2014 December

Top 6 #HIVFacts 1) HIV+ women can give birth to an HIV- baby. Pregnant women who are HIV+ need to take relevant anti-retrovirals (ARV’s) and regularly consult with their medical practitioner in order to prevent mother to child (MTCT) transmission. 2) HIV+ people who strictly adhere to their anti-retroviral treatment (ART) can test HIV negative. […]
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In the 1990’s there was much stigma attached to HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Back in those days HIV was seen as a ‘life-sentence’ and those living with HIV were ridiculed and stigmatised. Fast forward to the year 2014: (i) people have more information and dialogue about HIV prevention, infection and treatment, (ii) there are thousands of […]
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The world is celebrating World AIDS Day, with the theme “Getting to Zero”. This refers to the vision of UNAIDS: Zero new HIV Infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths. This is a challenging vision. When one considers the available reports and statistics for South Africa and particularly the province of kwaZulu-Natal one can easily […]
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