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HIV cure ‘smacks of quackery’ – scientist

November 6, 2018

A new HIV cure, being punted on social media, “smacks of quackery”, according to a prominent HIV scientist.

Race determines survival in cervical cancer

November 5, 2018

Black women are almost six times more likely to die of cervical cancer than white women, partly because diagnosis is poor and many women don’t have regular Pap smears.

SA scientist honoured by HIV community

October 23, 2018
HIV and AIDS  

South African HIV scientist Professor Linda-Gail Bekker was awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights last night (21 October) at a conference in Madrid, Spain.

Teen moms are not all the same!

October 19, 2018
Children's Health  

Author Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie in a TED talk spoke of the danger of a single story. She recounted a story of her “house man” Fide, who her mother said was poverty-stricken. By Beth Amato.

Historic UN TB declaration ‘falls short’ say activists

September 27, 2018

Civil society groups have criticised the United Nations declaration on tuberculosis (TB) ratified yesterday (26 Sept) saying it ‘falls short’ on critical issues in the fight against the world’s top infectious killer.

‘You can’t fight TB if you don’t show up’

September 26, 2018

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa account for half of the world’s tuberculosis cases, but only South Africa’s president will attend today’s (September 26th) first United Nations high-level meeting on TB.

Widespread ignorance about STIs in SA

September 26, 2018

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.