Melanie Verwoerd | Saving thousands of lives: the good foreigners can do

2020-01-08 05:00

Every now and then people visit South Africa, only to find that their hearts are touched in a way that ties them forever to the men, women and children of our beautiful land, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

7 things you should know about HIV, but probably don’t

2019-11-30 21:38

Did you know that if you’re HIV-positive, you may under certain circumstances not be able to pass the virus to someone else? Read on to understand how this is possible.

Landisa: How I rebuilt my life in the Eastern Cape after I was diagnosed with HIV

2019-11-29 07:55

When people first saw me after finding out my status, their reactions broke me to a point that I did not even know that simple words could inflict so much pain. It even went as far as me being labelled a whore.

Expired materials and flyaway tents: What researchers found when they looked at HIV testing in South Africa

2019-10-07 05:52

The government loves to boast that South Africa runs the world’s largest HIV treatment programme. But when treatment starts with a test, is the country really getting it right? A leaked report shows we have a long way to go.

8 Harvard University students are in KZN for a unique HIV research internship

2019-06-20 17:07

Some of the world's brightest young health minds will be working under the supervision of senior HIV scientists to gain insight into combatting this global epidemic.

The three big studies pushing at the frontiers of HIV prevention

2019-06-14 10:43

Researchers around the world are working towards finding an effective way to reduce the colossal number of HIV transmissions.

Major shot in the arm in fight to thwart TB

2019-05-09 14:48

Tuberculosis drug, 3HP, will improve the adherence of patients because it is taken for a shorter period, with one dose a week. It also has fewer side effects than the current treatment.

UNAIDS whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe

2019-04-16 10:43

The UN AIDS agency is grappling with previously undisclosed allegations of financial and sexual misconduct involving a whistleblower.

World Aids Day: You never know what tomorrow holds for you

2018-12-01 07:00

World Aids Day has become an important annual reminder that HIV has not gone away and that there is still a vital need to increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

A Silicon Valley startup with Chelsea Clinton on its board is launching the first at-home test for an HIV prevention drug, and you can try it right now

2018-08-16 12:33

It's a big deal for people seeking HIV-prevention drugs, who currently battle stigma and potentially wait months to get the medication.


World Aids Day: Mabuza calls on communities to end stigma against virus

2019-12-01 18:06

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on communities to end the stigma of HIV and discrimination against people infected with the virus.

World Aids Day: Could there be a cure in sight for HIV in this lifetime?

2019-11-30 21:38

And how promising is the newly launched HIV pill? Experts answer some pressing questions.

Landisa: I completed the Comrades Marathon after avoiding HIV treatment for 8 years

2019-11-29 07:51

We cannot change HIV but we most certainly can change the perceptions around it, and once we change our perceptions, burdens are lifted and lives are saved.

New study finds alcohol use common among South African adults with HIV - here's why that's harmful

2019-07-25 10:08

Alcohol consumption and drug use can have negative effects on people living with HIV, and can also increase the risk of passing the virus on to others.

Calls for government to allow generics of lifesaving drugs

2019-06-14 18:30

Activists want multinational pharmaceutical company to lower over-inflated price of groundbreaking TB drug.

#SAAIDS2019: Three things to know about the ECHO study results

2019-06-13 15:20

Uncertainty is put to rest but study highlights need to step up HIV prevention efforts in high-burden countries – particularly for young women.

Scientists made a huge leap towards eliminating HIV after an 8-year drug study found 'effectively zero' risk of transmitting the virus

2019-05-03 13:59

After surveying 782 couples, scientists said: "The risk of HIV transmission through anal sex when HIV viral load is suppressed is effectively zero."

Amid HIV concerns, Georgia legalises needle exchanges

2019-04-05 09:45

Injection drug users in Georgia will be able to legally swap out used syringes for sterile ones under a bill the governor has signed into law.

Has China produced the first genetically edited babies?

2018-11-26 11:49

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies.

World Aids Day toy drive in Gauteng

2017-12-01 17:07

The handover took place today at Constitutional Hill’s women’s prison in Johannesburg.

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