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HIV and Aids: How to get treatment and support in South Africa

South Africa has the largest antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme in the world, which gives people living with the virus the chance to live full and...

Heroes needed to change stigma around Aids

adult education 572269 640HIV still carries a huge stigma, despite the many years it has been around and the masses of education undertaken by the public and private sectors. For the second year, Change the Stigma is seeking Positive Heroes to work to change the way people perceive those who are HIV-positive.

Circus concert to tackle HIV stigma

zip-zap---thumbCape Town's Zip Zap Circus works with HIV-positive youth. A concert in conjunction with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Treatment Action Campaign on World Aids Day will promote putting condoms in schools, sticking to your treatment and overturning the stigma of the virus.

Zackie Achmat: pioneering Aids activist

Zackie Achmat: pioneering Aids activist

Aids activist Zakie Achmat has always stood up for what he believes in - a trait he says grew out of having to come out as a gay person to his religious parents. "Having to take that stand made it much easier to take any other stand," he explains in a short film that will be screened in South Africa on World Aids Day on Sunday.

Community workers save the day

Doctors, nurses, activists and policy makers have all been vital to Africa's HIV programmes, but supporting them every step of the way has been an army of dedicated community health workers and volunteers who care for people living with the disease.
Board game makes Aids education fun

South African team leads study on anti-HIV gel

A South African team of researchers will soon lead a major follow-up clinical trial to confirm the effectiveness and safety of tenofovir gel, an antiretroviral microbicide, which has been proven to reduce HIV infection in women.
Major HIV prevention breakthrough

Anti-retrovirals give life: doctors

Wits University's Faculty of Health Sciences has come out strongly in support of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/Aids. Faculty doctors working with patients on the government's ART programme in Gauteng hospitals describe the results as "dramatic and unequivocal".
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Zackie Achmat, TIME hero

Aids activist Zackie Achmat features in TIME magazine's European edition as one of 35 "Heroes 2003" for his struggle to secure affordable antiretroviral drugs for South Africa's HIV/Aids sufferers.

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