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A bold move on HIV treatment by SA government

HIV treatment for all citizens.

JOHANNESBURG – The South African government has started implementing the universal test and treat program where every HIV positive person is put on treatment regardless of their CD4 cell count. Until Wednesday last week, HIV positive people with a CD4 cell count of less than 500 were put on treatment, ...

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US pours in millions to help SA fight AIDS

The US send funds to help the figt against HIV & Aids

The United States of America on Monday pledged $410 million towards ending the AIDS epidemic in South Africa, the country hardest hit in the world. South Africa has the world’s largest population of people living with HIV, at 6.8 million, and the funds will help expand its antiretroviral program, which ...

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Mbeki denies being in denial

safety regarding HIV infection and syringe and needle infection was discussed at the annual Helathcare Summit in Sandton

The former president has finally addressed his stance on the HIV pandemic. In Mbeki’s weekly letters that have been published every Monday since the beginning of the year, he states his stance on the controversial issue of HIV that has seen many, including scholars and ordinary people blaming him for ...

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SAPS: 88% HIV Positive

88% of South African Plice HIV positive

It came as a shock to those in the opposition benches when the deputy police minister Honourable Maggie Sotyu revealed that the South African Police Service (SAPS) had about 88% of active staff who are HIV-positive. This revealing revelation was made by the deputy minister when she addressed at a ...

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New aggressive strain of HIV discovered in Cuba

HIV-1 (green) - C Goldsmith

On average it takes ten years after being infected with HIV to develop full blown AIDS. This is based on a person with a reasonable diet but with no medical treatment; in Cuba, a new strain of HIV has been discovered that shortens this period dramatically. So dramatically, in fact, ...

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Have scientists created a new HIV blocking protein?


HIV (human immuno deficiency virus) was first discovered in 1983 and since then scientists, governments, NGO’s, universities and pharmaceutical companies have been trying to find a cure. Viruses are particularly difficult to deal with as they mutate to build up resistance to our immune system and to drugs – viruses ...

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