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24 May 2017
                       
 
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22 Mar 2017
 
 
UCT: UCT study shows that urine test is better for diagnosing TB rapidly among hospitalised HIV-infected patients
STATEMENT
A study published this week in the journal BMC Medicine by researchers from the University of Cape Town shows that among hospitalised patients with HIV infection, a simple and inexpensive urine...
 
 
26 Jan 2017
 
Gambians ready to rebuild their country 'from scratch'
POLITICS
On Saturday, Yahya Jammeh boarded a private jet with a smile on his face. Holding a Quran in one hand, the former president of The Gambia waved at a group of about 50 well-wishers who had gathered...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
THE CONVERSATION
The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,...
 
 
09 Sep 2016
 
US to give $10 million in fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa
HEALTH
The US is to donate $10-million to a five-year partnership to help fight HIV/AIDS and hypertension in Africa, kicking off in Kenya. The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and...
 
 
01 Sep 2016
 
TAC: TAC welcomes treatment for all
STATEMENT
From today all people living with HIV in South Africa are eligible to receive antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the public healthcare system. Previously only people with CD4 counts of 500 cells/mm3...
 
 
21 Jul 2016
 
A cure for HIV: what science knows, and what it doesn't
THE COVERSATION
Antiretroviral therapy has revolutionised the lives of people living with HIV. In many countries, the life expectancy for someone living with the virus is now almost the same as someone who isn’t...
 
 
A roundup of fake AIDS ‘cures’: Angel Zapper, Garani MW1, Topvein, SF 2000
AFRICA CHECK
Type “HIV cure” in Google these days and it is more likely to link you to a scientifically-supported explanation than a fake therapy not backed by science. As we recently pointed out, there is no...
 
 
20 Jul 2016
 
It will take more than $36 billion every year to end AIDS
THE CONVERSATION
In the past 15 years, the global community has provided US$109.8 billion in development assistance to curb HIV/AIDS. Several international aid organisations created in this period have been...
 
 
19 Jul 2016
 
Scientists are combining forces to tackle the deadly duo of TB and HIV
THE CONVERSATION
TB and HIV are, separately, two of the deadliest infections in the world. They kill around 3 million people every year. Combined, they are even more dangerous. Tackling the problem of HIV and TB...
 
 
11 Jul 2016
 
US invests R5.7bn towards AIDS-free generation in S Africa
HEALTH
In an effort to create an AIDS-free generation in South Africa, the US government, through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Pepfar) initiative, has approved 2016 Country Operational...
 
 
KZN: Sibongiseni Dhlomo: Address by KZN Health MEC, on the occasion of a media workshop for the International AIDS conference, Durban, KZN (11/07/2016)
Topics
It is indeed a very rare opportunity that the International Aids Conference is held in one country for a second time.
 
 
20 May 2016
 
HIV 'test and treat' strategy can save lives -- but it needs to be easier for patients to start treatment
THE CONVERSATION
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to take a tremendous toll on human health, with 37 million people infected and 1.2 million deaths worldwide in 2014. In sub-Saharan Africa, where...
 
 
12 May 2016
 
DCS: Correctional Services lauds nurses for making a difference in lives of inmates
STATEMENT
As nurses around the world celebrate International Nurses’ Day today (12 May), Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise has applauded the Department’s more than 830 nurses. The...
 
 
14 Mar 2016
 
Was HIV only SA’s 9th leading cause of death in 2006? Why Mbeki’s claim is misleading
AFRICA CHECK
The Twitter-sphere and much of social media in South Africa exploded in a ball of AIDS-related fury last Monday as the words “#AIDS”, “#MbekiLetters” and “#ARVs” trended throughout the day and...
 
 
01 Dec 2015
 
Yes, South Africa has the world’s largest antiretroviral therapy programme
AFRICA CHECK
Ahead of World Aids Day tomorrow, Africa Check verified that South Africa does have the largest antiretroviral therapy programme in the world. In fact, at last count it was bigger than the size of...
 
 
 
                       
 
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