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Renaissance in intensive care

Renaissance Medical Scheme was placed under curatorship last week after a report showed it is insolvent and more than R30million in the red. The industry regulatory authority, the Council for Medical Schemes, applied for the scheme to be put under curatorship to protect its 30 000 beneficiaries.

The right to fight with HIV

A trumpeter, a combat training specialist and a personnel clerk took on the South African National Defence Force in court last week over the military's policy on HIV-positive soldiers. The three, together with the South African Security Forces Union, applied to have lifted an effective blanket ban on the employment of people with HIV and the promotion of soldiers who are already HIV-positive.

SA behind the times on HIV treatment

South Africa's inadequate public sector anti-HIV treatment has been highlighted again this week with the release of expert guidelines on antiretroviral therapy in the region. The guidelines released by the Southern African HIV Clinicians' Society are likely to be adopted by the private sector.

Of stigma and denial

A reticent, opaque man who seldom reveals what he is thinking or feeling is how author Jonny Steinberg describes the central character in his latest book, <i>Three-Letter Plague: A Young Man's Journey through a Great Epidemic</i> (Jonathan Ball). Belinda Beresford meets Steinberg.

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