Woman opens up about living with HIV: ‘I’d swallow three or four pills so I could sleep’

2020-02-18 12:08

She knew something was wrong when the nurse asked her who she’d tell should the result be positive.

World Aids Day: Mabuza calls on communities to end stigma against virus

2019-12-01 18:06

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on communities to end the stigma of HIV and discrimination against people infected with the virus.

World Aids Day: Could there be a cure in sight for HIV in this lifetime?

2019-11-30 21:38

And how promising is the newly launched HIV pill? Experts answer some pressing questions.

Landisa: I completed the Comrades Marathon after avoiding HIV treatment for 8 years

2019-11-29 07:51

We cannot change HIV but we most certainly can change the perceptions around it, and once we change our perceptions, burdens are lifted and lives are saved.

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.


Government plans massive PrEP rollout

2020-02-06 16:03

The Department of Health is aiming to make a pill to prevent HIV infection available at all community health centres and primary healthcare clinics in South Africa by the end of September 2020.

7 things you should know about HIV, but probably don’t

2019-11-30 21:38

Did you know that if you’re HIV-positive, you may under certain circumstances not be able to pass the virus to someone else? Read on to understand how this is possible.

Landisa: How I rebuilt my life in the Eastern Cape after I was diagnosed with HIV

2019-11-29 07:55

When people first saw me after finding out my status, their reactions broke me to a point that I did not even know that simple words could inflict so much pain. It even went as far as me being labelled a whore.

Condoms recalled in Uganda over quality concerns - Marie Stopes charity

2019-11-20 20:26

Global health charity Marie Stopes says it has recalled hundreds of thousands of faulty condoms on sale in Uganda, where HIV rates are among the highest in the world.

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.

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