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Teens’ ARV abuse shocks parents

Residents in Seodin, a village near Kuruman, are concerned that their children are stealing antiretroviral tablets (ARVs) to produce a highly addictive drug called nyaope or whoonga.

HIV positive teens struggling to adhere to ARV treatment

HIV positive teenagers in the Northern Cape have started defaulting on their treatment because of the difficulties they encounter as they regularly have to miss school in order to fetch their medication.

Transport costs lead to unnecessary death

April 19, 2017
HIV - Antiretrovirals (ARVs)   News  

KWA-ZULU NATAL – The unaffordable cost of traveling to her local clinic almost 20km away led to a 59-year-old woman defaulting on her medication and ultimately dying.

Two more arrests for ARV theft at a clinic

Mpumalanga – Months after a lay counsellor’s arrest for medication theft at a clinic outside Nelspruit, two more staffers have been arrested for the same thing.

ADVANCE HIV study set to save SA billions

A new HIV drug combination could save SA billions of rands – plus it would be easier and safer for patients to take.

“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.”

“Denial nearly killed me” says HIV+ woman

A young HIV positive woman who was prepared to do almost anything to hide her status has come to the realisation that living openly and honestly has freed her to realise her full potential.