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How small mistakes can lead to death

October 3, 2017
HIV Treatment   News   OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – A simple question never asked, miscommunication, no communication or a patient’s fear of speaking to a busy nurse are all small issues that can end up becoming life-threatening disasters.

Miracle HIV cure man visits SA

September 12, 2017
HIV Treatment  

Timothy Ray Brown is one in 70 million – the only person in the world who has been cured of HIV.

Mental health, HIV and pill-taking

August 24, 2017
HIV Treatment  

We need to start taking mental health seriously in HIV treatment if we want to ensure the ongoing success of the fight against the virus, writes Professor Francois Venter

Lesson from Mabele’s death: Keep taking your ARVs

July 25, 2017
HIV Treatment  

Iconic AIDS activist Prudence Mabele, who died two weeks ago, had either stopped taking her antiretroviral treatment or she had become immune to it.

Pills, prevention and politicking: the unfinished business of HIV

July 24, 2017
HIV Treatment  

The world’s most important HIV scientific conference is currently underway in Paris – yet mere days ago, one of the country’s iconic AIDS activists died after battling with tuberculosis and pneumonia, a reminder that we’re nowhere near out of the woods when it comes to the virus. 

A lifetime of swallowing pills

Balancing HIV treatment with a myriad of ‘lifestyle’ diseases such as diabetes and hypertension is tricky. Patients have to take lots of pills, some medicines interact badly and there are side effects. But this is the future in our clinics as HIV positive patients age and poor diet and lack of exercise take their toll.

SA’s new HIV snag: Patients on ART think they’re cured

June 14, 2017
HIV Treatment   News  

On the eve of South Africa’s national AIDS conference taking place in Durban this week, Health-e News has found that people are defaulting on their ARVs and posing a risk to others.