The South African Health News Service
Subscribe
Find a Clinic
Medicine Price Registry
Return to Content

SA sleeping on the most successful HIV weapons

December 3, 2018
News  

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken as a once-daily pill, has been hailed the world over as one of the major HIV prevention interventions in the fight against AIDS. Yet, apart form sex workers, very few South Africans are using PrEP or even know it exists.

HIV: One child infected every two minutes

November 30, 2018
News  

AIDS kills 76 adolescents around the world every day, and some 360 000 will die by 2030 unless “urgent” action is taken.

Widespread ignorance about STIs in SA

September 26, 2018
OurHealth  

Health experts have warned that sexually transmitted infections (STI) have increased in South Africa, and say that young people – between the ages of 15 and 24 – are the most likely to contract an STI.

HIV-positive mom warns against using muti

September 13, 2018
OurHealth  

Nomsa Nyali was diagnosed with HIV when she was 22 and pregnant. Her son is now 16 – she lives to encourage other HIV-positive people to be brave.

The secret pain of sex workers and their children

August 14, 2018
News  

Most sex workers hide what they do for a living from those closest to them – especially their own children, causing pain and distrust mainly because South Africa does not legitimise their work.

‘Don’t humiliate me’ says brave teen

August 7, 2018
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

NORTHERN CAPE – Fourteen year old Dineo (*not her real name), born with HIV and a member of the Future Leaders movement, says she hates teachers using her as the example when discussing HIV positive people at school.

New ARV not for women wanting to fall pregnant

July 26, 2018
News  

AMSTERDAM – Dolutegravir, the new wonder antiretroviral (ARV) drug, should not be given to women who want to get pregnant, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned this week.