Tomorrow is Global Female Condom Day and Wits University will join sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates around the world in a campaign called Dance4Demand.
The female condom is the only HIV, sexually transmitted infection (STI) and pregnancy-prevention option that is women-initiated.Read more
A Seattle judge has ordered a HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and to seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years, reports bbc.com.
The man, known only as AO, is required to show up for counselling and to protect future sexual partners.Read more
A mother of three who was infected with HIV by her boyfriend has gone public to reveal how he has ruined her life, mirror.co.uk reports.
Kara Wilkinson, 42, had a relationship with undertaker Alan Mason, 45, not realising that he knew that he had been diagnosed HIV-positive three years earlier.Read more
if you’re one of the health department’s new “ward-based” community healthworkers, who all undergo the same training, have the same job title and work the same hours, your monthly stipend will be R1000 in Mpumalanga, R1500 in the Northwest and R2263 in Gauteng.
In the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Northwest and KwaZulu-Natal, you’ll be paid directly by the health department, which would eliminate “dry seasons” or payment interruptions because you will have been uploaded on the department’s automatic payroll.
But in the Free state, Limpopo and the Northern Cape, you’ll be employed and paid by a nonprofit organisation contracted by the local government.Read more
The Newton Fund will provide the opportunity for South African scientists to partner with their British counterparts to work together to solve health problems in the country.
The fund is a close partnership forged between the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).Read more
It is estimated that in 2012, 12.2% of South Africa’s population or 6.4 million people from a population of 50 million, were HIV positive.
This is the highest in the world, with 1.2 million more HIV-infected people in 2008 (10.6%, or 5.2 million), according to a recent survey done by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
One of the potential reasons for the increase in HIV infections is the fact that condom usage has declined.
Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi says “condom fatigue” is to blame.
But what exactly is condom fatigue, which is also know as “prevention fatigue”?Read more
You only have to search the term “sugar daddy” on the Net and a slew of sites pop up, advertising both young women looking for a sugar daddy and sugar daddies looking for young women.
With names like sugardaddie.cm or www.welovedates.com/za, young woman are encouraged with seductive promises such as: “Are you looking to meet a sugar daddy in South Africa? Register today and provide yourself a better life by joining our dating website.”
And then, of course, there are sites where young women brazenly look for sugar daddies.Read more
King Goodwill Zwelithini has made an impassioned plea to the international community to invest in growing the Zulu Reed Dance and promoting it as a global cultural event.Read more
Pupils want HIV testing and counselling in schools despite the objections of the Department of Education.
Education Minister Angie Motshekga has denounced proposals for the testing of teenagers at school but a recent study shows that most sexually active pupils want to know whether they have HIV.
The study by Sphiwe Madiba and Mathilda Mokgatle, from the University of Limpopo’s department of public health at Medunsa campus Pretoria, found that 76% of teenagers want HIV tests at school.Read more