of the disease, the FW de Klerk Foundation has said on the eve of World Aids Day.

New clues to HIV origin

2014-10-03 09:52

Railways and prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus, with a study suggesting its initial appearance in Congo.

Condom law puts LA porn directors out of mood

2014-08-10 22:00

The porn industry in Los Angeles has been on the down-and-out ever since a law requiring actors wear condoms sent film makers scrambling to find less restrictive work conditions.

SANDF accused of HIV discrimination

2014-07-28 08:43

The SA National Defence Force is being taken to court for allegedly discriminating against HIV-positive members and new recruits, according to a report.

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