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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
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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