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.

‘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.

Aids like an atomic bomb every 6 months

2017-09-14 12:33

With South Africa’s Aids-related death toll already equivalent to 48 Hiroshima atomic bombs the time is nigh for government to declare war on HIV-transmission, writes Robert Traydon.

Why sharing ARVs is dangerous

2017-07-14 09:40

Many people think that taking another person's HIV/Aids medication is okay, because the HIV virus is the same, but nothing could be further from the truth.

HIV positive teens have to skip school to get ARVs

2017-06-07 11:51

Clinic operating hours need to be lengthened to offer young people the opportunity to get their medication after school.

Second US baby HIV-free after early treatment

2014-03-06 15:05

A Mississippi baby treated for HIV within hours of birth is free of the virus nearly a year later, in the second case that has raised hopes about early treatment.

Study backs early HIV drugs for children

2013-09-03 12:57

Doctors report that a five-year trial has strengthened evidence that early use of antiretroviral drugs helps children combat the AIDS virus.


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.

HIV patients die after being too afraid to speak to nurses

2017-09-26 11:39

A 22-year-old man recently died after stopping his antiretroviral treatment because he mistakenly thought he had been given the wrong medication.

An unacceptably high number of people are still dying of Aids in hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa – at a time when life-saving antiretrovirals are widely available.

An unacceptably high number of people are still dying of Aids in hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa – at a time when life-saving antiretrovirals are widely available.

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HIV/Aids treatments soon available at 'ATMs'

2017-07-13 13:11

Pharmacy dispensing units will soon be rolled out at Gauteng malls to make it easier for people living with HIV/Aids to collect their medication.

Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes

2014-03-06 15:22

A new vaginal ring, similar to existing birth control rings, promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes.

Child 'cured' of HIV remains virus free

2013-10-24 09:15

A 3-year-old Mississippi girl apparently cured of HIV infection by aggressive treatment right after her birth remains free of the virus.

How an HIV+ baby was cured

2013-03-04 08:38

Researchers claim they've cured a baby born with HIV, starting her on treatment 30 hours after her birth.

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