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How nutrition education can make a difference to people with HIV in Nigeria

HIV and Aids are still global health problems and sub-Saharan Africa remains the most affected region. Globally, around 770,000 people died from Aids-related conditions in 2018, 160,000 of them in West and Central Africa.

By Temitope Kayode Bello 21 Feb 2020

What I've learnt about drug testing in Nigeria over the last 20 years

Poor quality medicine is one of the obstacles to improving health in developing countries. One in 10 medicines may not meet acceptable standards, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

By Sunday Olakunle Idowu 18 Feb 2020

The search for an effective HIV vaccine continues

An HIV vaccine trial that started in 2016 in South Africa was halted in February 2020. The study sponsors made the call after interim results showed that the vaccine, known as HVTN 702, did not prevent HIV...

14 Feb 2020

What the discovery of a new HIV strain means for the pandemic

The discovery of a rare new strain of HIV for the first time in nearly 20 years recently made headlines around the world...

By Linda-Gail Bekker 7 Feb 2020

Over R2m worth of LifeStyles Condoms donated to Dis-Chem Foundation

LifeStyles Healthcare, a global leader in the sexual wellness sector, has donated more than R2m worth of LifeStyles Condoms to the Dis-Chem foundation who in turn will be distributing the condoms to various NGO's across South Africa...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 29 Jan 2020

Messages about male circumcision aren't clear: why this is dangerous

In March 2007, international experts endorsed voluntary medical male circumcision as a partial but effective way to reduce the risk of HIV infection in men...

By Gwinyai Masukume & Witness Mapanga 29 Jan 2020

New estimates show 14.8 million children globally are HIV-exposed but uninfected

In many countries with a high HIV prevalence, at least of children born to mothers living with HIV remain HIV-uninfected...

By Amy Slogrove & Kathleen M Powis 13 Jan 2020

South Africa steps up its game to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV

South Africa's prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme has achieved remarkable successes in recent years. It has improved the health and life expectancy for pregnant women living with HIV...

By Ute Feuch & Jeannette Wessels 9 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Luke Goller, managing partner at Arc Interactive

This week, we go behind the selfie with Luke Goller, managing partner at Arc Interactive...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

Children and HIV: what we found about vaccine-preventable diseases

Sub-Saharan African countries account for about a third of the global burden of vaccine-preventable diseases. These diseases are responsible for a large proportion of deaths in children under the age of five...

By Olatunji Adetokunboh 9 Dec 2019

The future of HIV treatment is in empowering patients

Cipla, South Africa's third-largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, hosted an HIV/AIDS workshop in Sandton on Wednesday, ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December 2019...

By Cipla, Issued by Cipla 6 Dec 2019

The Medicines Patent Pool announces new licensee for HIV paediatric treatment

On World AIDS Day, the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a sublicence agreement with Indian manufacturing partner Cipla for the development, manufacture and supply of HIV treatment lopinavir (LPV) and ritonavir (RTV or r) individually or in combination, for paediatric use...

Issued by Cipla 6 Dec 2019

What does HIV look like in South Africa?

With 2020 just weeks away, how is South Africa faring in achieving the 90-90-90 target in working towards an HIV-free world?

By Nicci Botha 6 Dec 2019

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