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#Vote4Health: Healthcare after the elections

#Vote4Health: Healthcare after the elections

Who will be South Africa’s next Minister of Health and what will be the impact of May’s national and provincial elections on South Africa’s ...
#Vote4Health: Lusikisiki push for condoms in schools

#Vote4Health: Lusikisiki push for condoms in schools

In Luskikisiki in the Eastern Cape girls as young as 11 years old are falling pregnant and becoming HIV-infected, prompting ...
Spotlight’s Vote4Health

Spotlight’s Vote4Health

In the run-up to South Africa’s general elections in May 2019 Spotlight will be publishing a series of articles under the banner #Vote4Health.
#Vote4Health: New hope as Lusikisiki finally gets a new clinic

#Vote4Health: New hope as Lusikisiki finally gets a new clinic

In Lusikisiki, in the OR Tambo District of the Eastern Cape, the so-called Village Clinic had become emblematic of a faltering health system, in a ...
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 ...
AIDS2018: Humans in the age of HIV-It’s the living that can hurt you

AIDS2018: Humans in the age of HIV-It’s the living that can hurt you

By Nomatter Ndebele There are an estimated 75000 people living in South Africa who inject drugs. According to local NGO, Jab Smart, 1653 of these ...
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 ...
DREAMS and She Conquers

DREAMS and She Conquers

An estimated 2 000 new HIV infections occur in young women and girls every week in South Africa. Two high-profile programmes are aiming to address ...
Health4Sale Part 1: North West blows HIV money on controversial private ambulance service

Health4Sale Part 1: North West blows HIV money on controversial private ambulance service

The North West Department of Health blew over R100-million expressly earmarked for HIV on two controversial private ambulance companies. Serious red ...
10 things to know about TB in South Africa

10 things to know about TB in South Africa

Tuberculosis (TB) is still a crisis in South Africa. Here are 10 quick facts about the state of TB in South Africa.
Renewed hope for crypto, a deadly AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection

Renewed hope for crypto, a deadly AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection

Cryptococcosis (“crypto”) is a common AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection worldwide. It has been neglected for many years. This is about ...
Mental health and pill-taking: Getting beyond HIV

Mental health and pill-taking: Getting beyond HIV

“A few weeks ago we lost Prudence Mbele, a beloved long-time activist living openly with HIV, who died of TB. Prudence was famous for her ‘pill ...
Modernising ART

Modernising ART

By Dr Michelle Moorhouse - Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa seems set for a revolution with a new drug combination that is highly ...