Difficult to understand communication and the somewhat overstated benefits of male circumcision may lead to increased risky sexual behaviour.
Obstacles to getting more people with TB treated extend beyond cost. It starts with locating people at greatest risk and expanding preventive treatment programmes.
In Eswatini, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho more than 1 in 5 children are HIV-exposed but uninfected. A coordinated strategy is needed to ensure all children reach their developmental potential.
South Africa has set ambitious targets to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV completely. It will require innovative strategies and continuous quality improvement to achieve them.
Facebook recently disabled some ads on its site making dubious claims about Truvada.
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Facebook began blocking ads that linked Truvada and other HIV-related drugs to severe bone and kidney damage based on claims made in lawsuits.
Transactional sex is linked to an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections.
Family structure and family support are protective factors against transactional sex among adolescents and young adults.
Detail from a poster for the Codesa talks.
A retrospective exhibition displays the key works from the life and times of activist and artist Judy Seidman. She has used political posters as a galvanising force in the fight against injustice.
Bioinformatics can be applied to a range of problems, such as understanding the genome sequence of organisms or coming up with new drugs.
The team used CRISPR on human embryos in a bid to render them resistant to HIV infection. But instead, they generated different mutations, about which we know nothing.
A number of things may have gone wrong when researchers edited Chinese twins Lulu and Nana's genome. Either way, the failed experiment is a cautionary tale for us all.
HIV-infected and exposed children are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases.
Effective health care interventions are very important for sub-Saharan Africa because the region has a high burden of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Nowhere in South Africa is the migrant population as dense as in inner-city Johannesburg.
HIV is a condition that must be managed, not just medically, but also socially, tackling stigma, social anxieties and the risks of disclosure.
World AIDS Day is observed annually in many countries to raise people’s awareness in the fight against HIV.
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Babies born with the HIV virus in their blood are at a turning point in the infection. With immediate treatment these children can develop much stronger immune systems to fight the virus.
Many countries are struggling to reach the 90:90:90 goals because people have difficulty accessing treatment.
The fight against AIDS can’t be won without communities.
Communities continue to be vital in efforts to bring the pandemic under control. They are the custodians of rich knowledge that creates the context in which HIV transmission occurs.
The use of HIV-positive organs is now a well-established practice in South Africa.
New research supports kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors to recipients with HIV.
A number of factors contribute to the lower rates of uptake of HIV treatment by adolescents.
There's an urgent need for interventions to increase uptake of antiretroviral therapy and improve services for adolescents.
There is growing awareness of the negative impact of ‘parachute research’.
Global health researchers, funders and journals are not walking the talk on equity, diversity and inclusion.
Ageing increases the risk of non-communicable diseases.
Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
While hepatitis B can’t be cured in the same way hepatitis C can, effective treatment is available.
Curing thousands of Australians with hepatitis C is one of the public health success stories of recent years. We can take lessons from this as we continue in the fight against hepatitis B.
Accepting a donor kidney with a small risk of carrying HIV or hepatitis B or C might be worth thinking about.
Organs from gay men or injecting drug users, often rejected for transplants, could safely be used, so long as donors test negative for infections such as HIV, and hepatitis B and C.