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.

CPUT to roll out ARV treatment programme to students

2019-07-02 16:36

The acting head of department at CPUT's health department, Andries Slinger, said all registered students in Cape Town and elsewhere in the country would have access to the service for free.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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