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Ending HIV in children is way off target: where to focus action now

World leaders have recently, under the auspices of the United Nations, renewed their commitment to ending Aids...

By Kaymarlin Govender & Linda-Gail Bekker 14 Jun 2021

HIV 40 years on: four action points to end Aids as a health threat

On 5 June 1981 a short report of five cases of pneumocystis pneumonia in young homosexual men in Los Angeles marked the discovery of Aids, the first pandemic of the 20th century caused by a completely new virus, HIV...

By Gilles van Cutsem 10 Jun 2021

People with HIV are still dying from a treatable, but neglected, disease: all it needs is a plan

Thembi Ngubane was a young woman who became famous through the American National Public Radio show Thembi's Aids Diary: A Year in the Life of a South African Teenager....

By Gilles van Cutsem 17 May 2021

Tackling HIV in the mining industry - new guidance from DME

The chief inspector of mines has issued a guidance note to assist mining companies to manage and control HIV in the workplace, which requires employers to put policies, plans, awareness and monitoring in place...

By Nivaani Moodley, Kalene Watson & Shane Johnson 13 May 2021

RIP Dr Sindi van Zyl

Tributes are pouring in for Dr Sindi van Zyl. The much-loved healthcare activist, DJ and social media personality lost her battle to Covid-19 on 10 April...

12 Apr 2021

#WorldTBDay2021: Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV at increased risk

Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV (APHIV) had a fourfold increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease despite access to antiretroviral therapy (ART)...

24 Mar 2021

A tribute to a giant in the palliative care community

The palliative care community mourns the recent passing of Dr Sarah Fakoodreen, who passed away suddenly on 14 March 2021...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 19 Mar 2021

Antiretroviral treatment found to reduce risk of developing active TB - study

Research has discovered that antiretroviral treatment (ART) reduces the risk of developing active TB in HIV co-infected people by reducing the activation of the body's immune response...

11 Mar 2021

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






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