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Madala keeps fit at 64

July 12, 2000       OurHealth  

Years after retiring from boxing, Seabelo “HappyBoy” Rapulana (64) continues to keep fit.

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.

Famous parents talk about sex

July 11, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Have you ever spoken to your children about sex?How should parents broach the subject of sex with their children? These and other questions were posed to a selected group of famous parents in South Africa. KERRY CULLINAN reports.

Rape, murder charges for those who infect others with AIDS

July 11, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

HIV positive people who knowingly infect others can be charged with rape, assault, culpable homicide or even murder – but law experts are unlikely to recommend that government introduces HIV-specific laws to punish them.