Wednesday, July 6, 2022

HIV/AIDS

5 Points From The ANC Election Manifesto

On Saturday, the African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa launched the party's manifesto for the 2019 elections - promising an inclusive economy, and a...

TB, HIV And COVID-19: Urgent Questions As Three Epidemics Collide

Emily Wong, University of KwaZulu-Natal Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa’s health system. There’s...

Why Young South African Women Are So Vulnerable To HIV

South African girls and adolescent women are more susceptible to contracting HIV than their male counterparts. This is, in part, due to their biology...

Toya Delazy: HIV Affected My Family Too

We asked UNICEF Youth Champion and pop star, Toya Delazy, why it is important for her to join the conversation about HIV and Aids....

The Psychological Burden of Living With HIV

"It's hard to be young and HIV positive." Twenty-three-year-old Saidy Brown knows this all too well, writes MOSIBUDI RATLEBJANE. At the age of 14,...

Men And HIV: How Poverty, Violence And Inequality Play A Part

It’s obvious that men’s practices and behaviour are central to women’s vulnerability to HIV. This is why a major focus in the fight against...

Act Now Or 1.9 Million Adolescents Will Be Living With HIV...

Around 80 adolescents will die of AIDS-related illnesses every day by 2030, if current trends continue. This is according to UNICEF's latest report, Children,...

The Stigma Of Loving Someone Who Died Of AIDS

I make it a point to tell anyone I date that I once had a partner that died of AIDS. So many loved ones...

We asked an expert to bust the myths associated with condoms...

We’ve had a giggle at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s condom presentation in the National Assembly this week. But even after proposing a national commission of...

Often a condom is not enough to protect sex workers from...

First things first, suspend your judgement.  In conditions of dreadful poverty, the possible contraction of AIDS-related illness may seem less important than the immediate need for...

Sexual Health: Here’s Why You Need To Invest In PrEP

South Africa is one of the many countries facing an HIV/Aids pandemic with a prevalence rate of about 12.8% of the total of the...

After Testing: The Struggle To Keep Patients On Treatment

HIV and AIDS is still a major cause of death in South Africa and while ARV treatment is free, many patients still default on...

“I Didn’t Have The Courage To Get Tested”

Studies show that men who have sex with men are at a higher risk of being infected with HIV as compared to general population....

How Political Instability Causes Surge In HIV Infection In Madagascar

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, situated on the southeast coast of Africa. The country gained independence from France...

Rape in a place of platinum

A snapshot of the community of Rustenburg shows a place of plenty, also a place of poverty.  Ufrieda Ho argues that beyond the juxtaposition,...

Making An HIV-Free Future Possible For KZN Girls

In the rolling green hills of the uMgungundlovu district in KwaZulu-Natal lies Vulindlela, a rural community often seen as the epicentre of the HIV...

New youth-friendly services launched to curb HIV infection rate among Durban’s...

For many young people the experience of going to a clinic to access services such as HIV testing and treatment can be very daunting. In...

Why So Many African Adolescents Are Dying Of Aids And What...

Aids is the leading cause for adolescent death on the African continent. This is contained in the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the...

#AIDS2016 Editorial: We cannot wait for another Nkosi Johnson moment to...

HIV/AIDS continues to be one of the greatest challenges of our time. Yet there is a sinister silence on HIV/AIDS in our...

AIDS Is Killing African Adolescents, New UN Report Shows

Did you know AIDs is the primary cause of death for adolescents in Africa? Four years ago, adolescents (aged 10-19 years) were left behind...
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