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More supermarkets mean more unhealthy food choices

July 10, 2000       News  

Shopping in supermarkets significantly increases body mass index (BMI), and contributes to eating more processed and highly processed foods and less fresh fruit and vegetables, this is according to a recent study.

Mbeki sites poverty and not AIDS as biggest killer

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Extreme poverty and not HIV/AIDS is the world’s biggest killer and the greatest cause of ill-health and suffering, President Thabo Mbeki told some 12 000 delegates at the opening of the13th world AIDS conference in Durban.

Fight AIDS like we fought for the World Cup – Winnie

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

If South Africa had given HIV/AIDS the same attention as we did to hosting the Soccer World Cup, we could have saved millions of lives, ANC Women’s League president Winnie Madikizela Mandela told some 3 000 people in Durban yesterday at an international march to demand cheaper HIV/AIDS drugs.

Making clinics youth-friendly

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

When Nokubonga Ntzimela lost her patient’€™s card for the local clinic, she was scared to go back, fearing that the nursing sisters would shout at her.Ntzimela’€™s experience is perhaps unusual from other 16-year-olds in that she visited the clinic at least once. Surveys show that most adolescents avoid public clinics because they are concerned about […]

Manguzi family affected by AIDS

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Indigo storm clouds are mounting on the horizon as we go into the Mthembu family home in Manguzi. We are just a few kilometers from the Mozambique border and the sandy soil suggests we’€™re also not too far from the coast.

Hlabisa: AIDS workers shift towards home-based care

July 8, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

With the prospect of tens of thousands of HIV positive people in its district needing medical help in the next few years, the tiny, 300-bed Hlabisa Hospital has turned its attention to encouraging people to care for terminally ill relatives at home.

Nkosi not yet ready to go to heaven

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

The red ribbon pinned to his windbreaker is the first thing you notice. Then the wide smile, the huge, deep-sunken eyes and his incredibly frail body. Nkosi Johnson (11), touted for many years by the media as one of the longest HIV survivor in the country, is ill.

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”.