HIV

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Malawian High Court narrows scope of HIV Criminalisation Laws

Decision provides relief for people on antiretrovirals

By Safura Abdool Karim - 10 October 2017
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Prudence Mabele was a radical who led the struggle for openness about HIV

Her eyes would laugh with anger at Thabo Mbeki and Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

By Zackie Achmat - 22 July 2017
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Former Aids council head criticises government plan

But Fareed Abdullah says it is not too late to improve it

By Ashleigh Furlong - 17 June 2017
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Aids Council responds to corruption allegations

Civil society organisations called “malicious”

By Ashleigh Furlong - 15 June 2017
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Sex workers demonstrate during Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech

South African National AIDS Council did not include decriminalising sex work in its HIV strategy plan

By Ashleigh Furlong - 15 June 2017
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Men at higher risk of not getting HIV under control

In a massive study, about 85% of patients on antiretrovirals had got the virus down to acceptable levels in their blood

By Ashleigh Furlong - 15 June 2017
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South Africa is making progress against its most deadly disease

Number of new cases is dropping

By Ashleigh Furlong - 14 June 2017
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Khayelitsha study offers hope for children with HIV who are failing treatment

Intervention helps kids to adhere to their medication

By Ashleigh Furlong - 14 June 2017
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Activists protest against Aids Council

Hard questions in recent months about SANAC’s finances and commitment to holding government accountable remain unanswered

By Ashleigh Furlong - 13 June 2017

WHO says HIV prevention drug is essential

Obstacle removed to making PrEP widely available in South Africa

By Ashleigh Furlong - 12 June 2017
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Fewer babies born with HIV in South Africa

Programme changes over last 15 years have yielded excellent results

By Ashleigh Furlong - 10 April 2017
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Court strikes blow against quackery

Dr Hugh Brathwaite falsely claimed that his product could prevent HIV transmission

By Safura Abdool Karim - 16 March 2017
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Drug offers new option for patients with TB and Aids

Clinical trial shows positive effects of steroid for patients on ARVs

By Ashleigh Furlong - 2 March 2017
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South African study offers hope against drug-resistant TB

New simpler, shorter regimen has high cure rate

By Ashleigh Furlong and Nathan Geffen - 20 February 2017
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Does Zweli Mkhize have the integrity to be president?

He has put his own political interests above public health

By Nathan Geffen - 19 September 2016
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New Aids statistics offer hope

About 7 million people live with HIV, but new infections are declining

By Nathan Geffen - 26 August 2016