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Empowering and protecting South African youth features at AIDS 2016

HIV treatment for all citizens.

Durban, 19 July 2016 – National post-school initiatives to reach, empower and protect South African youth were highlighted at the AIDS 2016 conference that started in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal today. Over two million three hundred students and young people – population at the forefront of HIV infection and concomitant risks such ...

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Medicine detector app the way to go says Minister

Vodacom Business Chief Executive Mr Vuyani Jarana & Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi,_640x358

MIDRAND, JOHANNESBURG – THE National Department of Health (NDoH) and Vodacom have successfully deployed a custom-built mobile application in over 3000 primary health care clinics (PHC) across the country to monitor medicine visibility and reduce drug stock-outs. The Stock Visibility System is a mobile platform developed through collaborative efforts between ...

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You get ARV’s, you get ARV’s everybody gets ARV’s!

ARV's for everyone!

The South African government has recently updated the HIV policy in efforts to try and allow treatment for all South Africans who need it. TMG Digital reported that all HIV positive South Africans, with no regards to the status of their CD4 count, will qualify for anti-retroviral treatment from September.  ...

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Government all out on fight against HIV and AIDS

How about a pill to prevent HIV jst in case you're a prostitute?

In an unprecedented move, the government of South Africa has come out strongly in their fight against HIV/Aids, and this time by coming out for the marginalized sex workers in the country that is amongst the worst to be hit by the illness in the past few years. On Friday ...

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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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