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30% of HIV positive people are resistant to antiretroviral drugs: Study

3 December 2018, 12:17 PM

A study conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), has found that close to 30% of HIV positive people, who are virally unsuppressed, are resistant to antiretroviral drugs.

One of SA’s oldest HIV shelters faces closure

2 December 2018, 7:04 AM

Nkosi’s Haven in Johannesburg faces closure. It was opened in honour of the late AIDS activist 11-year-old Nkosi Johnson. It is home to over 100 babies including 35 orphans as well as 28 mothers.

Mabuza urges traditional leaders to champion fight against HIV

2 December 2018, 6:53 AM

Acting President David Mabuza and chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council has challenged traditional leaders to champion the fight against HIV/AIDS.

75% of all people living with HIV know their HIV status: New UNAIDS report

1 December 2018, 4:50 PM

Report calls for increased efforts to reach the 9.4 million people living with HIV who are not aware that they are living with the virus and the estimated 19.4 million people living with HIV who do not have a suppressed viral load.

Zululand district has high number of HIV infected youth

1 December 2018, 12:43 PM

KwaZulu-Natal, among other provinces, is commemorating World AIDS Day. Ulundi in the Zululand district is believed to be among the areas with highest HIV infected youth in the province.

Babies born to mums with HIV face higher risks even though they’re HIV negative

1 December 2018, 8:27 AM

One of the most remarkable public health successes of the last decade in southern Africa has been the reduction in the number of babies born with HIV. This was achieved through the provision of antiretroviral therapy to pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV. For example, the number of new HIV infections in children in […]

Pills with HIV/Aids and TB stickers.

KZN HIV/Aids epicentre undertakes new research to shed light on HIV/Aids and TB

30 November 2018, 3:00 PM

Researchers at the Africa Health Research Institute are conducting a new long-term study in one of the global epicentres of the HIV/Aids pandemic, at Hlabisa on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

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Mabuza encourages South Africans to test for HIV

30 November 2018, 8:03 AM

Deputy President and chairperson of the National AIDS Council, David Mabuza, has called on South Africans to get tested for HIV.

Hands painted stop HIV/AIDS

UNICEF estimates 2 million young people will die from HIV by 2030

29 November 2018, 4:03 PM

An estimated two million young people will die of HIV by the year 2030 if nothing is done to improve HIV/AIDS responses across the world. That’s according to a UNICEF report released in Johannesburg on Thursday – ahead of World AIDS Day.

KZN to conduct new research about HIV

29 November 2018, 3:24 PM

New research at Hlabisa in northern KwaZulu-Natal an area globally known for its high prevalence of HIV/Aids aims to provide answers on how HIV and Tuberculosis interact with non-communicable diseases to cause mortality.

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