A 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.