A quicker, simpler test for tuberculosis (TB) in people living with HIV is not being used widely enough in South Africa, despite new evidence of its benefits, according to international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
One of South Africa’s key AIDS activists, Prudence Mabele, passed away this week from complications relating to tuberculosis. She reflected on her life in this interview with Health-e in late 2016
People living with disabilities are often left out of HIV programs despite the fact that they are disproportionately at risk. Treatment Action Campaign activists say that, unless this is addressed, South Africa will struggle to reach the 90-90-90 target set by UNAids.
FREE STATE – Lerato Mofokeng, a 36-year-old mother of a four year old, was surprised when she and her child were diagnosed with HIV – yet her boyfriend of seven years tested negative for the virus.
Within days, the SA National AIDS Council (SANAC) will have no CEO and there are fears that powerful individuals within the council intend to take advantage of the leadership vacuum for their own gain.