With diabetes recently identified as the number one killer of South African women and the second in men, the Healthy Living Alliance (Heala) has embarked on efforts to educate people on the dangers of the disease.
The much anticipated antiretroviral (ARV) dolutegravir will be introduced as the first-line treatment for HIV in South Africa as early as April next year, Deputy Director General for the Department of Health Dr Yogan Pillay told Health-e News from the 9th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science taking place in Paris this week.
Research presented this week at the 9th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science taking place in Paris this week suggests daily cannabis use could have a protective benefit on the liver of patients co-infected with hepatitis C and HIV.
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).
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).
About 5000 workers from the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) around the country are set to go on strike on Wednesday – action that some warn could be averted.
EASTERN CAPE: Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete has launched the Ntontela Tembukazi water supply project at kwaNgcoya village in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape – bringing fresh water to rural villagers who have had no real supply.