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New dawn in TB prevention therapy

New dawn in TB prevention therapy

After decades of relying on isoniazid-based TB preventive therapy as the best option for TB prevention, a number of new regimens have done well in ...
UNAIDS denies shut-down discussions, but refuses to answer specific questions

UNAIDS denies shut-down discussions, but refuses to answer specific questions

Spotlight published an opinion piece this week with leaked information about UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe’s correspondence with McKinsey ...
AIDS2018: WHO recommends dolutegravir widely but women’s access will depend on contraception provision

AIDS2018: WHO recommends dolutegravir widely but women’s access will depend on contraception provision

WHO launched new interim guidance on HIV treatment at AIDS 2018 recommending dolutegravir (DTG) for everyone aged six years and above.  But access ...
AIDS2018: What has happened to AIDS activism? Views from eight leading activists

AIDS2018: What has happened to AIDS activism? Views from eight leading activists

There is a perception that AIDS activism is largely dead, that the AIDS activists have “retired”. There is a narrative and belief among some that ...
AIDS2018: The future of AIDS activism: If we don’t join the dots we are dead

AIDS2018: The future of AIDS activism: If we don’t join the dots we are dead

For over 30 years activism has been the engine that has driven almost every advance in our response to the AIDS epidemic. Mark Heywood assesses the ...
AIDS2018: UNAIDS LEAKS! Will Amsterdam Be UNAIDS’ Last Stand?

AIDS2018: UNAIDS LEAKS! Will Amsterdam Be UNAIDS’ Last Stand?

According to leaked information about UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe’s correspondence with McKinsey and Company, 2018 will mark the ...
AIDS2018: Is cancer the new AIDS?

AIDS2018: Is cancer the new AIDS?

By Ellen ‘t Hoen As the world gathers in Amsterdam for the 22nd International AIDS Conference, high medicines prices are again making headlines ...
AIDS2018: Why the conference still matters at this point in the HIV Epidemic

AIDS2018: Why the conference still matters at this point in the HIV Epidemic

There are many reasons why the end of the AIDS epidemic is not yet in sight and why the International AIDS Conference still matters, writes IAS ...

IN FOCUS: AIDS2018 Amsterdam

Spotlight reports from the 2018 AIDS Conference in Amsterdam

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AIDS2018 Breaking News: Zero HIV transmissions in PARTNER study after gay couples had sex 77,000 times without condoms – an undetectable viral load stops HIV

AIDS2018 Breaking News: Zero HIV transmissions in PARTNER study after gay couples had sex 77,000 times without condoms – an undetectable viral load stops HIV

By Simon Collins, HIV i-Base On Tuesday 24 July, the results from the extension to the PARTNER study were presented by Alison Rodger at a press ...
AIDS2018: Reduction in price of bedaquiline welcome, but is it enough?

AIDS2018: Reduction in price of bedaquiline welcome, but is it enough?

This week the price of bedaquiline in the public sector in South Africa was cut in half. What does this mean for the increased uptake of this ...
AIDS2018: Delegates walk out on Sidibe

AIDS2018: Delegates walk out on Sidibe

Hundreds of delegates walked out of the opening of the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam last night in protest when UNAIDS Executive ...
AIDS2018: G23 women draw a line in the sand

AIDS2018: G23 women draw a line in the sand

This is a statement read out by the group of 23 women as Michel Sidibe took to the stage at the opening plenary. “a political struggle that does ...
AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-There was no one who came to visit them at their homes

AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-There was no one who came to visit them at their homes

By Ngqabutho Mpofu Ronnie came out in the early 1980s, telling his friends and sister that he was homosexual. This was not an easy thing to do, given ...
AIDS2018: Time to make AIDS political again

AIDS2018: Time to make AIDS political again

By Anele Yawa Two years ago, we welcomed the world to the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. At a march of ten thousand people we ...
AIDS2018: Tangerine, a Thai transgender programme that works

AIDS2018: Tangerine, a Thai transgender programme that works

Almost everyone in the HIV world is talking about providing services to key populations – a ground-breaking project in Thailand is providing an ...
AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-There’s no one influencing me anymore

AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-There’s no one influencing me anymore

By Nomatter Ndebele Gloria lives in Vrededorp, Johannesburg with her partner and her 2-year-old son. She has been on drugs since 2013. Gloria started ...

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Cutting-edge youth services

Cutting-edge youth services

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is implementing a number of innovative youth-focused health services around Cape Town. Others could learn from ...
Bill would roll back right to choose

Bill would roll back right to choose

  Thabang Pooe, SECTION27 A new Bill threatens the very essence of a woman’s right to bodily integrity and reproductive decision-making, as ...
Contraception: DBE Draft Policy on the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy

Contraception: DBE Draft Policy on the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy

Thabang Pooe, SECTION27 The results of the last Annual School Survey, released in 2017, sent shock waves through the country. According to the ...
We are failing young women in South Africa

We are failing young women in South Africa

Thuthukile Mbatha, Guest Editor, Spotlight Note: This is the editorial from a special print edition of Spotlight guest-edited by young people. Every ...

Videos

VIDEO: #FireBenny

VIDEO: #FireBenny

The Treatment Action Campaign and partners recently held a meeting to establish the Free State People’s Health Coalition. More than 500 TAC ...
VIDEO: The Price of Gold

VIDEO: The Price of Gold

  Judgment in the historic Silicosis Class Action, Bongani Nkala and 55 Others v Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and 31 Others, will be ...
VIDEO: TB Aware: Nulda Beyers

VIDEO: TB Aware: Nulda Beyers

TB scientist Professor Nulda Beyers speaks about the critical needs to employeers to enable employees to get tested and treated for TB. Credit: Thom ...
VIDEO: TB Aware: Lungi Langa

VIDEO: TB Aware: Lungi Langa

Health journalist Lungi Langa shares her journey of being diagnosed with TB, surviving the horrid treatment and then having to deal with her daughter ...

 

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