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Gauteng rollout countdown – Part 1

March 30, 2004
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On the 1st of April, the province of Gauteng will for the first time see HIV and AIDS treatment made available to the general public. The Johannesburg, Chris Hani Baragwanath, Helen Joseph, Coronation and Kalafong hospitals will be the first in line to roll out the service. Eighteen other centres will follow over an eight-month […]

Talking TB with a 14-year old

March 25, 2004
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TB can be cured ‘€“ yet it is one of the biggest killers in the world. The World Health Organisation estimates that unless controls are strengthened, up to 36 million people will die from TB between now and 2020. While it takes on average six months to treat TB at a cost of about R400, […]

Ba thuswa hore ba ithuse

March 25, 2004
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Ha lefu la Phamokathe le hlasela sono se aparelang malapa le metse ke sena se rothisang pelo madi. Qetellong ba okametseng malapa ba iphumana e le hore ha ba sa kgona ho sebetsa kapa hona ho iphumanela masheleng ha lefu le ntse le ya le ata mebeleng ya bona. Hona ho tlisa tlala le tlhopheho. […]

Helping them help themselvesLiving with AIDS #168

March 25, 2004
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HIV and AIDS are wreaking havoc in households and communities. As breadwinners succumb to AIDS-related infections they lose their ability to earn a living and families become poor and vulnerable. Orphaned children are left to eke out a living however they can. In a village in Limpopo, Health-e News Service meets some of those who […]

PEP adherence essential

March 19, 2004
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The non-adherence to a Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) treatment regimen as well as a lack of follow through on general health check-ups are common problems among patients who seek post-rape assistance. Zoleka Nqonqoza, coordinator at Ncedo Rape Centres in Port Elizabeth, says patients need to understand that it is vital to complete prescribed treatment. She […]

E. Europe, Central Asia bear bulk of drug-resistant TB

March 17, 2004
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New data released this week by the World Health Organisation reveals that tuberculosis patients in parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia are 10 times more likely to have Multi-Drug-Resistant TB than in the rest of the world.

Post Exposure Prophylaxis

March 17, 2004
News  

Rape survivors are entitled to get PEP within 72 hours of the incident from their PEP designated public clinics. Zoleka Nqonqoza a Rape Crisis Coordinator of Ncedo Rape Centres in Port Elizabeth explains the extent of rape cases they receive and how PEP works.