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Covid-19 and HIV: so far it seems the outcome is not what was feared

Based on official figures - which may be somewhat under reported - Covid-19 has not been as devastating in South Africa as initially feared...

By Burtram C. Fielding 3 days ago

How pooled testing can increase access to essential laboratory tests in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic tends to conceal other important health issues. One of these is the global target for reducing HIV infections and increasing access to treatment...

By Wolfgang Preiser & Gert van Zyl 4 Sep 2020

Aids conference: Covid-19, big breakthroughs and missed targets

This year saw the first ever Aids conference to be held entirely online. The 23rd International Aids Conference, the largest convergence of HIV researchers, implementers, advocates and policy people, should have taken place in Oakland/San Francisco in July 2020...

By Linda-Gail Bekker 29 Jul 2020

How Covid-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/Aids in South Africa

When the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly across the globe, scientists expressed concern that people living with HIV would be particularly severely affected...

By Nesri Padayatchi & Kogie Naidoo 21 Jul 2020

Coronavirus media coverage must avoid the mistakes of the Aids pandemic in Africa

As Covid-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media's reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids...

By Ludek Stavinoha 13 Jul 2020

Local tech startup connects worldwide delegates to AIDS 2020: Virtual

Flexiroam Africa, a Cape Town-based travel technology will be providing a connectivity solution for the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020: Virtual) taking place from 6-10 July 2020.

3 Jul 2020

HIV and high blood pressure in pregnancy: we're tracing the connections

The vast majority of women dying from pregnancy-related conditions are in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. In 2017, about 86% of global maternal deaths occurred in these regions...

By Sayuri Padayachee 18 Jun 2020

Covid-19 and HIV: When two viruses collide

There are many parallels between Covid-19 and HIV/Aids. There are both highly infectious novel viruses which reached pandemic proportions very quickly, and, at this point, there is no vaccine against either of them...

By Nicci Botha 7 May 2020

Sha'p Left to help scale up Covid-19 testing

To support the government's objective of increased testing to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak effectively, the Cipla Foundation in partnership with the Western Cape Government Health Department, has rolled out four screening and testing units in the Overberg district...

Issued by Cipla 20 Apr 2020

Another SA First - Cipla's combination TB-Preventative therapy in one tablet

With South Africa having one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, coupled with equally high statistics of people living with HIV (PLHIV), two of the biggest issues in reducing both these numbers are access and adherence to medication...

Issued by Cipla 7 Apr 2020

#Coronavirus: How big, how bad, and what to look out for

Cases of illness from the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) disease, known as Covid-19, have been confirmed in more than 100 countries. The outbreak was first recorded in China in December last year...

12 Mar 2020

Prioritising testing and treatment in 2020

The Cipla Foundation, through its Sha'p Left initiative, provides high-quality, customised chronic medicine pick-up point facilities (PUPs) around the country and recently landed its 20th PUP...

Issued by Cipla 11 Mar 2020

#Covid-19, HIV and TB

HIV-positive people and those with tuberculosis who are not on treatment will be at higher risk of worse outcomes if they contract the coronavirus...

9 Mar 2020

Cipla working to end neglect of paediatric HIV

Almost all parents can attest to the struggle experienced at mealtimes - think aeroplane noises and bribery - to get an infant or toddler to just eat their veggies...

Issued by Cipla 9 Mar 2020

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