HIV/Aids patients on ARV treatment are eagerly awaiting a new drug that is cheaper and more effective. The Dolutegravir drug, a first in South Africa, also has had no major cases of side-effects reported, researchers revealed.Read More
Rosettenville Clinic had its open day on September 7, under the slogan: Free access to health care – Prevention is better than cure.Read More
The new antiretrovirals South Africa will introduce in 2018 are cheaper‚ have far less side effects than current drugs and HIV cannot develop resistance to them.
"It's not often in medicine we get something safer and more effective that is also cheaper. This is a big step forward‚” said Deputy Director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute Professor Francois Venter.
There is little support for young, vulnerable pregnant women – and this is fuelling the high number of abandoned and orphaned babies.Read More
It starts with a swab but does it end with a diagnosis? Why the trickiest part of DIY HIV testing happens after the test. The trick, says Ann Moore as she pulls the small white stick from the plastic packaging, is not just to swab the gums but to scrape them.Read More
More and more countries are reaching the “threshold” of resistance to the most commonly-used HIV drugs which could “undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV”, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).Read More
The much-anticipated antiretroviral (ARV) dolutegravir will be introduced as the first-line treatment for the HIV infected in South Africa as early as April, Health Department deputy director-general Dr Yogan Pillay said at the 9th International Aids Society (IAS) conference on HIV Science in Paris this week.Read More
Alarming research has found that two-thirds of women of child-bearing age have had an unplanned pregnancy in the last five years.Read More
The manager of a South African anti-human trafficking helpline made two claims about the number of slaves and 'child prostitutes' in South Africa. Africa Check investigated these startling claims.Read More
Pharmacies are no longer prohibited from selling HIV self-testing kits.Read More