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SA scientist honoured by HIV community

October 23, 2018
HIV and AIDS  

South African HIV scientist Professor Linda-Gail Bekker was awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights last night (21 October) at a conference in Madrid, Spain.

‘Don’t humiliate me’ says brave teen

August 7, 2018
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

NORTHERN CAPE – Fourteen year old Dineo (*not her real name), born with HIV and a member of the Future Leaders movement, says she hates teachers using her as the example when discussing HIV positive people at school.

Charlize says HIV driven by exclusion of groups

July 24, 2018
AIDS 2018   HIV and AIDS  

AMSTERDAM: The ongoing spread of HIV is directly linked to the inferior status of girls and women globally, Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron told the International AIDS Conference today (24 July).

South Africa slashes HIV infection rate by 44%

July 18, 2018
HIV and AIDS   News   OurHealth   Reports  

Over the past five years, SA has cut its rate of new HIV infections by 44%, but young people are still at risk, according to theSouth African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey of 2017.

Limpopo Health lambasted over insensitive tweet

July 17, 2018
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

The Limpopo Department of Health (DoH) has apologised for a tweet from its official Twitter account claiming that anyone who dies of HIV today does so by choice.

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‘Young people do not like using condoms’

July 4, 2018
HIV and AIDS   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Young people who do not like using condoms during sexual intercourse in Vhembe are the main cause behind the high rate of unwanted babies and the spread of sexual transmitted infections such as HIV.

HIV positive mom’s breastfeeding worries

June 13, 2018
HIV and AIDS   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – After living in denial of being HIV positive, a rural mother has finally come to accept her status through a process of questioning whether or not to breastfeed her new baby.