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No more victim blaming: Preventing HIV in young women

May 14, 2018

An estimated 2 000 new HIV infections occur in young women and girls every week in South Africa. Two high-profile programmes are aiming to address this crisis. In this joint Spotlight/Health-e News Service special investigation goes beyond the bells and whistles and asks what difference these programmes are really making. By AMY GREEN.

Zuma’s ‘baby mama’ is ordered to resign

April 23, 2018
HIV and AIDS   News  

She Conquers was formed to combat the high rate of HIV among young women, driven in large part by ‘inter-generational’ relationships with much older men, so the campaign was disturbed to learn that one of its leaders has been having a relationship with Jacob Zuma, 52 years’ her senior.

HIV+ teens keen to speak at AIDS Conference

January 19, 2018

NORTHERN CAPE – Future leaders is a group of Kuruman youth living with HIV who have decided that they want to attend next year’s Aids Conference in Durban.

Plans on track to ease KZN health woes

December 21, 2017
Cancer   HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

KWA-ZULU NATAL – Right to Care, together with the Bhekuzulu Self-sustaining Project and the Mpilonhle Sanctuary Organization are working together to offer patients a one-stop shop where they can have all their chronic conditions seen to in a single visit.

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

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.