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…
For the last decade, everyone living and working with AIDS has been preoccupied with securing access to life-saving drugs. Now that just under a million South Africans are on ARVs, there’s a new frontier in the fight against the virus: Safeguarding the human rights of people living with HIV.
In June 1999 Thabo Mbeki became president. And so began one of the most destructive episodes in our recent history ‘ AIDS denialism. Mbeki questioned the very existence of a sexually-transmitted virus that caused AIDS.
Port Elizabeth’s beleaguered Dora Nginza hospital is again facing lawsuits and recently settled out of court after a baby was brain damaged-after alleged negligent treatment in the Eastern Cape hospital’s maternity section.
Teen-retrovirale middels is wondermedisyne. Dis ses jaar terug by staatshospitale landswyd ingebruik geneem. Dit red lewens en verhoog lewenskwaliteit. Danksy die middels, is MIV en VIGS nie meer ‘n doodsvonnis nie.
Today in our series on EVERYDAY HEROES, we have a story of immense sadness and courage. The story of a father who was determined to keep his family together despite enormous odds. Without food, safe sanitation or the means to keep warm this part winter, staying healthy was almost impossible for him.
A five part series that was aired on Morning Live in the run up to World AIDS Day explores the lives of ordinary people who deal with a life that seems to get more complicated every day. EVERYDAY HEROES. How do they make ends meet and make healthy choices? How have they managed to keep their families together and healthy? What lessons have they learned in the process? What can we learn from them?
Today in our series on EVERYDAY HEROES we meet a woman who represents the silent army of heroes countrywide who are in frontline of the fights against HIV and AIDS. Home-based caregivers. Although it’s a hard job where patients don’t always get better and there’s no personal reward, caregivers form the backbone of patient care in a health system that is overburdened and under-resourced.
Welcome to CAPETOWN ‘ the seat of a government that for many years confused it’s people about the best ways for treating HIV. Vitamins, olive oil, lemon and beetroot, and a number of traditional therapies were promoted over scientifically proven life-prolonging anti-retroviral treatment.