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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.

AIDS patients die while government fails to support established projects

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Despite the fact that state hospitals cannot afford to care for those dying of AIDS, government’€™s failure to work with non-governmental organisations is undermining volunteer home-care projects in KwaZulu-Natal. Over the past six months, Sinosizo, a home-based care organisation started by the Catholic Church, has closed its operations in the entire Western Region ‘€“ including […]

Committed to the cause of fighting HIV/AIDS

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Bongani Khumalo responds well to causes. From the South African Council of Churches, the Red Cross, the South African National Men’€™s Forum which he founded, “to inculcate responsible behaviour among men”, to Deputy Chief Executive at Eskom where he was responsible for restructuring and transformation, Bongani Khumalo is a committed to causes.

AIDS panel ‘a waste of money’

July 3, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

President Thabo Mbeki’€™s controversial AIDS review panel meets tomorrow (Mon 3 July) for a second and final time, but insiders describe the body as having been a waste of time and money.Government has said that the panel — which brought together 33 international experts including “dissidents” who do not believe that HIV causes AIDS ‘€“ […]

Why AIDS has hit SA so hard

July 3, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

There are five key reasons why the HIV/AIDS epidemic is so rampant in South Africa, according to co-convenor of the 13th World AIDS Conference, Jerry Coovadia.

Presidential AIDS Panel to meet next week

June 30, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

While government make final preparations to host the final meeting of President Thabo Mbeki’€™s international AIDS panel, tasked with discussing the link between HIV and AIDS and anti-HIV therapies, UNAIDS has revealed that South Africa has the largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS (4,2-million).

Journalists, ethics and HIV/AIDS

June 29, 2000
Health Journalism  

An article by Kerry Cullinan published in The Star, June/ July 2000. 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?

Silencing the voice of affordable medicine

June 7, 2000
HIV Treatment  

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has denied allegations by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) that the U$100-million HIV/Aids grant made by the pharmaceutical giant last year to five southern African countries, including South Africa, was an attempt to “silence the voice of affordable medicine”.