One pill a day will soon help keep thousands of sex workers HIV-free as South Africa is expected to announce today that it will provide antiretrovirals to thousands HIV-negative sex workers in a bid to keep them HIV free.
As Free State health services allegedly continue to deteriorate and prompt a heated battle between politicians and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists, a new organisation has joined the fray as a former Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) leader breaks from TAC.
South Africa may see an estimated 469,000 new HIV infections annually, and young women between the ages of 15 and 24 remain hardest hit by new infections, according to the country’s latest HIV survey. Now a young Khayelitsha artist is using the stage to take HIV prevention to the streets.
Carrying a badge and wearing a uniform have not stopped Kuruman police from allegedly threatening sex workers in an attempt to coerce sex workers to provide their services for free, according to Northern Cape Provincial AIDS Council Chairperson Beau Nkaelang.
South Africa is about to become the epicentre of HIV vaccine research with the start of a trial that will inject people with powerful antibodies already proven to neutralise most strains of the virus.
Public interventions that pay people to adopt healthy habits have become increasingly popular over the past decade. Apparently, us humans are so slack that we need to be paid to do simple things that are good for us.
South Africa may join just ten countries in the world that provide antiretrovirals (ARVs) to people living with HIV upon diagnosis as new research spurs activists to demand immediate treatment for all people living with HIV.