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Quicker TB test available for HIV patients in SA

July 27, 2017
HIV and AIDS   News  

A quicker, simpler test for tuberculosis (TB) in people living with HIV is not being used widely enough in South Africa, despite new evidence of its benefits, according to international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Too many still dying of AIDS says MSF

July 26, 2017
HIV and AIDS   News  

An “unacceptably high” number of people living with HIV still develop AIDS and die of AIDS-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

How ‘special’ individuals could hold the key to HIV cure

July 25, 2017
HIV and AIDS  

A South African child has controlled HIV without drugs for over eight years in a highly rare and special case.

RIP Prudence Mabele, iconic AIDS activist

July 11, 2017
HIV and AIDS  

One of South Africa’s key AIDS activists, Prudence Mabele, passed away this week from complications relating to tuberculosis. She reflected on her life in this interview with Health-e in late 2016

Disabled people at higher risk of HIV

June 15, 2017
HIV and AIDS   News  

People living with disabilities are often left out of HIV programs despite the fact that they are disproportionately at risk. Treatment Action Campaign activists say that, unless this is addressed, South Africa will struggle to reach the 90-90-90 target set by UNAids.

HIV activists warn of “unravelling” AIDS response

June 13, 2017
HIV and AIDS   News  

The country’s most influential AIDS advocacy organisations have announced they may withdraw from SANAC, following allegations of corruption.

Norah takes sex education to schools

April 5, 2017
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

Diagnosed HIV positive at birth, pregnant at 16, raped at 19 – a young woman raised in Soweto is using her own life experiences to teach young people about HIV and unwanted pregnancy.