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The dark side of skin lightening

May 24th, 2019       OurHealth  

Despite warnings on the dangers of using illegal skin lightening products, women continue to use these creams.

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”.

AIDS’ first couple – a formidable team

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

If there were such a title, thirty-something Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim would be South Africa’€™s “first couple” of HIV/AIDS research.

Speaking out to protect science

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Professor Hoosen “Jerry” Coovadia used to be a draw-card speaker at anti-apartheid rallies. Yet today he finds himself at odds with the very democratic government he fought so hard to install over its HIV/AIDS policy.

Speaking out to protect science

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Professor Hoosen “Jerry” Coovadia used to be a draw-card speaker at anti-apartheid rallies. Yet today he finds himself at odds with the very democratic government he fought so hard to install over its HIV/AIDS policy.

Journalists, ethics and HIV/AIDS

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

It is death rather than renaissance that draws the foreign press to Africa. But where are the ethics that protect HIV/AIDS sufferers from unscrupulous journalists?