Wits RHI in the News

10 May 2018

Testing for a deadly disease

Long-distance truck drivers who engage in intercourse with female sex workers, operating along the main highways in South Africa, are vulnerable to contracting HIV/Aids. What is the best way to test for this disease?

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30 April 2018

Safer Conception Services at Crosby Clinic

The Clinic staff has also received orientation about the service (Safer Conception) and nurses and counsellors have been trained on how to render the service in their facility.

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25 April 2018

SA civil society groups want UNAIDS director to resign

The director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, is facing calls from South African civil society groups to resign over his handling of a recent sexual assault investigation, reports The Guardian. Three South African civil society groups have called for an independent inquiry into the agency’s leadership, while the Aids Healthcare Foundation has written to António Guterres, the UN’s secretary general, calling for Sidibé to stand down. The AFH is a non-profit organisation that provides HIV care to hundreds of thousands of people globally.

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27 March 2018

HIV “DIY” testing kits used to help reduce stigma

HIV testing in South Africa is doing everything it can to reduce stigma. With some not wanting to publically queue to get tested, could this be the answer?

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12 March 2018

Witsies to get free snips on campus

Circumcision procedure offered on CampusTHE WITS Campus Health and Wellness Centre (WCHWC) will be offering a new service of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) from Friday, March 16.
WCHWC has partnered with Care Works, Society of Family Health (SFH), University Research Co. (URC) and the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) to launch Operation Wyze-Up.

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01 March 2018

Green design for functional healthcare

Green building is about more than Green Star certification. It is also about engineering functional, efficient buildings that continue to perform long after the certification has been awarded.

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01 March 2018

Prioritising holistic wellness

When Dr Memory Muturiki took up the directorship of UCT’s Student Wellness Service (SWS) in August 2017, she had to hit the ground running. With exams fast approaching, and a waiting list of over 300 students seeking psychotherapy services, there was little to no time to find her feet.

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25 February 2018

Health event held at Denver Men’s hostel

JOBURG – Many people tested to know the status of their health
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The City of Joburg Health Department and the Malvern Clinic’s health promoter held a public health event at the Denver Men’s hostel recently.

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31 January 2018

New research consortium to evaluate evidence for single-dose HPV vaccination

The Single-Dose HPV Vaccine Evaluation Consortium, coordinated by PATH and encompassing nine leading research institutions, has begun work to collate and synthesize existing evidence and evaluate new data on the potential for single-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine delivery.

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03 January 2018

4 things you need to know about having sex when you’re HIV positive

HIV certainly complicates sex, but if you take the right precautions, there’s no reason why HIV-positive women can’t enjoy a healthy sex life without passing on the virus.

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