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Notes on our next NSP

Notes on our next NSP

By Marcus Low, Spotlight Editor - At the end of this year South Africa’s big plan to fight HIV and tuberculosis (TB) comes to an end. The National ...

Stigma and shame still shrouds HIV amongst key populations

By Ntsiki Mpulo - Key populations including sex workers, men who have sex with men and injecting drug users are still marginalised and suffer the ...

New Emergency, New urgency

By Nomatter Ndebele - Following a 10 000-strong activist march on the first day of the International AIDS conference in Durban, the Treatment Action ...
AIDS 2016: Treatment, Prevention & Non-Discrimination is Still Our Human Right

AIDS 2016: Treatment, Prevention & Non-Discrimination is Still Our Human Right

*Speech delivered by Nkhensani Mavasa, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), at the opening of the 21st International AIDS Conference ...
AIDS 2016: Stephen Lewis’ keynote address delivered at #TB2016

AIDS 2016: Stephen Lewis’ keynote address delivered at #TB2016

Stephen Lewis addresses the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban. ...
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...