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Community demands the rebuilding of clinic

July 13, 2000       News   OurHealth  

LOMPOPO – Cracked walls and damaged ceilings characterise the Lephepane Clinic outside Tzaneen where the clinic committee is demanding that the facility be rebuilt.

More work before Health Department considers Nevirapine

July 13, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

DURBAN – The South African Department of Health yesterday (wed) said it was “very pleased” with the results announced on Tuesday by researchers working on the South African Intrapartum Nevirapine Trials (SAINT) which showed a significant reduction in mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Putting faces to the epidemic

July 12, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

The AIDS epidemic has been given a face with the launch on the “Positive Lives” exhibition at the AIDS 2000 conference on Monday Night at the Durban Art Gallery. The exhibition features photos of HIV positive people from around the world in images which challenge the fear and prejudice that surround HIV.

Cheap drug can save thousands of babies

July 12, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Government was yesterday presented with evidence that it could save the lives of thousands of babies cheaply and effectively by giving their HIV positive mothers the drug Nevirapine during labour. The drug could cut the rate of HIV transmission from mother to child by about one third, meaning that only about 7% of babies born […]

Mbeki under pressure from scientists

July 12, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

One of the world’s top scientists, Professor David Ho, yesterday begged President Mbeki “not to let your legacy be defined by inactivity on this human catastrophe” of HIV/AIDS. The president’s inability to clearly state his views on the disease has led many delegates to assume that he has been won over by AIDS “dissidents” who […]

Activists disrupt WHO presentation

July 12, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

DURBAN – The French wing of the international AIDS activist group, Act UP, disrupted conference proceedings yesterday (tues) when they sounded a horn, blew whistles and chanted slogans during a presentation by the director of the World Health Organisation, Gro Brundtland.

Activists disrupt WHO presentation

July 12, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

DURBAN – The French wing of the international AIDS activist group, Act UP, disrupted conference proceedings yesterday (tues) when they sounded a horn, blew whistles and chanted slogans during a presentation by the director of the World Health Organisation, Gro Brundtland.

Aids vaccine for Africa

July 12, 2000
HIV Prevention  

DURBAN – The first AIDS vaccine designed for Africa will begin human trials in August in Oxford, England This was announced yesterday (Tuesday) by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) which said that the British Medicines Control Agency had approved Phase One testing of a vaccine based on HIV subtype A.