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.

SEE: More than 100 rare SA children born with resistance to Aids

2017-09-12 11:57

Despite being born with HIV, these children have not developed Aids.

SA rape crisis: 'We still blame the victims'

2017-08-29 15:10

The University of Cape Town affirms its solidarity with victims and survivors of sexual violence and rape.

HIV/Aids activist Prudence 'fought a struggle to be human' - Ramaphosa

2017-07-19 18:46

When HIV/Aids struck 18-year-old Prudence Mabele in the 1990s, it struck a rock, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said at the HIV/Aids activist's funeral.


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.

Charlize Theron on racism and HIV in US: I am ashamed of this country

2017-09-12 10:00

The actress opens up about her work in HIV/Aids prevention

'I'm sorry you died feeling betrayed' - friend honours HIV/Aids activist Mabele

2017-07-19 22:06

A friend of respected HIV/Aids activist, Prudence Mabele, has recalled during her funeral service how she stood by her bedside and watched her take her last breath.

The high cost of likes

2017-07-09 06:24

Social media unintentionally furthers the commodification of young, powerless women, writes Busani Ngcaweni.

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