In the media
HIV-positive patients whose CD4 count is 500 or lower will be placed on anti-retroviral treatment from next year, costing government a n additional R1-billion.
The decision to initiate treatment that early comes amidst pressure by the World Health Organisation for governments to curb the disease by 2030.Read more
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