6 August 2003

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Pregnant teens’ right to learn

The South African constitution guarantees the rights of learners to attend school even when they become pregnant. While pregnant learners may not be suspended or expelled from their schools, they should be supported and receive counseling. Apart from this, parents and school governing bodies should also become involved. Thandeka Teyise of Health-e News Service spoke to learners from Luhlaza Senior Secondary School in Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek Senior High School in Cape Town about their perceptions of HIV/AIDS, STD'€™s, pregnancy, sexuality and life in general.
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World Bank MD urges treatment for AIDS    

August is women'€™s month and Health-e spoke to one of South Africa'€™s most celebrated women, Dr Mamphele Ramphele, medical doctor, activist, anthropologist, the first black female vice chancellor of a South African university (University of Cape Town) and now one of four managing directors at the World Bank. She stressed the enormous challenges that confront women, especially in the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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Registration standards reason behind potential de-registration of Nevirapine
Living with AIDS Programme 137

The MCC says it is within its rights as a regulatory authority, just like America'€™s FDA, to demand access to all information collated during the Uganda HIVNET 012 study on the efficacy of Nevirapine in order to support the continued registration of the drug for PMTCT in South Africa.
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