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Landmark ARV pricing deal to save SA billions

July 7, 2000       News  

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, says a landmark pricing deal announced by UNAids will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment.

The man behind South Africa’s AIDS vaccine

July 7, 2000
HIV Prevention  

It’s like putting a man on the moon. They believed and knew they could do it. We believe and there is a firm scientific conviction that a vaccine against AIDS will be developed.” Dr Walter Prozesky, the driving force behind South Africa’s effort to find an AIDS vaccine, speaks this with “firm conviction”.

AIDS’ first couple – a formidable team

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

If there were such a title, thirty-something Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim would be South Africa’€™s “first couple” of HIV/AIDS research.

Speaking out to protect science

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Professor Hoosen “Jerry” Coovadia used to be a draw-card speaker at anti-apartheid rallies. Yet today he finds himself at odds with the very democratic government he fought so hard to install over its HIV/AIDS policy.

Speaking out to protect science

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Professor Hoosen “Jerry” Coovadia used to be a draw-card speaker at anti-apartheid rallies. Yet today he finds himself at odds with the very democratic government he fought so hard to install over its HIV/AIDS policy.

Journalists, ethics and HIV/AIDS

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

It is death rather than renaissance that draws the foreign press to Africa. But where are the ethics that protect HIV/AIDS sufferers from unscrupulous journalists?

AIDS patients die while government fails to support established projects

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Despite the fact that state hospitals cannot afford to care for those dying of AIDS, government’€™s failure to work with non-governmental organisations is undermining volunteer home-care projects in KwaZulu-Natal. Over the past six months, Sinosizo, a home-based care organisation started by the Catholic Church, has closed its operations in the entire Western Region ‘€“ including […]

Committed to the cause of fighting HIV/AIDS

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Bongani Khumalo responds well to causes. From the South African Council of Churches, the Red Cross, the South African National Men’€™s Forum which he founded, “to inculcate responsible behaviour among men”, to Deputy Chief Executive at Eskom where he was responsible for restructuring and transformation, Bongani Khumalo is a committed to causes.