ARVs

 
New state-run pharmaceutical company to produce ARVs by 2019
New state-run pharmaceutical company to produce ARVs by 2019
The recently established state-owned pharmaceutical company, Ketlaphela, will start to produce antiretroviral drugs in 2019, according to the...
Meet the Khayelitsha compliers club
Meet the Khayelitsha compliers club
"Siyanda!" Fanelwa Gwashu's voice carries over the soft chatter inside the two-bedroom shack in Khayelitsha, a township on the Cape Flats in the City...
Trials don't gel with all women
Trials don't gel with all women
Medication adherence is critical to the study of HIV prevention in women, but researchers are struggling to find treatments that can be adapted to...
Mother mentors a boost for health
Mother mentors a boost for health
The paediatrics unit of the Soshanguve community health centre north of Pretoria is bustling. The benches in the waiting area and outside the...
Funding crunch threatens TAC
Funding crunch threatens TAC
One of the world's leading Aids activists has accused Britain of "signing a death warrant" for South Africans in need of treatment after it withdrew...
Ignoring prenatal HIV care leads to a lifelong burden
Ignoring prenatal HIV care leads to a lifelong burden
Tears stream uncontrollably down Samantha Benjamin’s* cheeks as she cradles her four-month-old daughter Francis* in her lap. “I know that it is...
'Health' and 'care' play second fiddle to Free State bullying
'Health' and 'care' play second fiddle to Free State bullying
The Free State health department is accused of repeatedly running out of HIV medication, intimidating whistle-blowers and appointing a corrupt MEC....
Report suggests ARV and TB drug supply woes a 'national crisis'
Report suggests ARV and TB drug supply woes a 'national crisis'
At least in one in every five public health facilities has run out of HIV and/or tuberculosis (TB) drugs in  the last two months, with...
Cotlands resurrected as a haven of hope and learning
Cotlands resurrected as a haven of hope and learning
Every Sunday, the elongated ebony cars brought the heavy smell of death with them. It arrived long before they reached the hospice. People who...
Eastern Cape drug depot in extremis
Eastern Cape drug depot in extremis
A coalition of health advocacy organisations has appealed to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to put the Eastern Cape health ­department under...
Access to HIV treatment for Zimbabwe prisoners challenged
Access to HIV treatment for Zimbabwe prisoners challenged
The Supreme Court will face a test case on Monday concerning the rights of HIV-positive prisoners, when it will be asked to compel police and...

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