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Bells and Whistles: Cycling for Safety

July 12, 2000       Multimedia  

WATCH: Tebogo Mmazwi takes bicycle safety so seriously that he has now become famous for his hard-to-miss bike.

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.

Lower drug prices immediately – Judge Edwin Cameron

July 11, 2000
HIV Treatment  

DURBAN – International agencies, national governments and the international drug companies had all failed the millions of people living with AIDS in developing countries in their quest for accessible treatment.

Destitute Feroza finds a place to die

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

It is impossible not to notice how thin Feroza Mohamed is. The several layers of clothing she wears fails to protect her frail and disease-ridden 27-year-old body from the Highveld winter. Mother of six-year-old Ismail, Mohamed arrived at Nkosi’€™s Haven, in December – HIV positive, destitute, shunned by her Muslim family and three months’€™ pregnant. […]

ABC of HIV transmission

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Although there is no cure for HIV/AIDS it is easily preventable. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body’€™s defences such as the skin and saliva.