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UWC’s HIV testing service aims to help students to stay healthy

3 July 2019, 5:10 PM

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) says the aim of its free HIV testing service is to provide students with support and advice on how to stay healthy.

Parly a hive of activity as SONA nears

20 June 2019, 6:02 PM

All eyes will be on President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday night as he delivers his third state-of-the-nation address, which will be his first address as head of government in the sixth administration. Amongst the 1 200 guests expected to arrive for the SONA are former Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe.

South Africa has the world’s highest AIDS burden.

Adherence is delaying HIV elimination targets. What’s needed to break the cycle

15 June 2019, 11:43 AM

Most of the reasons people don’t take their medication aren’t related to the antiretrovirals themselves, but rather social and systemic issues.

Council calls for comprehensive TB, HIV screening at mining companies

13 June 2019, 8:42 PM

The Mine Health and Safety Council says more pressure should be placed on mining companies to ensure comprehensive Tuberculosis  (TB) and HIV screening as well as treatment at work places.

Popular contraceptive does not increase risk of HIV – study

13 June 2019, 7:29 PM

A study by conducted by Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes, or ECHO, has found no significant difference in the risk of HIV infection among women using popular birth control methods.

Calls for govt to address HIV/AIDS stigma

12 June 2019, 7:34 PM

Human Right activist and Treatment Action Campaign’s Deputy General Secretary, Vuyokazi Gonyela, has called on government to address the stigma and discrimination perpetuated towards people living with HIV.

Bottle of pills

Complacency around HIV a concern

12 June 2019, 11:28 AM

Professor Andrew Robinson of the North West University says the introduction of Antiretroviral (ARV) HIV drugs is not the end of the epidemic.

HIV among transgender, homosexual men on the increase

11 June 2019, 9:23 PM

The centre for the AIDS programme in South Africa says HIV new infections among gay men and transgender seems to be increasing drastically world-wide.

Mkhize decries stigma still attached to HIV/Aids

11 June 2019, 5:48 PM

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says the stigma attached to HIV /Aids is still a major concern which discourages many people to get tested.

Scientists in a lab

Rhodes University Prof awarded grant for researching cancer in HIV patients

4 June 2019, 4:33 PM

A Rhodes University Professor has been awarded a R2 million grant to continue researching cancer in HIV/AIDS patients.

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