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South Africa has committed itself to reaching the world’s latest batch of ambitious targets, but it will not meet them without sex workers, writes Ntokozo Yingwana.
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Empirical studies and population-level policy simulations show the importance of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in generalized epidemics.
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26 April 2016
Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization. Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have...
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Background: Social protection (ie, cash transfers, free schools, parental support) has potential for adolescent HIV prevention.
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12 April 2016
A team of scientists led by Oxford University have made a discovery that could improve our chances of developing an effective vaccine against Tuberculosis.The researchers have identified new biomarkers for Tuberculosis (TB) which have shown for the...
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“FHI 360 is an independent NPO serving in more than 70 countries, committed to resolve critical social problems throughout the world.
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7 April 2016
Studies on Three Continents Could Have Broad Implications for HIV Prevention ResearchEnrollment has begun in the first of two multinational clinical trials of an intravenously delivered investigational antibody for preventing HIV infection. Known as...
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The prevalence of HIV in young South African women aged 20–24 years is three times higher than that in their male counterparts.
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7 April 2016
The country’s first ever White Paper on the rights of person’s with disabilities acknowledges deficits in access to education, reproductive health and rights services as well as health care among people living with disabilities.Approved by Cabinet...
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This individually randomized controlled trial was the first study to examine the impact of a conditional cash transfer intervention on HIV infection among young women.
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5 April 2016
“MTV Shuga,” a TV show airing in Kenya and Nigeria, aims to dispel stereotypes about people with HIV. Sharon Ezeamaka, a Nigerian actress who plays Princess on the show, never thought she’d be one of those educated.“I’ve never been someone who...
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The Sustainable Communities of Real Excellence (SCORE) programme is a three-year (July 2014 – June 2017) regional programme that is implemented by SAfAIDS through strategic regional and national partners in six countries namely Le
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This booklet is aimed at migrants and provides information on health care services in South Africa, specifically:
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Southern Africa continues to bear a disproportionate share of the global burden of HIV: 35% of HIV infections and 38% of AIDS-related deaths in 2007 occurred in this sub-region’ (UNAIDS, 2008b: 32).
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Male circumcision decreases HIV acquisition by 60%, and antiretroviral therapy (ART) almost eliminates HIV transmission from HIV-positive people who are virally suppressed; however, coverage of these interventions has lagged behind targets.
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This health policy analysis responds to a call for research into the process through which the interests of women who have sex with women (WSW) have been represented in South African HIV and AIDS policy considering the context of lesbian, gay, bis
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Poverty, gender inequality and social exclusion continue to pose major challenges to HIV prevention efforts.
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31 March 2016 (All day)
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Pretoria, South Africa
South Africa is currently facing its worst drought in 23 years. As of November 2015, five provinces have been declared disaster areas and water challenges throughout the country have got worse. 
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11 March 2016
UNAIDS welcomes the roll-out of South Africa’s National Sex Worker HIV Plan, 2016–2019. Launched by the Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, in his role as the Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), this unique...
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This document includes: A Strategic Development Summary (SDS) narrative communicating the epidemiologic and country/regional context; methods used for programmatic design; findings of integrated data analysis; and strate
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This issue of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society's "HIV Nursing Matters" online magazine focuses on key populations.