Few teen boys at risk for HIV get tested

2020-02-18 04:45

Doctors need to be having more frank and open conversations with their male teenage patients about sexual health and HIV testing.

The biggest health stories of 2019

2019-12-24 17:00

As the year nears its end and we start winding down, here’s what made headlines in the world of health in 2019.

Seven things every HIV patient should know about switching to new med DTG

2019-12-02 18:45

A new antiretroviral medicine called dolutegravir is about to be introduced in the public healthcare system. Dr Tom Boyles outlines seven things people may want to consider before switching to the new drug.

South Africa rolls out new three-in-one HIV pill

2019-11-28 07:11

A blockbuster new treatment is set to revolutionise the HIV scene and make it easier for people to stay on treatment and reduce the chances of resistance.

Kids born with HIV find difficulty taking their medication as they grow older

2019-08-21 14:50

Discovering yourself and entering new, more intimate relationships are what teens often deal with, but for HIV positive teens, there is more difficulty in managing the disclosure of their status and changing to adult HIV care providers, coupled with still being a 'normal' teen.

ARV shortage a threat to children's lives

2019-07-10 17:00

Parents are resorting to sharing their HIV treatment with their children as confusion over paediatric stockouts continues.

How innovation can help end the Aids epidemic by 2030

2019-06-11 08:39

The United Nations has established an ambitious programme to end Aids by 2030, but which method could possibly help end this epidemic?

Depression plus HIV can turn deadly

2019-04-05 19:30

Depression is the most commonly reported mental health disorder among Americans with HIV, affecting 20% to 40%.

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.

When meds suppress HIV, odds of sexual transmission near zero

2019-03-11 19:06

HIV has become a manageable chronic condition. It's no longer a death sentence thanks to drug therapies that first became available in the 1990s.


Needle exchange programmes guard against HIV

2020-01-04 18:00

Syringe exchange programmes represent a powerful way to stop the spread of HIV, especially in communities struggling to fight the opioid epidemic, according to researchers.

HIV could speed onset of menopause

2019-12-19 07:24

Health care practitioners should be aware of the increased risk for premature and early menopause in their female patients living with HIV.

OPINION: Civil society and science play key role in battle against HIV

2019-11-29 10:00

Prof Mark Cotton from the University of Stellenbosch is optimistic that we will continue to make gains in combatting HIV.

No need for alarm over newly identified HIV strain

2019-11-14 16:45

For the first time in nearly 20 years, researchers have confirmed the existence of a newly identified HIV subtype – with the help of modern technology.

HIV lurking in spinal fluid linked to thinking problems

2019-08-01 08:34

A study has found that a large percentage of people on anti-HIV therapy have HIV-harbouring cells in their cerebrospinal fluid, and that many of them suffer from cognitive impairment.

Most Americans have never had an HIV test

2019-07-03 19:30

Even though health officials and organisations in the US urge people to get tested at least once – as part of their routine health care checks – most Americans have not had an HIV test done.

Secret medicine prices cost lives

2019-04-11 08:18

Prices charged by pharmaceutical corporations vary wildly for the same medicine depending on who’s buying, and the exact prices that are paid are typically shrouded in secrecy.

Woman tells of ‘sangoma trauma’

2019-03-27 12:14

Isabell Gama didn't understand what the tingling sensation in her swollen feet meant - her aunt suggested that she should become a sangoma before she lost both feet. But after two months of training and no change in her condition, she finally sought medical help.

Myth and stigma around HIV almost proved deadly – but her daughter survived against the odds

2019-03-12 06:53

A young mother with HIV was only 13 when she gave birth, and was persuaded by her family to stop taking ARVs, with disastrous results. But her HIV-positive daughter beat the odds to survive, and is now a healthy 17-year-old who fully understands her need for medication.

WATCH: Here are the top World news videos for today

2019-03-06 05:30

Suspicious packages in London: Where were they found? | Doctors describe possible second HIV cure; here are the top World videos for today. WATCH NOW.

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