In the media
This week will bring advances in the treatment of hepatitis C and tuberculosis, the two most significant co-infections in people living with HIV-Aids, says Australian co-chair of Aids 2014, Prof Sharon Lewin.Read more
A campaign to encourage circumcision among men in sub-Saharan Africa to help protect them against the Aids virus is backed by new research.
The study showed that men have had the operation are unlikely to engage in unprotected sex.Read more
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is calling for the wider availability of a pre-exposure prophylaxis(PrEP) drug and that it be accessible for free, said Johan Meyers, health manager at LGBT NGO OUT-WellBeing.
“PrEP is only available on prescription and is quite expensive as well,” Meyers said.Read more
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has sent its condolences to the family and friends of fallen HIV and Aids medical researchers who died in the Malaysian plane crash.
“Many of those on the flight were our comrades and allies in the fight against HIV-Aids globally. We acknowledge the crucial contribution that many of the victims have made to our struggle over the years.”Read more
On October 27 2001 South Africa made world headlines for the wrong reasons.
An innocent nine-month-old girl, nicknamed Baby Tshepang (have hope) to instil a sense of hope in her struggle, was found bleeding and crying by he grandmother in Luisvale near Upington in Northern Cape.
She had been brutally raped.
The rape meant that the little girl had to undergo several reconstructive operations to her genitals and she was in hospital for more than a year.Read more
On Sunday, the 20th International Aids Conference, described as the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the pandemic, begins in Australia.
And ahead of this huge gathering – to be attended by 18 000 delegates from nearly 200 countries, including 1 200 journalists – the UN Aids programme UNAids this week released its global report looking at where we are in the fight against a scourge that has brought so much misery.Read more