In the media

Fears over health workers

  • 23 July 2014 | The New Age - Free State news | Category: In the news, Prevention and treatment, hiv testing

There are fears that without healthcare workers at the clinics and hospitals across the province, the health department would deteriorate to a point where the public never test for HIV because of the lack of counselling.

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Old cancer drug smokes out HIV

  • 23 July 2014 | The Times & The New Age | Category: In the news, Prevention and treatment, HIV 'cure'

AIDS researchers trying to cure HIV with a one-two punch have had an early hint that the approach might work – they have successfully used an old cancer drug to kick the virus out of its hiding places in the body.

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Cocktail drug PaMZ seen as breakthorugh TB cure at Aids conference

  • 22 July 2014 | The New Age | Category: In the news, Prevention and treatment, TB and HIV, 20th international AIDS conference, TB

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.

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Quicker cure for TB soon

  • 22 July 2014 | The Times & The Star | Category: In the news, Prevention and treatment, TB and HIV, drug resistance, TB

South African researchers have brought the world a step closer to using a new drug combination that could shorten the time it takes to treat tuberculosis.

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Having the snip sees men having less unprotected sex

  • 22 July 2014 | The New Age - Analysis, Richard Ingham | Category: In the news, Circumcision, Men and HIV, Prevention and treatment, mmc

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.

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LGBT call for PrEP drugs

  • 21 July 2014 | The New Age | Category: In the news, Men and HIV, Prevention and treatment, msm, PrEP

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.

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TAC mourns MH17 victims

  • 21 July 2014 | The New Age & City Press | Category: In the news, 20th international AIDS conference, MH17

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.”

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Editorial cartoon: Oh...just like HIV doesn't cause AIDS?

  • 21 July 2014 | The Citizen - Editorial cartoon | Category: In the news, Politics and Policy, aids denialism

Rape scourge continues

  • 21 July 2014 | Sowetan - Editorial | Category: In the news, Women and HIV, HIV 'cure', rape

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.

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Aids: fight continues

  • 21 July 2014 | The Star - Editorial | Category: In the news, Prevention and treatment, 20th international AIDS conference, UNAIDS, UNAIDS Gap Report 2014

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.

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