SABC News - HIV/Aids


Denosa says the health department needs to create youth friendly health facilities for HIV positive teenagers.
Kuruman teenagers born with HIV default on treatment

Sunday 14 May 2017 19:19

A high number of teenagers born with HIV are defaulting on treatment, according to the National Association of People Living with HIV/Aids operating in Kuruman Northern Cape.


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
WATCH: Ramaphosa answers questions in parliament

Thursday 11 May 2017 14:42

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Parliament for an oral reply session.


Internationally-acclaimed HIV/AIDS Research Professor, Glenda Gray, is being credited for her role in the search for an HIV and AIDS vaccine.
SA doctor makes Time 100 most influential list

Friday 21 April 2017 08:48

South African doctor and Research Professor, Glenda Gray, has been included on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.


Health programmes key in declining mortality rates: Expert

Wednesday 1 March 2017 16:44

Major changes in mortality have been driven by the HIV/Aids epidemic.


The decline in mortality was announced by Lehohla when he released the 2015 mortality and cause of deaths in Pretoria on Tuesday.
Stats SA releases mortality and causes of death 2015

Tuesday 28 February 2017 18:02

Statistician General Pali Lehohla says South Africans are living longer than before 2014.


University of KwaZulu-Natal Professor Thumbi Ndung'u has been awarded a prestigious grant from the United States biotechnology company Gilead Sciences to develop a vaccine for HIV/Aids.
KZN scientist awarded US grant for Aids research

Friday 27 January 2017 14:34

A Durban based scientist has been awarded over two million US dollars to further his passion to develop a vaccine for HIV/Aids.


South Africa is now providing anti-retroviral drugs to close to 3.5 million people living with HIV.
Ramaphosa hails SA's strides in HIV/Aids fight

Sunday 25 December 2016 07:40

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa continues to lead the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic.


Stigma remains a barrier to HIV/Aids prevention and treatment.
Stigma a barrier in fight against HIV/Aids

Thursday 1 December 2016 21:09

Stigma and discrimination remain a global challenge in the fight against HIV and Aids.


Gloves off against HIV/Aids

Thursday 1 December 2016 09:25

The SANDF is hosting an amateur boxing tournament to commemorate World Aids Day in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.


The study was conducted in women aged 18 to 45 in trial sites in Malawi, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Experimental vaginal ring effective for HIV prevention: Study

Wednesday 19 October 2016 07:25

A study has found that using a vaginal ring containing an antiretroviral, dapivirine, is safe and effective in protecting women against HIV infection by between 27 and 56%.


Youths aged 10-19 were one of the most affected age groups, while women aged 15 and above suffered higher re-infection rates when compared to their male counterparts.
HIV/AIDS remains top killer of adults, children in Namibia – minister

Wednesday 3 August 2016 14:30

HIV/AIDS has remained the leading cause of death among adults and the sixth leading cause of death among children under the age of five in Namibia.


Funding for HIV/Aids treatment took centre stage on Thursday at the International Aids Conference
Funding for HIV/Aids treatment in spotlight at conference

Thursday 21 July 2016 18:03

Calls have been sounded at the International Aids Conference for a stronger response from governments around the world to fund their respective countries' fight against HIV.


Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi's comments come following the announcement by the United Nations to pledge R6 billion towards ending the Aids epidemic in South Africa.
Test and treat as of September: Mostoaledi

Wednesday 20 July 2016 12:17

Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says HIV positive patients must be consistent with their treatment after the UN pledged R6 billion in fight to curb AIDS.


The International Aids Conference kicks off on Monday in Durban.
Threat of HIV/Aids could end with necessary funds: Economists

Friday 15 July 2016 17:27

Economists say it is possible to end HIV/Aids as a public health threat by 2030 if countries work hard at finding the necessary funds.


The Blessee and the Damned

Friday 15 July 2016 11:08

Is the idea of a Blesse and a Blesser debatable? Nosipho Mngomezulu unpacks the discourse around this popular phenomenon.


The idea behind the 90-90-90  is to have 90% of people withHIV diagnosed, 90% of people diagnosed get antiretroviral treatment and 90% of those who receive antiretrovirals will be virally suppressed.
HIV / Aids and the 90-90-90 plan

Wednesday 13 July 2016 08:06

A concept introduced by the United Nation’s programme on HIV/AIDS in 2013, 90-90-90 is a set of goals.


New HIV infections among adults were now rising in Eastern Europe, central Asia, the Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa.
Action needed as decline in HIV cases stalls -UNAIDS

Tuesday 12 July 2016 15:39

Global efforts to prevent the spread of HIV infection must be stepped up after a long-term decline in the number of new cases in adults stalled, the United Nations Aids agency warned on Tuesday.


The Social workers have committed themselves to working with communities to reduce the HIV infection.
Social workers encouraged to preach prevention in fighting HIV/AIDS

Thursday 7 July 2016 18:34

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for social development Weziwe Thusi has encouraged newly inducted social workers to preach prevention in the fight against HIV/AIDS to prevent new infections.


Dr Nothemba Simelela says the 2016 South African AIDS conference comes as a celebration of milestones made in devising a treatment program for AIDS.
'SA has made great strides to combat HIV/Aids'

Thursday 23 June 2016 08:45

South Africa has made great progress to combat HIV and TB since the international AIDS conference held in Durban in 2000- this according to Dr Nothemba Simelela, an advisor in the presidency.


The survey, conducted together with South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), would see Stats SA field workers visit 15 000 targeted dwelling units between June and November this year.
Stats SA to collect data from 15 000 households for health survey

Friday 17 June 2016 18:30

Stats SA on Friday urged thousands of households to be sampled in the South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016 to welcome field workers into their homes.


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