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AIDS 2016: Protecting Human Rights and Reducing Stigma

AIDS 2016: Protecting Human Rights and Reducing Stigma

Read the opening speech of the Durban International AIDS Conference by Justice Edwin Cameron

Editor’s note: Welcome to the first edition of Spotlight

Welcome to the first edition of Spotlight. Spotlight is the new identity of the NSP Review. You can follow Spotlight on twitter at @SpotlightNSP, ...

Editor’s note: Welcome to the first edition of Spotlight

Welcome to the first edition of Spotlight. Spotlight is the new identity of the NSP Review. You can follow Spotlight on twitter at @SpotlightNSP, ...

Durban: From AIDS 2000 to AIDS 2016

By Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim & Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim - AIDS Conferences are unique in being a cross between a scientific meeting ...

South Africa on the front foot and moving forwards

By Professor Linda-Gail Bekker & Professor Robin Wood - The June 2000 UNAIDS global report on AIDS painted a sombre picture: already South Africa had ...

The era of viral load is here

By Sharonann Lynch - Viral load testing measures the amount of HIV virus (HIV RNA) in a person’s blood. It is the optimal method for identifying ...

How HIV shaped us

By Professor Glenda Gray & Professor James A. McIntyre - HIV changed the nature of health in South Africa as our new democracy emerged. Seemingly ...

HIV and non-communicable diseases: a dangerous partnership

Over the years, HIV and the ensuing global epidemic has resulted in millions of deaths. With the advent of antiretroviral therapy, and the advocacy ...

So many have forgotten

By Vuyiseka Dubula - I was just months away from knowing my own HIV status when, in the year 2000, the people took over the streets of Durban marking ...

How the dark age of HIV/AIDS changed our democracy – a personal view

By Professor Hoosen Coovadia - I was thrust into the vortex of International AIDS Society’s 13th International AIDS conference in 2000 as ...
Time to take a  cold, hard look

Time to take a cold, hard look

By Professor Peter Piot With over 3 000 people dying from HIV infection every single day and 5 500 becoming newly infected, AIDS is not over by any ...

So many successes, but too many new HIV-infections

Dr Fareed Abdullah & Kanya Ndaki - As the global HIV community returns to South Africa for the International AIDS Conference, there is no better time ...

Motsoaledi and the devil’s alternative

By Ntsiki Mpulo - Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi sat down with Spotlight in an exclusive interview. He shares details on how the department ...

How the law helps – or hinders – the fight against the AIDS epidemic

By Justice Edwin Cameron - It has been almost 35 years since AIDS was identified. Thirty-five long years, since the disquieting realisation that ...

The next International AIDS Conference needs to be “an earthquake”

By Nomatter Ndebele - Ten years ago, the International AIDS Conference was held in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. Nkosi Johnson, who died a year later at ...

Fighting for the right to care

Community health workers (CHWs), who are predominantly women have struggled to be formally integrated into the health service delivery system, and ...
The barefoot soldiers of a public health care system that doesn’t seem to care

The barefoot soldiers of a public health care system that doesn’t seem to care

By Nomatter Ndebele - For the past 17 years, 55-year old Doris Ntuli has worked as a community caregiver (CCG) in the community of Sweetwaters, in ...

“Bring your pubic hair” – healers and quacks continue to thrive in KwaZulu-Natal

In KwaZulu-Natal, according to reports from the Human Sciences Research Council, there are 1.8 million people who are HIV positive. Of those, 1.1 ...
Fewer children are dying of severe malnutrition, but ignorance continues to kill babies

Fewer children are dying of severe malnutrition, but ignorance continues to kill babies

By Bill Corcoran & Nomatter Ndebele - Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) remains stubbornly entrenched in many of KwaZulu-Natal province’s rural and ...

Health in the Free state

A province that is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Spotlight keeps the focus on this beleaguered province and the right to health care as ...