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Men missing in HIV fight, says SANAC CEO

December 4, 2017
AIDS 2017  

Unless men start to behave responsibly, South Africa is facing a “runaway epidemic”, according Dr Sandile Buthelezi, new CEO of SA National AIDS Council (SANAC).

HIV negative sex workers find it hard to take ARVs

December 1, 2017
AIDS 2017  

Despite being offered a daily pill to protect them from HIV, almost three-quarters of women sex workers had stopped taking the pills after a year.

Collision of HIV and NCDs

December 1, 2017
News  

Elizabeth Meyer was first diagnosed with HIV in 2002, but has managed to keep the virus in check for many years and only started ARV treatment a couple of months ago. She is far more troubled by her diabetes and hypertension.

Ban junk food adverts?

September 26, 2017
News  

For the first time in world history, there are more obese than underweight people. Both are symptoms of malnutrition, part of a global food system geared towards profits. Activists want a radical shift in the entire food system, including a total ban on junk food advertising. Is it possible and will it make a difference?

‘Rapidly increasing’ life expectancy but disease threatens progress

September 15, 2017
News  

The latest Global Burden of Disease study data shows that South Africa continues to battle with HIV, road injuries and violence as well as diseases related to obesity.

TAC is back!

August 28, 2017
HIV and AIDS  

The Treatment Action Campaign accused politicians for turning their backs on HIV and TB at its 6th National Congress last week

Mental health, HIV and pill-taking

August 24, 2017
HIV Treatment  

We need to start taking mental health seriously in HIV treatment if we want to ensure the ongoing success of the fight against the virus, writes Professor Francois Venter