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African countries differ widely in prenatal HIV testing: why it matters

The introduction of antiretroviral drugs has resulted in a remarkable decline in mother-to-child transmission of HIV...

By Anthony Idowu Ajayi 13 Jan 2021

Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19

World Aids Day is marked on 1st December every year to raise awareness about the disease. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) is the UN entity tasked with fighting HIV infections, discrimination and Aids-related deaths...

31 Dec 2020

Here's where efforts to end HIV in eastern and southern Africa must focus

The World Aids Day commemoration of 2020 took place in the midst of a global pandemic. It served as another reminder that people are not only susceptible to pathogens...

By Kaymarlin Govender, Janet Seeley, Mitzy Gafos, Roselyn Kanyemba 24 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

14 Dec 2020

South Africa has the best HIV policies, report finds

South Africa is the top country in the world for adopting progressive HIV policies...

By James Stent 3 Dec 2020

#WorldAIDSDay: Phase 3 trial investigates one-dose PrEP for women and adolescent girls

A pivotal Phase 3 study to combat HIV in women and adolescent girls is investigating the benefits and safety of a monthly oral dose of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication, islatravir..

1 Dec 2020

Battles won - and lost - against Aids hold valuable lessons for managing Covid-19

World AidsDay this year finds us still deep amid another pandemic - Covid-19...

By Linda-Gail Bekker 1 Dec 2020

Why it's important to keep diagnosing and treating HIV during the Covid-19 pandemic

Since 2013, global efforts have been made to gain control over the Aids epidemic by 2020 through UNAIDS' 90-90-90 targets...

By Kathryn L Hopkins & Glenda Gray 30 Nov 2020

Study investigates best treatment options for newborns exposed to HIV

Researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) are searching for the safest and most effective treatment for babies at high risk of contracting HIV...

27 Nov 2020

Millions of people are on treatment for HIV: why are so many still dying?

Twenty years ago treatment for HIV was a rare luxury in South Africa. Exorbitant costs and President Thabo Mbeki's government's fierce opposition to providing antiretroviral treatment (ART) kept it out of the public sector...

By Gilles van Cutsem 19 Nov 2020

Large Africa study makes important breakthrough in HIV prevention

Women make up more than half of the people living with HIV around the world. Young women between the ages of 10 and 24 are twice as likely to get HIV as young men in the same age group...

By Ina Skosana 17 Nov 2020

SA study recommends changes to PMTCT guidelines

A recent study by the UKZN and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) recommends changes to the WHO's HIV prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme guidelines...

10 Nov 2020

Alvotech and Cipla partner to ensure access to biosimilars in South Africa

Biopharmaceutical company Alvotech and Cipla Medpro, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the leading global pharmaceutical company Cipla Limited have entered into an exclusive partnership to bring key biosimilars to patients in emerging markets such as South Africa...

Issued by Cipla 5 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020



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