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SA sleeping on the most successful HIV weapons

December 3, 2018
News  

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken as a once-daily pill, has been hailed the world over as one of the major HIV prevention interventions in the fight against AIDS. Yet, apart form sex workers, very few South Africans are using PrEP or even know it exists.

World Aids Day: Still a need to increase awareness

December 1, 2018
AIDS 2018   OurHealth  

As the globe marks World Aids Day on December 1, the call has again gone out for people to join the fight against HIV and Aids, with the event being used as an opportunity to educate people and to remember those who have passed away.

HIV: One child infected every two minutes

November 30, 2018
News  

AIDS kills 76 adolescents around the world every day, and some 360 000 will die by 2030 unless “urgent” action is taken.

Red Ribbon campaign for World Aids Day awareness

December 1, 2017
News  

KWA-ZULU NATAL – The Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust (HACT), a non-profit organisation based in the Valley of 1000 Hills outer west of Durban, has started a Red Ribbon Fridays campaign to raise awareness of HIV and Aids as well as educate people about the disease.

Treatment Action Campaign boycotts Worlds Aids Day event

December 2, 2016
HIV and AIDS   News  

Activist organisation the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) boycotted the official World AIDS Day event hosted by the National Department of Health in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg.

HIV+ SA children can benefit from new software tool

November 28, 2016
HIV and AIDS   HIV Prevention   HIV Treatment   News   Women's Health  

With a new online tool, doctors, public healthcare workers can track who is, and isn’t, doing well on HIV treatment, in real time.

South Africa’s ‘other’ virus

November 30, 2015
HIV and AIDS   HIV Treatment   Pharmaceutical Drugs  

No one knows how many South Africans are living with hepatitis C but the virus affects everyone from injecting drug users to suburban housewives. For decades, Hep C treatment was priced out of reach. Now, South Africa is importing new, better and cheaper drugs but a cure still comes at a cost.