In the media
The Department of Health denied it handed over the body of an HIV-Aids patient to the University of the Free Sate (UFS) for experimental purposes without following proper procedures.
The family of Xoliswa Nanqa, 33, who died in 2012, is adamant the hospital failed to inform them about her death and her corpse being given to UFS.Read more
I can’t contain my excitement to share what I know about HIV and/or Aids.
It was early 1998 when my ex-baby daddy and I decided we wanted a bundle of joy, and unfortunately I miscarried at five months.
We were never given a solid explanation about the cause.
Later that year, in October, my hubby and I tried again and at seven months I had a routine pregnancy test which included checking whether the baby had any abnormalities.Read more
A study has found that suicidal thoughts become increasingly prevalent among people in the six weeks following a positive HIV diagnosis.
Dr Romona Govender used feelings of hopelessness, and depression, as markers to determine the suicide risk in 200 HIV-positive patients.
She said yesterday that she found that the percentage of the 200 patients that had suicidal thoughts increased from 17.1 three days after testing positive for HIV to 24.1 six weeks later.Read more
Government and medical researchers are to meet today, a week after the release of a survey that painted a picture of a country that a long way to go in winning the fight against HIV/Aids.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Sowetan yesterday that the government was putting its foot down on the influx of various contradictory surveys on HIV/Aids.
He wants all experts in one room to debate and brainstorm solutionsRead more
After having unprotected sex twice on the show, Big Brother winner Mandla Hlatshwayo says he wishes he had been more responsible and used condoms.
Hlatshwayo and Lexi van Niekerk kept viewers glued to their seats with their steamy romance and sex scenes.Read more