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#SAAIDS2019: 'Allow generics of lifesaving drugs'

June 14th, 2019       News  

Activists want a multinational pharmaceutical company to lower the overinflated price of ground-breaking TB drug.

Puzzling delay in nevirapine programme

April 11, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Cabinet is the latest barrier standing between HIV positive pregnant women and the anti-retroviral drug, nevirapine, which can save their babies from the virus.

Judge challenges govt on HIV plan

April 5, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Government should immediately adopt a practical plan for treating HIV positive people with drugs, challenged Judge Edwin Cameron last night at the opening of the international conference, AIDS in Context.

Babies infected as government dithers

April 4, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Confusion within the Department of Health has delayed a government plan to issue the anti-retroviral drug, nevirapine, free of charge to HIV positive pregnant women at 18 sites countrywide.

Medicines Council still cautious about nevirapine

March 30, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

The fact that one dose may lead to the creation of an HI-virus resistant to Nevirapine is no reason in itself not to register the anti-AIDS drug, but there should be strict monitoring by the drug companies of this, according to Professor Helen Rees chairperson of the Medicines Control Council (MCC).

Children’s HIV vaccine poses complex questions

March 30, 2001
HIV Prevention  

Scientists need to resolve how an HIV vaccine can be tested on children before the vaccine is ready for widespread human use, according to Professor Helen Rees, head of the Medicine Control Council (MCC).

When the condemned becomes the counsellor
Living with AIDS programme 25

March 30, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Seabelo Kgarose is a young mother living with HIV/AIDS. For a while her youngest son, who is also HIV positive, was in a care centre at a local hospital. On one occasion when she and her other two children went to visit him, she was verbally abused by one of the nurses. However, months later, […]

A simple invention saves patient’s  leg from amputation

Seeing a simple idea and “storing it because you never know when you’€™re going to use it” is what led to University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturer Dr George Vicatos to design a device which has saved a 18 year old cancer patient’€™s leg. A Senior Lecturer at UCT’€™s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vicatos and […]