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How small mistakes can lead to death

October 3, 2017
HIV Treatment   News   OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – A simple question never asked, miscommunication, no communication or a patient’s fear of speaking to a busy nurse are all small issues that can end up becoming life-threatening disasters.

Older people want AIDS council representation

September 28, 2017
News   OurHealth  

NORTHERN CAPE – As continuing efforts to combat HIV infections in South Africa target mostly young people, older people say they are feeling sidelined and neglected.

New cheaper, better ARV’s for SA by April

July 28, 2017

The much anticipated antiretroviral (ARV) dolutegravir will be introduced as the first-line treatment for HIV in South Africa as early as April next year, Deputy Director General for the Department of Health Dr Yogan Pillay told Health-e News from the 9th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science taking place in Paris this week.

Too many still dying of AIDS says MSF

July 26, 2017
HIV and AIDS   News  

An “unacceptably high” number of people living with HIV still develop AIDS and die of AIDS-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

ARVs to be available through special ATMs

July 14, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Access to treatment will be now be made easier for people living with HIV/AIDS as they will now be able to collect their medicine at shopping malls thanks to the introduction of specials ATM machines.

‘I am HIV positive not cursed’

May 4, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – A young man, diagnosed with HIV and advised to start anti-retroviral treatment, chose instead to please his family and turn to the church for help.

Norah takes sex education to schools

April 5, 2017
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

Diagnosed HIV positive at birth, pregnant at 16, raped at 19 – a young woman raised in Soweto is using her own life experiences to teach young people about HIV and unwanted pregnancy.