ARTICLES RELATING TO HIV AIDS

Turkmenistan wants HIV test for marriage license seekers

2016-04-07 07:21

Turkmenistan has passed a law under which all people seeking a marriage license must be tested for HIV.

5 things you should know about PrEP

2016-03-15 13:00

Here are five things you should know about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, which is available to all South Africans who are at high risk for HIV.

Mbeki, supporters HIV/Aids stance 'nonsense'

2016-03-10 12:22

The "nonsense" peddled by former president Thabo Mbeki and people who defended him regarding HIV and Aids has to be cleared up, GroundUp editor and activist Nathan Geffen says.

Zuma's Aids shower comment comes back to haunt him

2016-03-09 21:31

President Jacob Zuma's controversial shower comment that was popularised during his rape trial made a comeback; just days after former president Thabo Mbeki again faced the wrath of the medical fraternity over his contentious Aids views.

Procedures for HIV self-test kits will be put in place, says Ramaphosa

2016-03-09 18:54

Proper procedures for HIV/Aids self-test kits are still to be put in place, even though the kits are currently available over the counter, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

An open letter to Thabo Mbeki by a clinical associate

2016-03-08 14:06

Sanele Sano Ngcobo challenges former President Thabo Mbeki to admit that he was wrong on his controversial stance on HIV.

I never said HIV does not cause Aids - Mbeki

2016-03-07 11:56

Former president Thabo Mbeki has addressed the "Aids denialism" which overshadowed his term in office, claiming that he never claimed that "HIV does not cause Aids".

Woman busted with R300 000 stolen ARVs

2016-02-18 20:01

A women caught with over 300 bottles of stolen ARVs, reportedly destined to be sold to drug dealers to make the popular street drug whoonga, will be appearing in court for bail.

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.

 

Charlie Sheen reportedly caught on audio tape lying about his HIV status to former lover

2016-03-31 16:00

Charlie Sheen allegedly told one of his former lovers that his HIV-positive diagnosis is "none of your business", and she claims he told her he was "not infected".

Sex workers to get HIV treatment, ARVs

2016-03-14 10:27

South Africa has become one of the first countries in the world to prevent and treat HIV among sex workers.

Mbeki was right about HIV and Aids - independent researchers

2016-03-10 06:52

Independent researchers, advocate Anthony Brink and Chris Rawiins, have come out in support of former president Thabo Mbeki's views on HIV/Aids.

Home HIV testing kits must only be used for screening

2016-03-09 20:43

Take-home HIV testing kits, which was banned for sale until recently, should only be used for screenings and a diagnosis of HIV can only be made following a second test analysis.

Thabo Mbeki is a coward and his Aids denialism was catastrophic - TAC

2016-03-08 21:30

The Treatment Action Campaign has launched a blistering attack against former president Thabo Mbeki over his contentious stance on Aids, which has killed hundreds of thousands of South Africans.

Mbeki still believes his own Aids propaganda

2016-03-07 16:50

Former president Thabo Mbeki is still unable to see the misery he has caused to so many people, writes Health-e News Managing Editor Kerry Cullinan.

SA wants life expectancy of 70 years

2016-02-24 14:15

Health is high on the priority list of the government with the National Development Plan envisioning a South Africa where life expectancy is at least 70 years, according to the Budget Review.

When condoms aren't enough: To PrEP or not to PrEP?

2016-02-15 14:10

Will taking pre-exposure prophylaxis, more commonly referred to as PrEP, condone risky sexual behaviour? What if people call me a “Truvada whore”? This is the story of a young South African wrestling with the idea of going on PrEP.

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.

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