South Africa was the first African country to introduce the expensive but effective pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar, into its immunisation programme.
Durban’s 48.2% HIV rate among MSM is more than SA’s highest infection rate – 37.4% among pregnant women in Kwazulu-Natal.
A French team of scientists have proposed a process called "endogenisation", believed to have neutralised other viruses in humans in the past.
Pregnant women have spoken out about nurses forcing them to undergo testing without their informed consent.
Those who forget past social and other patterns of illness and stigma are doomed to repeat them.
Experts believe Ginkgo biloba, a natural product used in vitamin supplements, may be harmful if taken together with HIV medication.
DA leader Helen Zille has once again sparked controversy over her views on HIV and Aids.
The besieged MEC says the fact that protesters are still alive is proof of Free State health’s good work.
Mothers blame themselves and their children can never give up their antiretrovirals.
An Israeli male circumcision product has not been put on hold, says the South African health department.
Voluntary male circumcision has made huge strides in reducing the rate of HIV infections.
Exclusive breast-feeding, introduced in line with WHO guidelines, has proven safe for babies if the mother is on antiretroviral treatment.
Stereotyping prevents men who sleep with other men from accessing proper treatment and prevention of HIV infection.
Experts say more focus on early treatment rather than waiting for CD4 counts will dramatically reduce viral replication and new infections.
New treatment schedules for pregnant women and other patients are set to bring South Africa in line with the World Health Organisation’s guidelines.
The drug previously showed it can activate hidden HIV in the cells. Now it shows it can activate the virus, making it traceable by the immune system.
While 75% of people who inject drugs live in middle-income countries, funding for Aids prevention for these people is in crisis, experts have warned.
Research suggests that taking HIV medication while CD4 counts are higher than 350 does not reduce mortality in those who are co-infected.
Seven out of 10 women and four out of 10 men in SA have significantly more body fat than what is deemed healthy, shows a groundbreaking new study.