HIV

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

By Ashraf Hendricks - 21 August 2020

Zackie Achmat calls for activism against Covid-19

Veteran activist receives award for AIDS work

By Liezl Human - 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

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 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”

By James Stent - 18 May 2020
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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

By Elsabé Brits - 20 September 2019
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HIV drug studies offer patients more choices

But new regimens are not problem-free

By Nathan Geffen - 26 July 2019
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Cape Town’s children seem to be getting healthier

Cases of diarrhoea and malnutrition have dropped

By Elsabé Brits - 11 July 2019
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KZN district is beating the HIV epidemic

Eshowe has reached UN targets a year ahead of schedule

By Kristine Liao - 12 June 2019
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Give HIV home test kits to men who have sex with men, say researchers

But public health expert expresses scepticism

By Elsabé Brits - 8 April 2019
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International tuberculosis commission praises SA government’s increased investment

TB killed 1.6 million people worldwide in 2017

By Elsabé Brits - 1 April 2019
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HIV patient files lie on the floor of disused clinic

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

By Joseph Chirume - 29 March 2019
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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)

By Elsabé Brits - 3 December 2018
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Ignorance about people with HIV still exists in 2018

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

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 7 September 2018
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HIV treatment programme doing well but long way to go

About 60% of South Africans with HIV have started antiretrovirals

By Ashleigh Furlong - 26 June 2018
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No help for East London orphanage

For 27 years, Duncan Village woman has been offering a home to orphans

By Chris Gilili - 11 June 2018
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How do we prevent South Africans from getting sick with TB?

Part three of a three-part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 22 May 2018