We can all be proud of SA's list of achievements

  • 14 April 2014 | The New Age - Analysis, Florence Khumalo - Office of the Premier, Gauteng | Category: In the news, Politics and Policy, Prevention and treatment, government, Politics

Government has achieved a lot, especially for the disadvantaged communities in our country, and this gives me a sense of pride to be a South African.

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Woman receives sterilisation compensation

  • 14 April 2014 | The New Age | Category: In the news, Women and HIV, human rights, sexual and reproductive health rights

An HIV-positive woman who was sterilised in a government hospital without her consent nearly six years ago will be paid R500 0000 by the Gauteng department of health.

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Campus body to finally rest

  • 10 April 2014 | The New Age - Free State news | Category: In the news, xoliswa banqa

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.

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Beyond positive with Criselda Kananda

  • 10 April 2014 | DRUM magazine | Category: In the news, Prevention and treatment, Women and HIV, criselda kanada

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.

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Young men prone to suicide

  • 9 April 2014 | The New Age - KwaZulu-Natal news | Category: In the news, Men and HIV, mental health & hiv

Young males are more likely to commit suicide when they find out they are HIV-positive, compared to females, research conducted by family physician Dr Romona Govender has found.

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HIV leads to rise in suicide risk

  • 9 April 2014 | The Times | Category: In the news, men, mental health & hiv

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.

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'No need to give HIV status in safe sex'

  • 9 April 2014 | The Times | Category: In the news, Prevention and treatment, edwin cameron, safe sex

Constitutional Court justice Edwin Cameron yesterday said he felt there was no need for HIV-infected people to disclose their status tot heir partner if they practised safe sex.

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HIV study 'gives wrong impression'

  • 8 April 2014 | Sowetan | Category: In the news, Politics and Policy, Prevention and treatment, national HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour survey

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 solutions

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I wish we'd used condoms, says Mandla

  • 8 April 2014 | The Star | Category: In the news, Men and HIV, Prevention and treatment, condoms, national HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour survey

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.

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Almost 7000 youth boys opt for medical snip

  • 8 April 2014 | The New Age - Eastern Cape news | Category: In the news, Circumcision, Prevention and treatment, mmc

A non-profit organisation, TB and HIV Care Association, said it circumcised between 6 968 boys in the province between November 2012 and March as part of Medical Male Circumcision (MMC).

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