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Policing the law: when rape survivors lose faith

December 1, 2017       News  

For many victims of sexual violence, the law is not enough to protect them, particularly when rogue police officers use it as a tool for intimidation.

HIV negative sex workers find it hard to take ARVs

December 1, 2017
AIDS 2017  

Despite being offered a daily pill to protect them from HIV, almost three-quarters of women sex workers had stopped taking the pills after a year.

Collision of HIV and NCDs

December 1, 2017
News  

Elizabeth Meyer was first diagnosed with HIV in 2002, but has managed to keep the virus in check for many years and only started ARV treatment a couple of months ago. She is far more troubled by her diabetes and hypertension.

WATCH: Fighting stigma on World Aids Day

December 1, 2017
Multimedia  

There are 7.1 million people living with HIV in South Africa, placing many vulnerable groups at risk of transmission.

Red Ribbon campaign for World Aids Day awareness

November 30, 2017
News  

KWA-ZULU NATAL – The Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust (HACT), a non-profit organisation based in the Valley of 1000 Hills outer west of Durban, has started a Red Ribbon Fridays campaign to raise awareness of HIV and Aids as well as educate people about the disease.

Patients must report ill-treatment at Tshilidzini hospital

November 30, 2017
News  

LIMPOPO – After reports of ill treatment of patients by hospital staff at Tshilidzini, outside Thohoyandou, the Department of Health has encouraged victims to report the ill treatment to the relevant offices at the hospital.

The wait for justice continues for Komape family

November 29, 2017
News  

LIMPOPO – The Komape family will have to wait until next year to know the outcome of the lawsuit they have brought against the Department of Education after their son died at school.

Health facilities fail rape survivors

November 29, 2017
News  

Three-quarters of public health facilities designated to provide medical or forensic care for survivors of sexual violence, are unable to do so.