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The moral cost of HIV and AIDS

December 22, 2003
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A new book titled “The Moral Economy of AIDS” by University of Cape Town economist Dr Nicoli Nattrass was published recently, adding to the canon of South African literature on HIV/AIDS. Health-e News Service asked her what she meant by a ‘€œmoral economy’€.

Everybody’€™s business and everybody’€™s faultLiving with AIDS # 155

December 5, 2003
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While HIV and AIDS is a condition that still strikes fear among many people, developments in medical, scientific and social sciences research communities over the last few years have helped to change perceptions. HIV and AIDS can be a manageable and treatable condition. That is the thrust of a new book: ‘€œStill Everybody’€™s Business’€, published […]

WHO strategy for treatment

December 3, 2003
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Five to six million people infected with HIV/AIDS in the developing world need access to anti-retroviral drugs, but only about 400 000 receive this life-prolonging treatment.

WHO strategy for treatment

December 3, 2003
News  

Five to six million people infected with HIV/AIDS in the developing world need access to anti-retroviral drugs, but only about 400 000 receive this life-prolonging treatment.

Food and traditional medicines prominent in AIDS planLiving with AIDS # 154

December 2, 2003
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Good nutrition and traditional or complementary medicines feature prominently in the government’€™s HIV and AIDS treatment and care plan approved by Cabinet last week. The plan provides for the roll-out of life-prolonging antiretroviral medicines for people living with AIDS. Khopotso Bodibe of Health-e News Service spoke to members of the AIDS Treatment Task Team to […]

Village offers oasis of care and support

December 1, 2003
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Behind some trees, just off the N2 highway past Richards Bay, a unique village is taking shape that aims to address the many problems faced by people with HIV/AIDS.

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.