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South African News on HIV/AIDS

South Africa: Rural Woman Risk HIV for Employment, 15 September 2004 Full story

A new study has found that rural South African women run the same risk of contracting HIV as men when seeking work in urban centres.


South Africa: Antiretroviral Therapy is Cost-Effective, Says Report, 15 September 2004 Full story

A new study says the benefits of a public sector rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to people living with HIV/AIDS outweigh the costs of not doing so.


South Africa: Using Beaded Crafts to Talk About HIV/Aids, 15 September 2004 Full story

Gender inequalities in rural South Africa have traditionally left women with no voice, but a group of female Zulu doll makers in the KwaZulu-Natal province are now speaking about HIV/AIDS through their craftwork.


Waiting lists for Aids drugs 'can kill', 14 September 2004 Full story

South Africans in the final stages of Aids are being sent away from treatment clinics, with instructions to return a year later to get their first anti-retroviral drugs, according to activist groups.


HIV shock for married couples, 14 September 2004 Full story

Cape Town - A recent study found that South Africa's rate of HIV among married couples, 10.5%, was horrifyingly high compared to global statistics.


Activists slam virginity testing, 14 September 2004 Full story

Gender activists have lambasted the virginity tests on girls participating in the annual Royal Zulu Reed Dance.They say the tests are discriminatory because they focus only on women.


New body to keep eye on ARV programme, 14 September 2004 Full story

High-profile organisations including the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and multi-national company Anglo American, have formed a new organisation to monitor the government's Aids drugs programmes.


Aids among medics to 'devastate' health care system, 12 September 2004 Full story

The increasing number of HIV positive health care professionals will have a devastating impact on the South African health system, already under pressure from growing number of HIV/Aids patients.


Aids to 'devastate' healthcare, 12 September 2004 Full story

Johannesburg - The increasing number of HIV positive healthcare professionals will have a devastating impact on the South African health system, already under pressure from growing number of HIV/Aids patients.


Changing the attitudes of Africa's youth, 12 September 2004 Full story

The young girl beams as she talks about her expectations of the annual Umkhosi Womhlanga (Royal Reed Dance).


Husbands to be to undergo HIV testing in KwaZulu-Natal, 11 September 2004 Full story

Zulu maidens attend the reed dance in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal.The Zulu Monarchy is in the process of getting all prospective husbands of reed dancers to be tested for HIV. The announcement was made at the annual reed dance in Nongoma by Princess Thembi, a senior member of the Zulu royal family. Over 20 000 maidens attended today's event.


Surge in alternative drugs, 10 September 2004 Full story

Johannesburg - The Medicines Control Council (MCC) has received over 13 000 applications for registration from the alternative health industry, Registrar of Medicines Dr Precious Matsoso said on Friday.


South Africa: Continued Role of Schools in Aids Fight Urged, 10 September 2004 Full story

Schools have a crucial role to play in ensuring that South African youth are not at risk of contracting HIV and AIDS, premier of the North West province, Edna Molewa, has said.


South Africa: Traditional Medicine Gets Formal Recognition, 10 September 2004 Full story

Traditional healers in South Africa were formally recognised this week after parliament approved legislation to regulate the industry


New centre to be 'Aids monitor', 7 September 2004 Full story

Pretoria - A centre dedicated to detecting adverse effects of anti-Aids drugs, including traditional medicines, was launched outside Pretoria on Tuesday.


Aids project tours the country, 6 September 2004 Full story

The sectoral education and training authority for the Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and Other Financial Services (Fasset) will be hosting roadshows on HIV/Aids awareness in all nine provinces this month.


Balekane ba kgothalletswa ho itlhatlhohba – Karolo 2, 3 September 2004 Full story

Tlalehong ya rona ya ho qetela ya bophelo le HIV re utlwile ka projeke e ntjha Aforika Borwa ho kgothalletsa balekane ho fumana tsebo le ho nka teko mmoho ho tseba ka seemo sa bona le kokwana hloko ena.


Couples encouraged to test – Part 2: Living with AIDS # 188, 3 September 2004 Full story

Last week we heard about South Africa’s first HIV counselling and testing service for couples – the Tshwarisanang Centre based at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto. This week, a couple talks about how this service has benefited them.


HIV drugs plan surpasses Rasool's target, 3 September 2004 Full story

Health MEC Pierre Uys says 4 200 people in the Western Cape are taking anti-retrovirals.
It has been estimated that around 50 000 people in the province have end-stage Aids and are ill enough to need the drugs.


Global Fund Adopts Mass Media Drive to Raise Profile, 3 September 2004 Full story

The Global Fund has launched a mass media campaign in an effort to raise increased awareness and funding for their fight against HIV and AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB).


Baby Jake throws his weight behind Aids fight, 2 September 2004 Full story

Former world boxing flyweight champion Baby Jake Matlala led the fight against HIV/Aids at Mondi's Durban headquarters in Merebank, where he was the guest of honour at the company's HIV/Aids programme on Wednesday.


Zambia's Mumba takes Aids test in public, 1 September 2004 Full story

Lusaka - Zambian Vice-President Nevers Mumba has taken an HIV test and urged others in the Aids-afflicted southern African country to follow suit.


Recruits fight 'HIV shut-out', 30 August 2004 Full story

Johannesburg - A legal battle is looming between the army and four South Africans who claim they have been shut out of the military because they tested HIV-positive.


Failures blemish Mbeki's progress report, 29 August 2004 Full story

Just 100 days after President Thabo Mbeki set more than 100 measurable targets, it seems his government has gone all out to deliver on time.
Yet we still don't know whether or not the 200 most notorious criminals are behind bars, and whether or not the promised antiretroviral drug (ARV) treatment for 53 000 HIV-positive people will take place by March next year.


Traditionalists see virtue in virgin testing Sibusiso Ngalwa, 29 August 2004 Full story

The practice of ukuhlola died out during the past century, but has made a comeback in various areas of South Africa, including KwaZulu-Natal, in recent years.


Relief aid for Eastern Cape Aids orphans, 29 August 2004 Full story

South Africa is currently faced with the escalating number of children orphaned by the HIV/Aids pandemic and TB. A community in the Eastern Cape has decided to lend a helping hand to these children.


Aids study shows fewer teenage infections, 27 August 2004 Full story

Mbabane - Far fewer Swazi teenage girls are HIV positive than previously estimated, bringing a rare glimmer of good news to a country fighting one of the world's worst Aids epidemics, according to a United Nations-sponsored study.


Film portrays pain of HIV/Aids pandemic in rural KwaZulu, 27 August 2004 Full story

It may be hailed as a moving piece of cinematic fiction, but for millions of South Africans, it's a frighteningly real story unfolding daily in the poverty-stricken countryside.


Minister concedes lags in AIDS-drug drive, 27 August 2004 Full story

CAPE TOWN Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang conceded yesterday that her department was not likely to meet government's target of getting AIDS drugs to 53000 patients by next March.


South Africa: Concern Over Impact of TB On HIV-Positive People, 26 August 2004 Full story

South African Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has expressed concern over treatment adherence and the impact of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on people living with HIV/AIDS.


Southern Africa: HIV/Aids Changing the Face of Agriculture, 26 August 2004 Full story

HIV/AIDS has not only forced farming communities to opt for less labour-intensive cropping patterns, it has also led to the loss of local knowledge of agro-ecology and farming practices in Southern Africa, a senior Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official told IRIN on Thursday.


CSIR warns on fluoride risks to HIV sufferers. 26 August 2004 Full story

THE Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has warned that adding fluoride to SA's drinking water poses a possible health risk to people with HIV/AIDS, as well as those suffering from malnutrition.


South Africa: PMTCT Continues Despite Nevirapine Controversy, 25 August 2004 Full story

A programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) will continue in South Africa's Gauteng province, provincial health minister Gwen Ramokgopa has announced.


HIV-sufferer: Manto is right, 23 August 2004 Full story

Johannesburg - Doctor Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is spot on when she says people should use garlic, pumpkinseeds, lemon juice and vitamins to ward off the HIV virus.


Condom dress creates matric ball to remember, 22 August 2004 Full story

Plunging necklines and flesh-baring glitzy designs have caused a stir at many a matric dance. But an outfit covered in condoms has to be a first.


ARV treatment 'too late', 20 August 2004 Full story

Anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment given to 61 patients, some HIV-positive, at Sterkfontein psychiatric hospital in Johannesburg after an assistant nurse allegedly used the same needle on all of them, is likely to be ineffective, because the treatment was provided too late.


Aids group demands cheap drug, 20 August 2004 Full story

Johannesburg - The US' biggest Aids group, Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF), has called on British drug company GlaxoSmithKline to lower the price of the Aids drug Combivir to R7 (US$1) a month immediately.


Aspen records sixth growth in profit, 19 August 2004 Full story

HIV and the clergy – Part 4: Living with AIDS #186, 19 August 2004 Full story

Parliament approves law to extend abortion services, 19 August 2004 Full story

What future awaits HIV-positive soldiers? 18 August 2004 Full story

Buthelezi: Aids destroyed us, 17 August 2004 Full story

Zim civic groups vow to fight tough new law, 16 August 2004 Full story

KwaZulu-Natal student deaths under the spotlight, 14 August 2004 Full story

Achmat calls on youth to be more 'proactive', 13 August 2004 Full story

HIV/Aids specialists, govt meet on nevirapine, 12 August 2004 Full story

SA teens to test Aids vaccine , 12 August 2004 Full story

HIV in the clergy – Part 3: Living with AIDS # 185, 12 August 2004 Full story

More research on nevirapine, 12 August 2004 Full story

Now the blind can read about Aids, 12 August 2004 Full story

Veteran perspective on HIV/AIDS, 11 August 2004 Full story

Aids researchers unite for greater exposure, 10 August 2004 Full story

My daughter died of Aids, reveals Buthelezi, 9 August 2004 Full story

Western Cape launches Women's Month programme, 3 August 2004 Full story

No Aids crisis in SANDF, says Lekota, 3 August 2004 Full story

SADC ministers of health oppose human cloning, 3 August 2004 Full story

High cost caps use of female condom, 3 August 2004 Full story

Lekota dismisses Aids stats on SANDF, 2 August 2004 Full story

Reviewing a sick society, 2 August 2004 Full story

Tale of two cities, 2 August 2004 Full story

'Supply of gloves a must for cops', 2 August 2004 Full story

Health express rushes medicine to SA's poor, 2 August 2004 Full story

Napwa criticises latest Aids stats, 1 August 2004 Full story

Auction held for Aids orphans, 1 August 2004 Full story

Another feather added to Zackie Achmat's cap, 1 August 2004 Full story

Swaziland in 'deep crisis', 1 August 2004 Full story

SANDF unveils shock Aids data, 1 August 2004 Full story

Zackie should be more honest - Manto, 30 July 2004 Full story

Aids is not HIV, says Manto again, 29 July 2004 Full story

Baruti le HIV – Karolo 1, 29 July 2004 Full story

HIV in the clergy – Part 1, 29 July 2004 Full story

Licence boost for cheap drugs, 29 July 2004 Full story

Church challenged on Aids, 29 July 2004 Full story

Aids drug prices to be challenged, 29 July 2004 Full story

Aids is reversing all SA's health gains, 29 July 2004 Full story

Next year, four million will be HIV-positive, 29 July 2004 Full story

Aspirin, Band-Aid will not cure SA's sickly health service, 29 July 2004 Full story

Ailing state health 'fails SA's poor', 29 July 2004 Full storyt.

 

 

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