South Africa

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Stigma against people living with HIV (PLHIV) remains one of the central barriers to accessing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. It has long been recognized that action is needed to address HIV and AIDS related stigma and discrimination
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Stigma is widely recognized as a barrier to accessing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
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This report includes the following assessments: 1. A review of efforts to improve attitudes of health service providers serving people living with HIV in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland
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Thembalethu Development is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 tha
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19 March 2015
A group of HIV-positive women, who were coerced or forced into being sterilised, are seeking redress for what happened to them and are asking that the law be changed to stop the discrimination.Her Rights Initiative (HRI) and Oxfam lodged a formal...
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17 March 2015
In 2014 Anglo American tested and counseled nearly 110 000 employees and contractors for HIV and AIDS in South Africa and Zimbabwe, showcasing its commitment to employee health and longevity.86% of its full-time workforce also participated...
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4 March 2015
South Africa’s HIV-positive population has relatively low rates of engagement in health care and viral suppression, paralleling similarly low figures in the United States, aidsmap reports. Researchers presented their estimates of South Africa’s “...
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There is increasing focus on social and structural factors following the marginal success of individual-level strategies for HIV prevention.
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In South Africa young women bear a disproportionate burden of HIV infection however, risk factors for HIV acquisition are not fully understood in this setting.
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Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health i
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The vast majority of people with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) diagnosed in the world’s most extensive outbreak have acquired their infection from another person, not as the result of the failure of treatment for multidrug-resis
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The National ASRH&R Framework Strategy focuses on five key priority areas that are underpinned by a set of accompanying objectives that focus on increased coordination, collaboration, information and knowledge sharing for ASRH&R activities
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FROM:
17 July 2016 (All day)
TO:
22 July 2016 (All day)
VENUE:
Durban, South Africa
It is with pleasure that we invite you to take part in the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), on 17-22 July 2016 in Durban, South Africa.
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18 February 2015
A clinical trial called HVTN 100 has been launched in South Africa to study an investigational HIV vaccine regimen for safety and the immune responses it generates in study participants. This experimental vaccine regimen is based on the one tested...
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16 February 2015
A massive tuberculosis screening programme to the tune of half a billion rand will begin next month, covering three areas of society most vulnerable to the disease, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said yesterday at a briefing held in Pretoria....
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We conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to assess daily treatment with oral tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, oral tenofovir–emtricitabine, or 1% tenofovir vaginal gel as preexposure prophylaxis against HIV-1 infection in 5,029 women in S
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29 January 2015
The idea that AIDS was created as part of a government-led conspiracy to decimate the African American population remains salient to a significant minority of black people, according to qualitative research published in the January edition of the...
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21 January 2015
Progress has been made in combatting the AIDS epidemic in South Africa, particularly in the free provision of antiretroviral drugs. Yet despite the large number of people on treatment, nearly a third of deaths last year were AIDS related ...
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18 November 2014
South Africa will spend $2.2bn (£1.4bn) over two years on life-saving HIV/AIDS drugs for public hospitals, a government minister has said.Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said the government aimed to buy three-quarters of the drugs locally.The...
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13 November 2014
It’s a question that gained gravity last year when an ambitious trial to identify ways women could use to protect themselves from HIV infection yielded disappointing but unsurprising findings. Nothing, results of blood tests and subsequent...
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To be successful, HIV test-and-treat programs in South Africa need to focus more on getting patients to return for ongoing treatment, experts say.
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29 October 2014
Many of the women at first acted surprised. Some insisted the blood tests were wrong. But most conveyed to researchers why they had not used the study products assigned to them as participants in VOICE, a large HIV prevention trial that, as a likely...
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While international rhetoric on HIV and AIDS frequently invokes human rights, putting these ideas into practice in specific settings remains challenging, according to a process evaluation of an intervention in rural South Africa published in the O