Tuberculosis (TB), followed by HIV, remain the leading killers of South African youth, according to Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) latest report on death and sickness among young people released yesterday (Monday)
Idasa and the Journalism Department at the University of Stellenbosch held a workshop for community journalists, tackling the issue of Governance and HIV/AIDS. Health-e journalist Anso Thom spoke to the participants.
A South African AIDS activist and two of the country’s top HIV doctors have tackled a well-respected journalist and author regarding what they believe are a number of errors regarding the country’s epidemic and the benefits of ARVs. By Nathan Geffen, Francois Venter and Francesca Conradie
The Gauteng Health Department commemorated World AIDS Day in the Johannesburg city centre where thousands of commuters pass every day. The Department hopes that its message promoting safe sex will filter through to communities.
The City of Johannesburg boasts to have contributed to the national AIDS treatment programme by placing 16 000 residents on Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ARVs) since 2004 and the city officials say the number is increasing.
Many people with HIV constantly need information to help them cope with their condition. Others isolate themselves from society on hearing they have HIV, due to fear and stigma. Now a new magazine called ‘Positive’ aims to address the information gap and to make those infected aware that they are not alone in the struggle with HIV.
Over 100 000 South African young men were circumcised in the last financial year in the government’s programme to integrate medical male circumcision into the country’s HIV prevention strategy.