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Teens’ ARV abuse shocks parents

Residents in Seodin, a village near Kuruman, are concerned that their children are stealing antiretroviral tablets (ARVs) to produce a highly addictive drug called nyaope or whoonga.

Heroin trade prospers in plain sight

April 12, 2019
News  

The “thriving” heroin trade, estimated to be worth billions on rands, is being worsened by outdated drug policies and the neglect of marginalised communities.

New students reluctant to test for HIV

March 19, 2019
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Only a handful of new students at Vhembe TVET College’s Makwarela campus rolled up their sleeves for an HIV test, and the head of the campus clinic is concerned.

Surviving stigma against all odds

March 13, 2019
OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – Traditional medicine, cultural respect, HIV and TB infections are among the many issues that compounded and confused things for a young mother.

London man is ‘cured’ of HIV

March 5, 2019
News  

A London patient appears to have been cured of HIV after a bone marrow transplant from a donor with a special genetic mutation.

Havoc for foreigners after DoH ‘mistake’

March 5, 2019
News  

The National Department of Health (NDoH) has distanced itself from an unconstitutional directive it issued to provincial heads of department nearly two months ago instructing that all non-South African citizens pay in full for all health services.

SA’s HIV score: ‘A’ for meds, ‘F’ for condoms

January 31, 2019
News  

While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).