HIV

Law and power: How a prisoner’s journey saved the lives of thousands

A look back at the battle for the rights of HIV-positive prisoners

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11 November 2021

Hundreds march to Union Buildings over health system corruption

Protesters speak of ignorance and bigotry from clinic staff

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19 October 2021

A woman with HIV took over 200 days to clear her Covid infection. Here’s why researchers are worried

A case study suggests that people with HIV should be prioritised for Covid vaccination

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10 July 2021

South Africa has the best HIV policies, report finds

Progressive policies linked to drop in new infections in Southern Africa

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1 December 2020

AIDS victories show what we can do if we try

We can do the same for Covid-19 and other diseases

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1 December 2020

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