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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...

Cancer.vive riders bring awareness, hope

ride2---thumbA group of cancer survivors are riding nearly 2 000 kilometres, bringing a message of hope and support to people they meet along the way. Teaching awareness of how to spot the early signs of cancer is another focus of their mission.

Watch: Living with HIV, challenging stigma

In a series of powerful videos, South Africans of all kinds share their experiences of finding out they were HIV-positive, and how being open about their status helped them fight the stigma of the virus and find real support from true friends and family.

SA team develops HIV monitoring tool

SA team develops HIV monitoring tool

An innovative electronic register that monitors patients on treatment for HIV and tuberculosis developed by the University of Cape Town is being picked up by other countries across the world, including Mozambique, Vietnam and Pakistan.
SA 'taking every precaution' against Ebola

South Africa steps up Ebola precautions

South Africa has put in place extensive measures for early detection and treatment of Ebola, in case the need arises, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Surveillance has been strengthened at all ports of entry, and outbreak response teams have been trained and equipped in each province.
Aids in South Africa stabilising: UN

US gives R900m for ARV treatment

As South Africa joins the world in observing World Aids Day, the United States has committed R900-million over two years for the provision of anti-retroviral drugs in the country.
British wastewater firm enters SA

British wastewater firm enters SA

British wastewater treatment company Bluewater Bio has entered the South African market through an agreement with local firm Headstream Water Holdings - and the two are eyeing sub-Saharan expansion within the next 12 to 18 months.

Germs produce novel HIV drug

South African researchers have genetically engineered a strain of bacteria to produce large and affordable quantities of a novel and highly effective treatment for HIV.

Fruity treatment for malaria

A new, pleasant tasting dispersible anti-malaria medication will be more palatable to children – and African trials have shown that it is just as effective as the bitter tablet, often administered to unwilling youngsters in a crushed form.

South Africans are “keeping the promise” on World Aids Day

World Aids Day calls on people around the world to honour all HIV infected persons and people living with Aids for their courage and determination to live their lives to the fullest and continue to face all challenges head-on.

In South Africa, World Aids Day presents a unique opportunity for Government, civil society, faith-based, non-governmental (NGOs), and community-based organisations to reflect on achievements and goals reached during the course of the year.

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