HIV

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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
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Protesters call for head of UNAIDS to go

Michel Sidibé apologises to AIDS activists but they say it’s not good enough

By Zoë Postman - 10 May 2018
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Leading SA doctor calls for head of UN body to go

Michel Sidibe “has at minimum built and supported the environment in which these abuses took place” says Professor Francois Venter

By Annie Cebulski - 26 April 2018
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South Africa’s HIV treatment programme: a phoenix rising from the ashes?

Over 4 million people are on treatment but the programme may be stuttering

By Leigh Johnson - 13 December 2017
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Khuzani Mpungose launches new song for HIV prevention

By Nomfundo Xolo - 12 December 2017