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The silent killer

November 27, 2003
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Few white South Africans know their HIV status or are prepared to disclose it. But one woman, who lost her granddaughter and son to AIDS because doctors failed to recognize that both were infected, is speaking out.

Mapping souls

November 27, 2003
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A group of HIV positive women from Khayelitsha in Cape Town have found a unique way to tell and preserve their life stories and to give the epidemic a face.

SA AIDS deaths set to rise in 5 years

November 26, 2003
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Southern Africa is home to about 30% of people living with HIV or AIDS worldwide, yet this region has less than 2% of the world’€™s population.

Treatment roll-out – what it means for businessLiving with AIDS #153

November 25, 2003
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Last month marked a turning point in the South African government’s response to the AIDS epidemic as the Cabinet approved the final draft of the Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care and Treatment. As the stage is now set for the roll-out, new challenges are looming for many sectors of society. The business […]

Canada to lift patents on ARVs

November 7, 2003
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More than a month ago Canada announced, to great applause from the developing world and tireless AIDS activists, that it was willing to change its laws and allow generic drug manufacturers to export cheaper anti-retrovirals to poorer countries. Health-e looks at how the announcement came about and when it is likely to start delivering the […]

Nepad failure to engage with HIV is “disastrous”

November 4, 2003
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As Nepad’s efforts to coordinate African development creates jobs and opportunities, those who benefit may become more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, an AIDS conference in Maputo hears.

Mozambique has ambitious AIDS plan

November 4, 2003
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MAPUTO: Despite being one of Africa’s poorest nations, Mozambique has started an ambitious HIV/AIDS treatment plan which has already been treating patients with antiretroviral drugs for 300 days.