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.
Most of the reasons people don’t take their medication aren’t related to the antiretrovirals themselves, but rather social and systemic issues.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Andrew Robinson of the North West University says the introduction of Antiretroviral (ARV) HIV drugs is not the end of the epidemic.
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.
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says the stigma attached to HIV /Aids is still a major concern which discourages many people to get tested.
A Rhodes University Professor has been awarded a R2 million grant to continue researching cancer in HIV/AIDS patients.
Former editor of the now defunct ANN7 TV news channel, Rajesh Sundaram, has revealed how the station managed to buy 100 hours of archive video footage from the SABC at a cost of -what he describes as peanuts.