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Salmonella a risk with backyard chickens

March 16, 2009       News  

NORTH WEST – Breeding chickens at home, also known as backyard poultry farming, has come under the spotlight following this week’s recall of over 200-million eggs in the US.

Hope in attempts to find alternatives to ARV therapy as a prevention tool

March 16, 2009
HIV and AIDS   HIV Prevention   HIV Treatment  

A lecture given at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) held in Montreal, Canada, recently highlighted the extent to which Antiretroviral therapy (ARV) has become central to today’€™s attempts to prevent HIV infection.

Sexual offence victims need immediate health care

March 16, 2009
HIV and AIDS   Sexuality   Women's Health  

Apart from the physical, psychological and emotional pain that comes with being raped, survivors still deal with being stigmatised and cast out of their families and communities. A report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reveals that sexual abuse victims, especially in countries facing humanitarian crises, do not receive emergency medical attention.

OPINION: Crisis as Free State ARV programme collapses

The AIDS epidemic in our country, over more than 10 years, has had sadly many more downs than ups.

OPINION: The Victims of ‘€˜Success’€™

March 12, 2009

Somewhere around 1 November 2008 the death penalty was reintroduced in the Free State. Quietly, with the stroke of a pen, an official in the Department of Health in Bloemfontein signed a memorandum introducing a moratorium declaring that no new patients should be put on anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment. This was to be for the next […]

Manto uses UN meeting to call for ARV monitoring

March 11, 2009

SA NGOs condemn statements made by former health minister at UN session of the Commission on the Status of Women looking at caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS

One love could lower infection rate

March 10, 2009

JOHANNESBURG:(PlusNews) – 2009 might just be the year that HIV prevention finally takes centre stage in South Africa. Years of workshops and speeches in which AIDS experts and politicians talked about the need to prioritise prevention are, at last, translating into action.

Female condom shortage

March 10, 2009
Gender   HIV and AIDS   HIV Prevention   Women's Health  

MOMBASA:(PlusNews) – A shortage of free female condoms in public hospitals in Kenya’s Coast Province is compromising the ability of women to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.