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“I failed my daughter”

When Senamile* was three months pregnant she found out that she was HIV-positive. “I did the right thing by disclosing my status to my partner with the hope that I would get support.”

AIDS-free baby girls face infection in their teens

July 25, 2016
AIDS 2016  

The odds are stacked against young women, making them continually at risk of HIV as long as society is dominated by men and relationships between young girls and older men are the norm.

Glimmers of hope and sobering setbacks

July 25, 2016
AIDS 2016  

The more knowledge we accumulate about HIV, the trickier the virus appears to be. And despite sophisticated ARVs, people are tired of taking their pills.

Growing problem of HIV and hypertension

July 22, 2016
Ageing   AIDS 2016  

Three-quarters of people on antiretroviral treatment at a clinic in Khayelitsha were also being treated for hypertension.

AIDS funding has ‘dwindled to nothing in Zim’

July 22, 2016
AIDS 2016  

Martha Tholanah last drew a salary almost a year ago, but the Zimbabwean activist has not stopped working to advance human rights in her country despite a lack of funds.

Sex workers unite against police

July 22, 2016
AIDS 2016  

Sex workers find a way past the everyday violence and abuse they experience at the hands of law enforcement – by becoming activists.

Need double the efficiency, says Gates

July 21, 2016
AIDS 2016  

If we are going to treat twice as many people with HIV, we need to double our efficiency because we’re not going to get double the money, warned billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates.