For the first time in nearly 20 years, researchers have confirmed the existence of a newly identified HIV subtype – with the help of modern technology.
Doctors have published evidence backing calls for treating HIV-infected patients before their immune system crashes below a commonly-recognised threshold.
Discovering yourself and entering new, more intimate relationships are what teens often deal with, but for HIV positive teens, there is more difficulty in managing the disclosure of their status and changing to adult HIV care providers, coupled with still being a 'normal' teen.
A study has found that a large percentage of people on anti-HIV therapy have HIV-harbouring cells in their cerebrospinal fluid, and that many of them suffer from cognitive impairment.
Even though health officials and organisations in the US urge people to get tested at least once – as part of their routine health care checks – most Americans have not had an HIV test done.
The United Nations has established an ambitious programme to end Aids by 2030, but which method could possibly help end this epidemic?
US President Donald Trump, in his 2019 State of the Union address, has announced a plan to eliminate new transmissions of HIV in his country by 2030.
Prices charged by pharmaceutical corporations vary wildly for the same medicine depending on who’s buying, and the exact prices that are paid are typically shrouded in secrecy.
Isabell Gama didn't understand what the tingling sensation in her swollen feet meant - her aunt suggested that she should become a sangoma before she lost both feet. But after two months of training and no change in her condition, she finally sought medical help.
HIV has become a manageable chronic condition. It's no longer a death sentence thanks to drug therapies that first became available in the 1990s.
Thandolwethu Prudence Zitha has cut all ties with her family - a good thing, she says, since they have shunned her after finding out she was HIV positive.
Top US health officials have backed President Donald Trump's goal of no new HIV transmissions in the country by 2030, and outlined just how it will be accomplished.
Interrupting your ARV treatment is a terrible decision, as you get a sudden surge of virus, which wipes out much of the immune system that has taken a long time to rebuild.
Male circumcision is only effective when it’s combined with other safe sex practices.
In Limpopo health institutions, technology is making it easier to communicate with clients, keep their information safe, and reduce conflicts due to missing data.
Male-adapted health care services are a key component to shrinking the HIV gap between women and men – and getting men to care.
A young woman living with HIV started a private Facebook page where people can feel free to ask questions, talk to others and get the support they need to stay focused and healthy.
It’s time to shine the light on some of the ridiculous and far-fetched perceptions about HIV that people still have.
A matter of public interest or an infringement of human rights? We take a look at the debate around compulsory HIV testing.
A combination of two HIV-fighting antibodies can suppress the virus in some patients, even after they stop standard drugs.
The Nurse Initiated Management of Anti-Retroviral Treatment (NIMART) programme offers comprehensive training for nurses working with HIV-positive patients.
Seeing an HIV diagnosis as a second chance to change one's lifestyle and behaviour is a very effective strategy.
Parents are resorting to sharing their HIV treatment with their children as confusion over paediatric stockouts continues.
A 26-year-old rape survivor from Limpopo is now dedicating her time to helping other young women with similar experiences.
Depression is the most commonly reported mental health disorder among Americans with HIV, affecting 20% to 40%.
To win the battle against HIV/Aids, everyone must be willing to get tested and find out their status.
A young mother with HIV was only 13 when she gave birth, and was persuaded by her family to stop taking ARVs, with disastrous results. But her HIV-positive daughter beat the odds to survive, and is now a healthy 17-year-old who fully understands her need for medication.
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HIV-positive pregnant women with TB are encouraged to adhere to treatment because the disease can be successfully treated in pregnancy.
Condom shortage in a Kenyan town has reportedly forced residents to recycle used condoms, as they try to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases
A camp, facilitated by the Department of Social Development, brought 52 children born with HIV together to educate them about positive living, treatment adherence and positive prevention.
News of a 'potential HIV cure' had many on social media in a frenzy, but the maker of the drug has moved to temper expectations, saying more trials are needed, and the process is in its infancy.
An HIV positive mother from the Eastern Cape is adamant about giving hope to those who are 'negative about being positive'.
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