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."

Common contraceptive could raise TB risk, study finds

2019-04-18 14:52

Researchers from the University of Cape Town have found that the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera could potentially increase women's risk of contracting TB.

The treatment that cured 2 men of HIV may also help with a remarkable array of more than 70 deadly diseases

2019-03-21 09:27

Bone marrow transplants have potential in more than 70 diseases, including many cancers, but the procedure also has important limits.

'I want him out of my life' – ANC MP discloses HIV status after ex 'threatens' her

2019-01-28 19:46

ANC MP Tasneem Motara insists she doesn't for one moment regret disclosing her HIV status to her ex, even if he did try and use it against her.

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.

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.

Bill Gates says that Trump asked him the difference between HIV and HPV

2018-05-18 07:41

"[President Donald Trump] wanted to know if there was a difference HIV and HPV, so I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other," Bill Gates tells an audience, in a video posted by MSNBC host Chris Hayes.

An ancient virus that’s similar to HIV is spreading around Australia, and doctors are sounding the alarm

2018-05-08 18:31

HTLV-1, an ancient virus that's similar to HIV, is spreading around Australia's Northern Territories, and doctors are now sounding the alarm. There's little research into how to treat and prevent HTLV-1.

The placenta could be game-changing in improving the health of HIV-positive pregnant moms and babies

2018-02-08 10:30

New research suggests that studying the development of the placenta could vastly improve the health of both the HIV positive mother and her unborn child.

Inside a KZN prison: Breaking the shackles on sex education in fighting HIV

2017-12-01 13:41

About 500 inmates are circumcised each year in a prison in Eshowe, as part of a plan to help tackle HIV.


2 people contracted HIV after getting ‘vampire facials’ where your blood is injected into your face. Here's what to know about the procedure.

2019-05-02 10:43

2 people contracted HIV after getting "vampire facial" treatments at a spa, causing people to question the safety of the anti-aging 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.

New Limpopo students shun HIV test

2019-03-20 13:45

To win the battle against HIV/Aids, everyone must be willing to get tested and find out their status.

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.

WATCH: Zim MP takes HIV test to counter accusations he had the virus

2018-09-12 11:25

A Zimbabwean independent legislature, Temba Mliswa, has reportedly taken a public HIV test in response to what he described as unfounded media allegation that he had the virus.

UK dad must get permission from police before having sex

2018-06-22 16:03

A magistrate ruled that Aaron Sutcliffe, who’s HIV-positive, must tell police the name of anyone he plans to have intercourse with after he’d deliberately infected women with HIV.

SA infant mortality rate down to lowest level in nearly 20 years - report

2018-05-16 16:54

South Africa's infant mortality rate is at its lowest level in almost 20 years, the Institute of Race Relations says.

World TB Day - Worry over high default rate of patients on TB medication

2018-03-24 21:23

Concerns have been raised about the high default rate of patients who are on the Tuberculosis treatment programme.

Charlize – A decade of making a difference

2017-12-10 13:00

Oscar winner Charlize Theron has taken a keen interest in the 16 Days of Activism campaign, knowing what it’s like to grow up in an abusive home.

MY STORY: ‘Having HIV is not a death sentence’

2017-11-08 16:03

“I was absolutely devastated. I crashed down into her office and just cried uncontrollably."

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