SA needs to take stand on values, says new UNAIDS ambassador

2017-11-21 13:54

South African, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim was recently appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.

Limpopo hospitals reportedly running out of HIV test kits

2017-10-10 13:00

The shortage of HIV test kits in government medical centres in Limpopo, which include hospitals and clinics, is negatively affecting the fight against HIV.

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli jailed after Clinton threat

2017-09-14 10:20

Martin Shkreli has been sent to jail after a US judge revoked the bail of the former pharmaceutical executive over a threat aimed at Hillary Clinton - which he insists was a joke.

Top Aids Council spot for Criselda Dudumashe?

2017-08-21 15:57

Criselda Dudumashe’s defence of Manana is reportedly 'in line with her defence of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang’s quack remedies'.

Experts warn Aids deaths in Africa still ‘shockingly’ high

2017-07-26 13:10

Doctors Without Borders say they are missing many opportunities to prevent deaths caused by Aids-related diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

Swaziland turns around world's highest HIV infection rate: report

2017-07-24 15:03

Swaziland, which bears the world's heaviest HIV burden, has halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers say.

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.

'I never had sex, so how could I be HIV positive?'

2017-06-15 13:23

A 22-year-old girl learned that she inherited her HIV status from her parents, who died when she was very young.

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.

KZN traditional healers to test and counsel HIV and TB patients

2017-05-09 10:55

Traditional healers in KwaZulu Natal have been trained by the provincial Department of Health (DoH) to counsel, examine and test their patients impacted by HIV/Aids and TB.


In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

2017-10-16 06:00

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon.

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.

Man caught with R63 000 worth of ARVs gets R500 bail

2017-09-05 20:42

A former paramedic, charged with unlawful possession of antiretroviral drugs worth R63 000, has been released on R500 bail in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court.

Bacteria in uncircumcised men increase HIV risk

2017-07-31 09:47

Anaerobic bacteria thrive under the foreskins of uncircumcised men, which makes them more susceptible to HIV infection.

Did Prudence Mabele quit her ARVs?

2017-07-25 13:02

It has been revealed that Prudence Mabele 'regularly joked that she interrupted her antiretroviral treatment'.

PrEP 'guinea pig' remains HIV negative

2017-07-24 09:46

Taking a single Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) tablet daily keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected. It has been shown to be safe and effective.

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.

SA parents ‘happy’ to circumcise babies to prevent HIV

2017-06-15 12:34

The idea that babies be circumcised to help fight the HIV/Aids epidemic appears to be acceptable to a great many South African parents.

Listen to the girl child, pleads First Lady Tobeka Madiba-Zuma

2017-05-14 17:49

President Jacob Zuma’s wife, Tobeka Madiba-Zuma, has launched the Listen to the Girl Child campaign, aimed at providing ongoing mentorship to young girls, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Son’s cry: 'I am HIV positive, not cursed!'

2017-05-02 15:36

Despite knowing about the HI virus and that he needed medical treatment, a young man from Mpumalanga chose instead to trust his family's judgement.

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