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New hope for pill to cut HIV infection risk.

Daily use of a pill approved to protect against HIV infection cuts a man’s risk of getting the virus by 99%, a new study indicates. The research also offers the first evidence that even imperfect adherence to the treatment regimen can provide a big reduction in the risk of acquiring the virus, which causes AIDS. This article courtesy of the Gladstone Institutes and World Science staff   Read More...




HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
UCLA study challenges World Health Organisation's approach.

The World Health Organisation is about to roll out a new strategy for AIDS prevention in South Africa, a country where more than 5 million people are infected with HIV. Based on a mathematical model, the WHO predicts this strategy will completely eliminate HIV in South Africa within a decade, writes UCLA's Mark Wheeler.   Read More...




HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
Early intervention claimed to pay off.

The government's programme that prevents the transmission of HIV from mother to child, helped save the lives of more than a hundred thousand babies. This by reducing the transmission rate of the HIV virus from mother to child from 8% in 2008 to 2.7% last year, the Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi has said.   Read More...




HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
When many people live together in close proximity, the risk of catching infectious diseases is high.

This is particularly true of prisons. That’s why the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which is engaged on behalf of the German Development Ministry in the fight against AIDS, is working in prisons in Cameroon.   Read More...




HIV/AIDS, Social & Community, Sport
Image: HIV or AIDS, the virus we are here to tackle.

As I sit here and write all that comes to mind is the smile I created on a child`s face today after they caught their very first wave. Being the author of a child’s smile is my daily mission as a surf coach with Waves for Change and it is far more fulfilling and rewarding than creating a new scientific theory. Here in the ocean, smiling is a spontaneous reaction that seems to affect everyone and can be transferred faster than HIV or AIDS, the virus we are here to tackle.
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HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
Los Alamos scientists among Duke-led consortium in fight against HIV/AIDS.

Two Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are among the team recently funded to explore ways to create the precise immune factors needed for effective vaccines against HIV. The Duke University-led consortium will largely concentrate on inducing broadly neutralising antibodies that can prevent HIV-1 infection, as well as on generating protective T-cell and innate immune system responses.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , HIV/AIDS
Every journey starts with that first step.

"During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Mountain at its magnificent silhouette. To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return." - Nelson Mandela.   Read More...




HIV/AIDS, Social & Community, Sport

Waves for Change is making waves among the dusty streets of Masiphumelele – my community. It is making waves because it opens up discussions among young teenagers about the various challenges they face daily. The teenagers find an Oasis and a place refuge whenever we come together daily to discus our issues. Our issues or challenges are mainly HIV and Aids which has left a huge itchy wound on the community because one night we slept as teenagers and the following cold morning we woke up as Adults of child headed households.   Read More...




HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
Have a great evening – and do your bit to help combat Aids.

The Africa Centre for HIV and AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University present  the South African Artists for Aids Awareness Concert 2012 Sunday 29 July 1830 - Artscape Theatre.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , HIV/AIDS
Fuel company empowers local communities to fight HIV/AIDS.

Engen Petroleum has partnered with Support for International Change (SIC), a Tanzania-based organisation, to help drive its campaigns to eliminate the spread of HIV/AIDS and empower rural communities.   Read More...




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The good news is this is expected to decrease by 2025.

Of those infected with HIV in South Africa, one in two is a woman of child-bearing age. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, recently published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS

The number of AIDS-related deaths globally has fallen by 19%, according to the UNAIDS Global Report. The news is even better in sub-Saharan Africa where new infections have fallen by more than 26%. The annual HIV incidence in South Africa dropped by a third between 2001 and 2009. What we are doing to fight this pandemic is working. But there is much still to do: South Africa has more people living with HIV (an estimated 5.6 million) than any other country on earth. And just last week, the Global Fund announced it was cancelling Round 11 funding.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, HIV/AIDS

This year, the theme for World Aids Day is "Getting to Zero.”  Which translates to zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.  But how do we get there?   Read More...




HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
Image: African leaders speak out on HIV/Aids Series of public service announcements spark conversation

The Soul City Institute’s Regional Campaign, in partnership with the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation have produced a series of one minute ‘conversations’.   Read More...




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Image: Outdoor campaign for HIV/AIDS Demand for awareness

With the astounding number of people being infected and affected daily by HIV and Aids, and the alarming amount of children being orphaned as a result, there is a definite increasing demand for greater awareness as well as educational campaigns focused primarily on the prevention of this dreadful disease.
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HIV/AIDS, COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS
Award winning film for AIDS Day

Nu Metro Cinemas puts its weight behind The Topsy Foundation and offering exclusive screenings of South Africa’s official entry for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film.   Read More...




HIV/AIDS
A formal dress affair - with a touch of red

The impressive powerful programme of classical, pop, adult contemporary and jazz genres will inspire patrons to make a difference to mankind. It is a joyous celebration, honouring unsung heroes and salutes individuals and organizations who have contributed to the fight against HIV/AIDS   Read More...




HIV/AIDS

Given the show’s commitment to showcasing living positively with HIV, the people interviewed are always treated with great integrity and compassion   Read More...




Enterprise, Health, HIV/AIDS
Business is an essential partner in the response to AIDS

Support a global campaign on HIV/AIDS - the numbers do not lie! A disease that has killed more than 30 million people is everyone’s problem…and every company’s responsibility.
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HIV/AIDS
Image: Make a difference on World Aids Day    POCKETMEDIA® Solutions

Whilst World Aids Day, observed annually on 1 December, may seem like it’s miles away, companies or organisations aiming to get their communication material in hand on time, should have already set the wheels in motion.   Read More...



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