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No more victim blaming: Preventing HIV in young women

May 14, 2018
News  

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.

Take a stand on values, says new UNAIDS Ambassador

November 21, 2017
HIV and AIDS  

South Africans need to determine what values we want, said South African scientist Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim shortly after being appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.

AIDS-free baby girls face infection in their teens

July 25, 2016
AIDS 2016  

The odds are stacked against young women, making them continually at risk of HIV as long as society is dominated by men and relationships between young girls and older men are the norm.

Study offers new protection to teenagers.

July 20, 2016
AIDS 2016   HIV Prevention  

South Africa has the highest HIV infections rate among adolescent new adolescent girls and a new study by the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre is currently testing antiretrovirals to a group of adolescents in a bid to keep them HIV free