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Hunger and HIV – a deadly mix for Ugandan children

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Seven-year-old Esther Agutti weighs seven kg - a third of the weight of the average child her age. She has been in hospital...

HIV prevalence in the SANDF less than half the national average

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SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Surgeon General Lieutenant General Veejay Ramlakan has come out with guns blazing against those who maintain the...

Landmark court ruling for military health service

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History was made in the Cape Town High Court this week when an interim ruling allowed the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS)...

AIDS fund cuts will hit Southern Africa hard

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Southern African countries, hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, are likely to be most affected over the next three years as funding...

EU gives funds to South African fight against AIDS, TB

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The European Union will contribute 126 million euros to South Africa's fight against AIDS and tuberculosis, in a region battling to gain...

HIV epidemics emerging in Middle East, North Africa – study

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Epidemics of HIV are emerging among gay and bisexual men in the Middle East and North Africa and high levels of risky...

Cutting AIDS funds risks “death sentence” – report

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A global pullback from AIDS funding may mean HIV could again become a death sentence for people in the developing world, according...

SA Army deploying healthy soldiers – irrespective of HIV status

The South African Army says it is deploying healthy soldiers – irrespective of their HIV status. This after the SA Military Health...

Economic crisis could worsen HIV/AIDS epidemic: UN

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Economic crisis and climate change concerns could affect the fight against the AIDS virus and lead to a "universal nightmare", the head...

Experts recommend fine-tuning of HIV treatment

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How quickly an HIV patient's immune system deteriorates may not affect the outcome of the illness, a study has found, and this...

Two decades after Mandela’s release, SA struggles

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Twenty years after Nelson Mandela was freed from prison, South Africa is a vibrant democracy but the millions still living in poverty...

Rapid city growth threat to Africa’s development: UN

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Rapid and chaotic urbanisation is threatening sustainable development in Africa, the head of the UN housing agency said yesterday, but taking steps...

US rolls back AIDS drug prevention trial in Botswana

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US officials said they will change directions on one trial in Botswana trying to show whether it is possible to prevent HIV...

AIDS virus “prevention” gel fails in Africa

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US drug firm Endo Pharmaceuticals' gel designed to prevent infection with the AIDS virus has proved ineffective in trials in Africa, Britain's...

UN launches 2010 appeal for aid to Zimbabwe

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The United Nations has launched its 2010 Consolidated Appeal Process for humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe. Speaking at the launch, UN Assistant Secretary...

HIV+ deployments now possible: SAMHS

The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) says a better understanding of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) makes it possible for the...

More funds needed for TB tests, drugs, vaccines

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Health experts yesterday called for more research funding to develop better diagnostic tests, vaccines and drugs for tuberculosis, which killed 1.8 million...

South Africa to expand AIDS treatment: Zuma

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South Africa, with the world's highest HIV caseload, will roll out life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs to significantly more people infected with the virus...

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