Aids Focus

'Don't take traditional meds for HIV,' warns mother

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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'Don't take traditional meds for HIV,' warns mother

2018-09-12 10:00

An HIV positive mother from the Eastern Cape is adamant about giving hope to those who are 'negative about being positive'.

Skilled nurses strengthen HIV fight

2018-09-10 07:49

The Nurse Initiated Management of Anti-Retroviral Treatment (NIMART) programme offers comprehensive training for nurses working with HIV-positive patients.

Skilled nurses strengthen HIV fight

2018-09-07 09:42

The Nurse Initiated Management of Anti-Retroviral Treatment (NIMART) programme offers comprehensive training for nurses working with HIV-positive patients.

Skilled nurses strengthen HIV fight

2018-09-07 09:00

The Nurse Initiated Management of Anti-Retroviral Treatment (NIMART) programme offers comprehensive training for nurses working with HIV-positive patients.

 

'I thought of committing suicide because I'm HIV-positive'

2018-09-03 07:01

Seeing an HIV diagnosis as a second chance to change one's lifestyle and behaviour is a very effective strategy.

HIV doubles heart disease risk

2018-08-16 16:00

People infected with HIV are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, research has found.

From Hillbrow to Amsterdam – local Aids activist shares her experience

2018-08-03 09:27

Ananelang Tumi Motumi was sent to the World AIDS conference in the Netherlands as a youth ambassador after two years of hard work in Johannesburg.

From Hillbrow to Amsterdam – local Aids activist shares her experience

2018-08-02 14:03

Ananelang Tumi Motumi was sent to the World AIDS conference in the Netherlands as a youth ambassador after two years of hard work in Johannesburg.

14-year-old girl tells of humiliation when teacher points out her HIV status

2018-07-27 12:00

Her teacher regularly points to her as an example of a child doing well despite her HIV positive status, but this 14-year-old girl says she feels humiliated and worries that the commenting may spread the information to her community.

14-year-old girl tells of humiliation when teacher points out her HIV status

2018-07-27 06:53

Her teacher regularly points to her as an example of a child doing well despite her HIV positive status, but this 14-year-old girl says she feels humiliated and worries that the commenting may spread the information to her community.

'Those who die of HIV, it's by choice,' tweets Limpopo Health dept

2018-07-17 07:00

The Limpopo Department of Health has apologised for a tweet from its official Twitter which said 'those who die of HIV&AIDS today, it’s by choice', later deleting it, saying it 'lacked sensitivity and the necessary context'.

'Condoms are everywhere, but young people don't like them'

2018-07-03 09:07

Many rural young people in SA do not understand the importance of using condoms during sexual encounters.

'Condoms are everywhere, but young people don't like them'

2018-07-02 10:42

Many rural young people in SA do not understand the importance of using condoms during sexual encounters.

'Condoms are everywhere, but young people don't like them'

2018-07-02 10:31

Many rural young people in SA do not understand the importance of using condoms during sexual encounters.

Is there a link between HIV and high blood pressure?

2018-06-14 05:00

Research reveals that hypertension is more common in HIV patients than in non-infected individuals.

'I am HIV positive – can I breastfeed my child?'

2018-06-08 11:19

An HIV positive mother from Limpopo was advised not to breastfeed but to use baby formula milk, which she cannot afford because she is not working.

New medication approved for multidrug-resistant HIV

2018-03-23 09:27

A small percentage of patients, some of whom have taken many HIV drugs in the past, have multidrug-resistant HIV, limiting their treatment options.

New medication approved for multidrug-resistant HIV

2018-03-22 10:00

A small percentage of patients, some of whom have taken many HIV drugs in the past, have multidrug-resistant HIV, limiting their treatment options.

Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids?

2018-02-23 12:39

Scientists are introducing altered DNA into patients to fight HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

Pill to prevent HIV infection still underused

2018-01-17 10:55

Health workers are trying to popularise a pill that is effective in preventing HIV infection, but research shows that it is still not widely used across the world.

7 frequently asked questions about ARVs

2018-01-11 13:25

There are several different types of antiretroviral drugs and they work in different ways. Our expert answers the most commonly asked questions.

Shocking: 70% of SA sex workers don’t protect themselves against HIV

2017-12-06 18:00

Scientific studies have shown that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective in protecting people from HIV during both anal and vaginal sex.

From Hillbrow to Amsterdam – local Aids activist shares her experience

2018-08-02 15:31

Ananelang Tumi Motumi was sent to the World AIDS conference in the Netherlands as a youth ambassador after two years of hard work in Johannesburg.

Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in early trial

2018-07-27 20:21

Scientists have created an experimental HIV vaccine that is able to neutralise HIV in animals.

14-year-old girl tells of humiliation when teacher points out her HIV status

2018-07-27 09:20

Her teacher regularly points to her as an example of a child doing well despite her HIV positive status, but this 14-year-old girl says she feels humiliated and worries that the commenting may spread the information to her community.

14-year-old girl tells of humiliation when teacher points out her HIV status

2018-07-27 06:50

Her teacher regularly points to her as an example of a child doing well despite her HIV positive status, but this 14-year-old girl says she feels humiliated and worries that the commenting may spread the information to her community.

'Condoms are everywhere, but young people don't like them'

2018-07-08 19:00

Many rural young people in SA do not understand the importance of using condoms during sexual encounters.

Why young people don't like condoms

2018-07-03 08:56

Many rural young people in SA do not understand the importance of using condoms during sexual encounters.

'Condoms are everywhere, but young people don't like them'

2018-07-02 10:35

Many rural young people in SA do not understand the importance of using condoms during sexual encounters.

Is there a link between HIV and high blood pressure?

2018-06-14 08:39

Research reveals that hypertension is more common in HIV patients than in non-infected individuals.

'I am HIV positive – can I breastfeed my child?'

2018-06-11 14:00

An HIV positive mother from Limpopo was advised not to breastfeed but to use baby formula milk, which she cannot afford because she is not working.

HIV drug appears safe during pregnancy

2018-06-05 09:51

A study found no difference in the risk for serious complications among pregnant women who received antivirals and those who didn't.

New medication approved for multidrug-resistant HIV

2018-03-23 08:58

A small percentage of patients, some of whom have taken many HIV drugs in the past, have multidrug-resistant HIV, limiting their treatment options.

Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids?

2018-03-19 11:06

Scientists are introducing altered DNA into patients to fight HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids?

2018-02-23 11:00

Scientists are introducing altered DNA into patients to fight HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

Pill to prevent HIV infection still underused

2018-01-17 09:00

Health workers are trying to popularise a pill that is effective in preventing HIV infection, but research shows that it is still not widely used across the world.

'One stop shop' for KZN patients

2017-12-08 12:30

A single visit to a healthcare facility will allow patients to have all their chronic conditions reviewed.

‘We are in a golden age in HIV vaccine science’

2017-12-01 17:25

In the hope of achieving results or even an answer in the next three to four years, HIV vaccine researchers kick off their second large clinical trial.

MSM at high HIV risk: ‘Being gay is not a sickness’

2017-12-01 15:30

When medical staff assume that all men are heterosexual, it puts men who have sex with men (MSM) at risk of being misdiagnosed and mistreated for various infections and viruses.

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