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[Podcast]A 10-year investigation finally fingers Southern African ARV thieves
[Podcast]A 10-year investigation finally fingers Southern African ARV thieves
In the late 2000s, a trio of businessmen smuggled expired ARVs from Africa into Europe and sold them at a 4 000% markup. This is why it's news now.
[Podcast]How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa's HIV epidemics
[Podcast]How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa's HIV epidemics
Lionel Faull takes us inside the investigation that exposed an ARV-smuggling syndicate that have managed to escape South African justice.
#AIDS2016: How a rural community helps each other stay on HIV treatment
#AIDS2016: How a rural community helps each other stay on HIV treatment
It is mid-morning in the small town of Eshowe in Zululand. A group of women sit in a queue in front of King Dinizulu clinic. Next to the clinic,...
#AIDS2016: SA pays its HIV bill but faces budget gap for expanded treatment
#AIDS2016: SA pays its HIV bill but faces budget gap for expanded treatment
South Africa's HIV budget would have to increase by 50% to 60% in the next five years to total about R35-billion a year by 2020 if...
First ARVs from state-owned pharmaceutical company expected by 2017
First ARVs from state-owned pharmaceutical company expected by 2017
During his State of the Nation Address, President Zuma announced that a state-owned pharmaceutical company called Ketlaphela had been established....
From critical condition to stable
From critical condition to stable
When South Africa's democratically elected government came into power in 1994, it faced many challenges left by the apartheid regime, and the...
New HIV infections in SA fall by a third since 2004
New HIV infections in SA fall by a third since 2004
New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by a third since 2004, according to a report to be handed to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on...
Drug row sparked by HIV spending
Drug row sparked by HIV spending
The debate demonstrates a divide in strategy at the start of the fourth decade of the epidemic. 
ARV plan bounces back
ARV plan bounces back
South Africa's ambitions of producing its own antiretroviral (ARV), malaria and tuberculosis drugs have taken a knock, with its private sector...
ARVs alone won't save HIV infected mothers
ARVs alone won't save HIV infected mothers
Although almost half of all maternal deaths in South Africa are caused by HIV-related complications, there is no evidence yet that the government's antiretroviral drug programme has led to a lower chance of pregnant women infected with the virus dying during pregnancy, childbirth...
Comment: Ignorant reporting can be lethal
Comment: Ignorant reporting can be lethal
The vaccination rate for MMR, which protects against three of the most common childhood diseases: measles, mumps and rubella, dropped from 92% in...

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