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Stop blaming PrEP for the rise in STIs - the picture is more complex than that

The UK recently celebrated two landmark achievements in the ongoing fight against HIV...

By Oli Stevens & Charles Witzel 11 Dec 2018

UFS researcher one step closer to treating HIV/Aids

In 2015, an estimated seven-million South Africans were living with HIV. In the same year, there were 380,000 new infections while 180,000 South Africans died from Aids-related illnesses...

7 Dec 2018

R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

5 Dec 2018

World Aids day - Cipla launches new triple-combination antiretroviral drug, Reydin

Cipla has launched its new triple-combination ARV treatment for HIV in South Africa...

Issued by Cipla 3 Dec 2018

Self-testing: a potentially powerful tool for fighting HIV

In recent years, more emphasis has been placed on testing for HIV. The idea behind this drive is that if people know their status, they'll be able to seek treatment and support...

By Joel Msafiri Francis 30 Nov 2018

(DUREX)RED donation fights HIV/AIDS through Global Fund

Durex, together with The Global Fund and Gates Foundation, will donate a total of $10m to benefit charities in southern Africa...

Issued by Durex 29 Nov 2018

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

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...

By Amy Slogrove, Kathleen M Powis & Mary-Ann Davies 29 Nov 2018

Overcoming the real - and perceived - barriers to HIV testing

There was a time when HIV was untreatable, heavily stigmatised, and the benefits of testing weren't as clear as they are now. But that was 25 years ago...

By Linda-Gail Bekker 29 Nov 2018

Aspirin could help reduce HIV infections in women

With nearly two million new infections and one million associated deaths each year, the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) pandemic is alive and well...

By Colin Graydon and Monika Kowatsch 20 Nov 2018

It's time to go back to basics in the fight against childhood pneumonia

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The viruses and bacteria that cause the disease are spread through airborne droplets from a cough or sneeze...

By Nicole Wolter 14 Nov 2018

Study: More black South Africans are donating blood

Blood donations from black South Africans increased fivefold in the space of a decade. The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) said the number rose from 43,269 in 2005 to 246,686 in 2015...

31 Oct 2018

DIY medical tests: why some are safer than others

Recent media reports revealed that digital home pregnancy tests being sold at leading pharmacies in South Africa and the UK were consistently giving false positive results...

By Glenda Mary Davison 30 Oct 2018

Health is essential for Africa to cash in on its human capital

Africa is home to 1.2bn people, many of them young, which has has fuelled talk about the continent's human capital being an asset in economic growth...

By Souleymane Mboup 26 Oct 2018

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