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Workshop educates local communities about TB Workshop educates local communities about TBDate: 29/03/2023

The purpose of the event was to remind residents that TB is still affecting our communities and it is curable...

8 Harvard University students are in KZN for a unique HIV research internship 8 Harvard University students are in KZN for a unique HIV research internshipDate: 21/06/2019

Some of the world's brightest young health minds will be working under the supervision of senior HIV scientists

The three big studies pushing at the frontiers of HIV prevention The three big studies pushing at the frontiers of HIV preventionDate: 17/06/2019

Researchers around the world are working towards finding an effective way to reduce the colossal number of HIV transmissions.

Half a million adults in Johannesburg are HIV-positive - new study Half a million adults in Johannesburg are HIV-positive - new studyDate: 27/05/2019

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has created data visualizations of HIV epidemic

Surgeons make huge breakthrough with first kidney transplant from live HIV-positive donor Surgeons make huge breakthrough with first kidney transplant from live HIV-positive donorDate: 08/04/2019

US surgeons have made a huge breakthrough which could potentially make donor organs more widely available to patients with HIV

Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids? Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids?Date: 20/03/2019

Scientists are introducing altered DNA into patients to fight HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

Second man seems to be free of HIV after stem cell transplant Second man seems to be free of HIV after stem cell transplantDate: 20/03/2019

A London man appears to be free of HIV after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the "Berlin patient"

Top US health officials say Trump Top US health officials say Trump's bold goal of no new HIV cases by 2030 is possibleDate: 20/03/2019

Over 1 million Americans are currently living with HIV.

Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids? Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids?Date: 24/04/2018

Scientists are introducing altered DNA into patients to fight HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

Moutse residents want their ARVs from an NGO Moutse residents want their ARVs from an NGODate: 12/04/2018

Limpopo community has warned that a decision to stop an NGO from distributing ARVs will result in deaths

7 frequently asked questions about ARVs 7 frequently asked questions about ARVsDate: 15/01/2018

There are several different types of antiretroviral drugs and they work in different ways.

‘We are in a golden age in HIV vaccine science’ ‘We are in a golden age in HIV vaccine science’Date: 06/12/2017

In the hope of achieving results or an answer in the next three to four years, HIV vaccine researchers kick off their second trial

World Aids Day: Antiretroviral drug sets you free World Aids Day: Antiretroviral drug sets you freeDate: 04/12/2017

PrEP reduces the risk of HIV by over 90% if taken every day at the same time

Almost 30% of adolescents in Soweto believe the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a conspiracy. Almost 30% of adolescents in Soweto believe the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a conspiracy.Date: 17/10/2017

Almost 30% of adolescents in Soweto believe the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a conspiracy.

HIV patients die after being too afraid to speak to nurses HIV patients die after being too afraid to speak to nursesDate: 27/09/2017

A 22-year-old man recently died after stopping his antiretroviral

World World's only man cured of HIV shares story in SADate: 27/09/2017

Timothy Ray Brown is one in 70 million – he’s the only person in the world who has been cured of HIV.

Bacteria in uncircumcised men increase HIV risk Bacteria in uncircumcised men increase HIV riskDate: 17/08/2017

Anaerobic bacteria thrive under the foreskins of uncircumcised men, which makes them more susceptible to HIV infection.

'I believe it’s easier to live with HIV than being diabetic'Date: 05/06/2017

Quintin Jonck was diagnosed with HIV about 18 years ago. Today, he’s happily married with three healthy children.

US special agents arrest top SA doctor for US special agents arrest top SA doctor for 'laundering HIV/Aids funds'Date: 09/02/2017

SA HIV consultant Dr Eugene Sickle was arrested in the US on Wednesday for money laundering linked to US funding for HIV/Aids

Scientists outline strategy for Aids cure Scientists outline strategy for Aids cureDate: 12/07/2016

More than 50 top scientists unveiled an aggressive strategy to stop the killer disease in its tracks.

Ramaphosa to launch programme tackling ‘HIV infections among girls and young women’ Ramaphosa to launch programme tackling ‘HIV infections among girls and young women’Date: 23/06/2016

The National HIV Prevention Campaign for Girls and Young Women takes place in Durban between July 18 and 22.

Thailand eliminates mother to child HIV Thailand eliminates mother to child HIVDate: 09/06/2016

Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV,

HIV vaccine trial gets green light HIV vaccine trial gets green lightDate: 19/05/2016

The go-ahead has been given to test what could become the first ever licensed vaccine against HIV in South Africa

Soon to come software to determine ARV resistance Soon to come software to determine ARV resistance Date: 12/05/2016

Doctors treating HIV cases may soon have a new weapon in their arsenal to fight anti-retroviral resistance.

Government updates HIV policy to allow ARV treatment for all South Africans Government updates HIV policy to allow ARV treatment for all South AfricansDate: 11/05/2016

All HIV positive South Africans will qualify for anti-retroviral treatment from September regardless of their CD4 count

People with HIV may age more rapidly People with HIV may age more rapidlyDate: 28/04/2016

With ART, many people with HIV can expect to live for decades after being infected.

Stem cell bank for HIV resistant cells Stem cell bank for HIV resistant cellsDate: 11/04/2016

SA innovation scientist Nick Walker hopes to start a stem cell storage bank

Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIVDate: 30/03/2016

Treating infant monkeys quickly with antibodies completely cleared the HIV virus after exposure, according to a new study.

SA rolls out HIV treatment, ARVs to sex workers SA rolls out HIV treatment, ARVs to sex workersDate: 14/03/2016

South Africa has launched Africa’s first plan to prevent and treat HIV among sex workers.

Mbeki says he stands by his Aids statements Mbeki says he stands by his Aids statementsDate: 08/03/2016

Thabo Mbeki yesterday warned people to take antiretroviral drugs with caution and to eat healthily as a way to treat HIV



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