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TAC congress elects new leaders, sets priorities

TAC congress elects new leaders, sets priorities

The Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) 6th National Congress held in Sterkfontein, Gauteng concluded today with the re-election of Anele Yawa as ...
Nkhensani Mavasa’s speech at the opening of TAC’s sixth  National Congress

Nkhensani Mavasa’s speech at the opening of TAC’s sixth National Congress

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Chairperson Nkhensani Mavasa delivered the below speech at the opening of the TAC’s sixth National Congress on 23 ...
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 ...
Pledge for Prudence

Pledge for Prudence

Mark Heywood paid tribute to AIDS, human rights and gender activist Prudence Mabele who recently passed away.
New HIV policy for schools does not go far enough

New HIV policy for schools does not go far enough

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has launched its new National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB. Is it good enough? And how can it be improved?
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 ...
A vision without a plan: In-depth analysis of SA’s new HIV and TB plan

A vision without a plan: In-depth analysis of SA’s new HIV and TB plan

South Africa’s HIV and TB plan for the next five years has been riddled with controversy. Here’s our assessment of the plan.
Health budget fails to address HR crisis

Health budget fails to address HR crisis

By Russell Rensburg, Rural Health Advocacy Project In the tabling of the national department of health’s budget for 2017/2018, minister of health, ...
Full NSP finally published

Full NSP finally published

After substantial delays the final version of South Africa’s National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, Tuberculosis and STIs 2017 – 2022 was finally ...
TAC survey highlights poor infection control in clinics

TAC survey highlights poor infection control in clinics

By Marcus Low Tuberculosis (TB) infection control measures in some South African public sector clinics fall woefully short. This is according to an ...
No Need to Embellish our Achievements or to Diminish our Challenges when it comes to HIV

No Need to Embellish our Achievements or to Diminish our Challenges when it comes to HIV

By Fareed Abdullah When I joined government in 1994 there was not only an openness to dissenting opinions; it was encouraged. When we met, month ...
Round-up of responses to SA’s new AIDS/TB plan

Round-up of responses to SA’s new AIDS/TB plan

On Friday 31 March 2017 South Africa’s National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, TB an STIs 2017 – 2022 was launched in Mangaung, Free State. ...
The madness and evil of Manto and Thabo meets the madness and evil of Bathabile and Jacob

The madness and evil of Manto and Thabo meets the madness and evil of Bathabile and Jacob

By Anso Thom Having reported with many journalist colleagues on the darkest days on former President Thabo Mbeki and his health minister Dr Manto ...
Measuring up to the task of tackling HIV and TB in the new NSP

Measuring up to the task of tackling HIV and TB in the new NSP

As the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) nears completion of the next National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB, and STIs (2017-2022), ...
The Achilles Heel of the new NSP: Accountability and Equity

The Achilles Heel of the new NSP: Accountability and Equity

As we move towards the release of South Africa’s latest National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS, TB and STI’s it is important to celebrate the ...
HIV docs win quack HIV gel case

HIV docs win quack HIV gel case

The South Gauteng High Court this week ruled in favour of the SA HIV Clinicians Society in its legal battle with a doctor who promoted a product ...
Sex Work and the new NSP

Sex Work and the new NSP

By Marlise Richter, Thuli Khoza and Katlego Rasebitse Sex Work and the ‘National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB 2017-2022’ – time to be ...
SA’s new AIDS plan falls short on community health workers

SA’s new AIDS plan falls short on community health workers

By Sasha Stevenson- South Africa’s new National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB and STIs will be launched on March 24.

Fly by night tenders: A Spotlight special investigation into aeromedical service in South Africa

By Marcus Low and Ntsiki Mpulo - Aircraft have been used effectively to provide emergency medical services and to transport medical specialists and ...

South Africa: Sexual violence in Platinum Mining Belt a major driver of HIV

Press Release By Medecins Sans Frontieres Seattle/Rustenburg – New analysis of data detailing the extent of sexual violence in the Rustenburg ...