Tackling HIV/AIDS in Africa 40 years later

For the first time since 2003, the number of new HIV infections among children has not fallen year-on-year, and in sub-Saharan Africa, new cases have risen slightly. This detail is contained in data accompanying a new report released by UNAIDS. It shows that globally, 160 000 children aged zero to[…]

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HIV-positive people in SA skipping treatment over Covid-19 fears

A high percentage of HIV-positive South Africans are missing their clinic appointments to collect their medication and testing for HIV has also dropped drastically due to fears of contracting Covid-19, non-profit and non-governmental health organisation Right to Care said on Tuesday. South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic worldwide and[…]

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Scientists outline strategy for Aids cure

Calling the HIV/Aids epidemic “the most important global health challenge in modern history,” more than 50 top scientists pressed their case on Monday for a drive to stop the killer disease in its tracks. The blueprint is published in the journal Nature Medicine ahead of a meeting of specialists on[…]

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Mbeki was right about HIV and Aids – researchers

Independent researchers, advocate Anthony Brink and Chris Rawiins, have come out in support of former president Thabo Mbeki’s views on HIV/Aids. Brink, who has written several research books on the treatment of HIV including his most noted book Debating AZT: Mbeki and the AIDS drug controversy, said Mbeki was correct[…]

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Mbeki: I stand by my Aids statements

In a salvo reminiscent of 2002, Thabo Mbeki yesterday warned people to take antiretroviral drugs with caution and to eat healthily as a way to treat HIV. Between 1998 and 2004, former president Mbeki’s Aids policies, which denied people access to antiretroviral treatment, were shown by Harvard researchers to have[…]

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TAC says Aids treatment stalling

In T-shirts boldly declaring “HIV Positive,” members of the Treatment Action Campaign marked the 10th anniversary of their court victory that brought the South African government to provide drugs to AIDS patients, in Johannesburg on Monday. Commemorating World Aids Day, the group called it a reunion rather than a celebration[…]

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SA to host 2016 Aids conference

South Africa’s port city of Durban will host the 21st International AIDS Conference in 2016, marking the forum’s return to Africa after 16 years, organisers said on Friday. Gathering scientists, policymakers and grassroots workers, the biennial conference is the biggest single get-together on the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. The 20th conference[…]

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