Palabra clave ‘South Africa’

SOUTH AFRICA: Reproductive services could open door to HIV prevention

lunes, junio 27th, 2011

In theory, it should go something like this: pregnant woman tests HIV-positive as part of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services at her antenatal clinic, and tells dad-to-be; dad tests for HIV and they support each other, start treatment if need be, and prevent HIV transmission to baby or dad.


SOUTH AFRICA: Top five recent successes in HIV

jueves, junio 9th, 2011

South Africa’s HIV/AIDS programme has come a long way from the dark days of denialism and deadly treatment delays. Francois Venter, chairman of the country’s bi-annual HIV conference, SA AIDS 2011, gave IRIN/PlusNews five reasons to be happy about the country’s progress:


HIV/AIDS: ARVs as prevention must move quickly “from science to action”

martes, mayo 17th, 2011

A landmark study showing major reductions in HIV transmission among discordant couples due to early treatment may fail to have a significant impact on HIV prevention unless governments and donors are willing to turn the science into action, HIV advocates say.


WHO Exposing misclassified HIV/AIDS deaths in South Africa

lunes, mayo 16th, 2011

To quantify the deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) that are misattributed to other causes in South Africa’s death registration data and to adjust for this bias.


South Africa: no longer embarrassed over AIDS

viernes, mayo 13th, 2011

Cape Town’s former Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Tuesday that South Africa has changed its AIDS policy and no longer should be ashamed of its policies to combat the epidemic.


Uganda: Male circumcision gains popularity

jueves, mayo 12th, 2011

MEDICAL male circumcision is gaining strength as a preventive measure against HIV/AIDS transmission.


Preventing HIV with social media and mobile phones

viernes, mayo 6th, 2011

With more than 7 000 people newly infected with HIV everyday and 1 000 of these new infections occurring in South Africa, Stellenbosch University just outside Cape Town, was the ideal setting of a high level panel discussion on how social media and mobile technology has been and can be leveraged to prevent new HIV infections.


Babies who escape HIV face other death risks: study

jueves, abril 28th, 2011

Babies lucky enough not to get HIV from their infected mothers still face up to a four times greater risk of dying in the first year because of a greater susceptibility to infectious disease.


AIDS: Fewer People Being Infected, Fewer People Dying

miércoles, abril 6th, 2011

A new report from UNAIDS says significant progress is being made against HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.  The findings are contained in the 2010 report on the global AIDS epidemic.