HIV

Wits researchers announce “breakthrough” in HIV prevention

Injection much more effective than daily pills in preventing infection in women

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10 November 2020

Weight gain worries for newer HIV treatment regimens

But these medicines are well tolerated by patients

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1 October 2020

We followed community health worker Katrina Jacobs for a day. It’s incredible what she does

She is one of thousands providing essential care across the country

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21 August 2020

Zackie Achmat calls for activism against Covid-19

Veteran activist receives award for AIDS work

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3 July 2020

Nomandla Yako, who defied Thabo Mbeki by importing HIV medicines, has died

TAC activist who lived openly with HIV succumbs to Covid-19

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1 July 2020

New HIV prevention injection shown to be very effective

“Cabotegravir dosed every two months can successfully reduce HIV acquisition in at-risk MSM and transgender women”

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18 May 2020

Hope for HIV vaccine being tested in South Africa

While it’s too soon to be confident, a vaccine originally tested in Thailand has shown promising early results

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20 September 2019

HIV drug studies offer patients more choices

But new regimens are not problem-free

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26 July 2019

Cape Town’s children seem to be getting healthier

Cases of diarrhoea and malnutrition have dropped

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11 July 2019

KZN district is beating the HIV epidemic

Eshowe has reached UN targets a year ahead of schedule

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12 June 2019

Give HIV home test kits to men who have sex with men, say researchers

But public health expert expresses scepticism

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8 April 2019

HIV patient files lie on the floor of disused clinic

Closure of Emmanuel Haven Wellness Center in Motherwell has been poorly done

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29 March 2019

Children with HIV not prioritised by pharmaceutical industry

HIV positive babies and children are receiving suboptimal treatment putting them at risk for resistance and treatment failure according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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3 December 2018

Ignorance about people with HIV still exists in 2018

“It was like I was dirty … I had no choice but to leave home”

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7 September 2018

HIV treatment programme doing well but long way to go

About 60% of South Africans with HIV have started antiretrovirals

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26 June 2018