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Couple counselling for HIVLiving with AIDS #187

August 30, 2004

It happens in Zambia and Uganda. It’€™s also common practice among same-sex male couples in San Francisco, in the United States. Now it’€™s being introduced in South Africa. We’€™re talking about HIV counselling and testing for couples. Health-e News Service reports.

Baruti le HIV ‘€“ Karolo 4

August 19, 2004

Ha o qala ho iphumana o na le tshwaetso ya HIV motho o atisa ho fihlelwa ke nako ya bodutu le ho touta. Health-e News Service e tlaleha ka mokgatlo wa ho qala kontinenteng ya Aforika eo sepheo sa ona e leng ho thusa baruti ba nang le tshwaetso ena kapa ba amehileng ha bohloko […]

Nevirapine to stay, for now

August 13, 2004

A consultative workshop involving the national health minister, her provincial counterparts, scientists, researchers and other experts has agreed that nevirapine will remain as therapy to prevent the transmission of HIV from a pregnant women to her child. A decision on alternative therapy will be taken once further research has been conducted.

Counting the cost

August 10, 2004

Rushed in as a last minute substitute speaker for the Minister of Health, the head of the national health department’s HIV/AIDS cluster, Dr Rose Mulumba, has told students that prohibitive costs were the reason for the long delay in providing antiretroviral treatment in the public health sector.

Exodus of health skills substantial

July 27, 2004

The greatest shortage among health professionals is in the nursing sector which has a 25 percent vacancy rate, but a failure to address human resource issues at all levels is undermining the entire public health system.

Mandela & Machel plead for AIDS support

July 23, 2004

More than 20 years into the AIDS epidemic and UNAIDS estimates that worldwide some 38 million people are living with HIV. AIDS has killed an estimated 20 million people. At the closure of the 15th International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel pleaded with world leaders, politicians and the business […]

Mandela talks about his TB

July 15, 2004

A prison story from Nelson Mandela captivated journalists at the world AIDS conference as the former president used the opportunity to drive home the link between HIV and TB.