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The quest for the (vaginal) ring

The HIV prevention tablet is now available in South Africa but popping a pill every day to stay HIV-negative may not be for everyone
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On the road: Go inside the farm clinics making sure workers are never far from care

They're not only good for workers' health, they're good for business too.

Research: More than 50 000 teachers at public schools are living with HIV

The purpose of the research was to look at the health and wellbeing of public schools, with specific focus on the HIV profile of school leadership

Will South Africa reach its 90-90-90 HIV targets?

The country has made progress with its plans to prevent, treat and monitor HIV but still has a long way to go.

Six ways ARVs can help to end Aids by 2030

Science knows more than ever about how to use HIV treatment to prevent new infections but will it be enough to end Aids?

Health financing crisis threatens developing countries, experts say

Researchers predict that in 2040, low-income countries will spend just $0.03 on healthcare for every dollar that high-income countries spend.

Why Africa needs PrEP: A two-in-one pill to prevent HIV infection

Truvada, which contains two antiretrovirals, reduces the risk of HIV infection with up to 96%.

Survey uncovers shortages in critical medication

A survey of stock levels of HIV drugs is in stark contrast to health department claims that "there is no shortage".

Funding crunch threatens TAC

Aids is not over, says Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, but donors are pulling out of South Africa because it is a middle-income country.

Health-fad herb may reduce ARV efficacy, report warns

Experts believe Ginkgo biloba, a natural product used in vitamin supplements, may be harmful if taken together with HIV medication.

How true are reports of breakthrough Aids ‘cures’?

As the world recently marked World Aids Day, Africa Check has investigated the evidence behind three claims of an Aids breakthrough "cure".

Sanac hopes for three-million on ARVs by 2015

The South African National Aids Council says it aims to have three million people receiving antiretroviral therapy by 2015.

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South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Press Releases

Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.