South Africa has the highest HIV infections rate among adolescent new adolescent girls and a new study by the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre is currently testing antiretrovirals to a group of adolescents in a bid to keep them HIV free
There has been remarkable progress in the AIDS response. We have come a long way since the 13th International AIDS Conference was hosted in Durban in 2000. Professor Chris Beyrer, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker and Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi discuss…
As the countdown to the 21st International AIDS Conference to be held in Durban enters the last few days, the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality responded to SANAC Chairperson and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appeal for coordinated activities to mark the event.
It’s been two decades since Dr Peter Piot, now head of UNAIDS, first saw patients from central Africa with a mysterious illness that we today know to be HIV/Aids. Since then he has made it his mission to keep the epidemic on the international political agenda. Kathryn Strachan spoke to Dr Piot during his recent visit to South Africa
With 6000 children dying each day of water-borne diseases, delegates at the World Summit on Sustainable Development are fighting for a specific target on sanitation to be included in the final plan of action. But their proposal is being opposed by the US, Japan, Canada and New Zealand who wish to avoid being tied down to a specific target.
Health took its place at the center of deliberations as the World Summit on Sustainable Development got underway yesterday with delegates raising concerns that while there had been some advances in improving the health of people around the world since the Rio summit, the reality was that they were not on target.
Researchers from different parts of the country agree, households affected by AIDS tend to be much poorer than those which are “unaffected”. However, the silence about the disease has made it extremely difficult for researchers to document the extent of this damage and therefore to highlight the steps government needs to take to prevent these households from slipping ever deeper into poverty. Kathryn Strachan reports.
In the first ever study tracking the safety of blood transfusions in SA, the SA National Blood Service (SANBS) found that local blood services are as safe as those in any developed country. Kathryn Strachan reports.