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.

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.

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.

Blood transfusion discrimination for gays ends

2014-05-22 08:55

The SA National Blood Service has implemented a new policy on blood donations in which all people in new relationships or who have multiple sexual partners are not allowed to donate - regardless of their sexuality.

HIV vaccine on the way: Motsoaledi

2014-03-04 05:30

Sustained research programmes will eventually lead scientists to develop a vaccine for the prevention and treatment of HIV, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Matthew McConaughey consulted 3 doctors about HIV when he was younger

2014-02-06 20:00

Matthew McConaughey was worried about the possibility of contracting HIV when he was a teenager so he spoke to three doctors about the risks.

Uganda plans drug boost for Aids fight

2014-01-30 20:01

Uganda's government is planning to double expenditure on anti-retroviral drugs in an effort to reverse a worsening trend in HIV infections.


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.

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.

World Aids forum opens to tribute for plane dead

2014-07-20 16:12

A six-day world forum on Aids has got under way to tributes to six campaigners killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

North West probes baby formula scandal

2014-04-04 11:26

The North West health department is investigating why it bought R7m worth of baby milk formula but failed to distribute most of it, and then had to pay R2m to dispose of it, according to a report.

Malawi sex workers want damages

2014-02-25 20:00

Fourteen sex workers arrested by police in Malawi and forced to take HIV tests have launched a fresh bid to seek damages in court.

Uganda army winning hearts, minds, foreskins

2014-02-04 16:48

Ugandan troops have been marking national army week celebrations with a public health drive that includes distributing condoms and circumcising men as part of efforts to battle Aids.

Motsepe Foundation donates R11m to Aids campaign

2014-01-26 10:05

The Motsepe Foundation has donated R11m to U2 singer Bono's (RED) campaign, which fights HIV/Aids.

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