Articles by Francois Venter

Ivermectin and Covid-19: what we still don’t know

At the moment there isn’t enough evidence to justify using the drug for the treatment or prevention of SARS-CoV-2

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10 February 2021

Covid-19: Getting the messaging right

If we keep it simple, adherence should be better

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22 October 2020

Covid-19: Sixteen practical suggestions for easing the lockdown

No one knows with certainty what we should do, but we hope this stimulates public discussion

By Francois Venter, Kathy Mngadi, Nkuli Mashabane, Di Cooper, Nathan Geffen and Samanta Lalla-Edward

21 April 2020

Ten things you probably don’t know about HIV in 2016

The HIV world is used to things moving fast, in a way that most medicine just doesn’t.

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22 February 2016

Fifty Shades of Grey: it makes On Golden Pond look erotic

I bring you an announcement of national, no, international import: I have watched 50 Shades so that you don’t have to. Sensitive souls and family members must stop reading this now.

Francois Venter

19 February 2015

Premier Zille: wrong ““ again

DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille has again entered the HIV prevention arena, telling us we are failing to deal with HIV because we don’t have the right approach to taking personal responsibility for sexual behaviours.

Francois Venter

4 September 2014