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Do or die

HIV/AIDS and TB might still be the biggest cause of death in SA, but huge strides have been made in decreasing the mortality rate. At the recent Wits Faculty of Health Sciences 14th prestigious research lecture entitled “ART: Do or die” attendees were privileged to hear both Prof Ian Sanne and Prof Francois Venter talk […]

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NDoH Launches TB App

The National Department of Health (NDoH) launched a mobile-friendly TB app at an event held at the Hilton Hotel Durban recently. (more…)

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Prof Helen Rees Receives national order

Prof Helen Rees (internationally renowned expert in HIV prevention, reproductive health and vaccines) was recently honoured with a national order. “Wits congratulates all those honoured, and especially those Witsies who have made a mark in our society. We commend the countless contributions made by Prof Helen Rees to address today’s biggest global health challenges through […]

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Additional resources to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria recently approved a strategy 2017-2022 to maximise impact, strengthen systems for health, promote and protect human rights and gender equality, and mobilise additional resources. The Strategy was approved at a two-day meeting graciously hosted by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, the first time […]

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Global Fund invests in adolescent girls in Swaziland

The new approach combines innovative measures that improve health by removing barriers to education among girls, supporting access to sexual and reproductive services, addressing gender-based violence, and improving the wellbeing of girls and their families. (more…)

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HIV treatment expanded

Plans to dramatically increase antiretroviral treatment (ART) in SA from January next year have been welcomed but have also given rise to questions as to the sustainability of the move. Currently, of the 6m people who are HIV positive, 2.5m have been initiated on treatment, based on a CD4 count of 350 or lower.  This […]

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HIV-associated Malignancies: Lung Cancer

Dr Adam Nosworthy Infection with HIV is associated with the development of malignancy, which occurs in up to 40% of all AIDS patients at some time. The tumours with a proven association to HIV infection are Kaposi’s sarcoma, intermediate or high-grade lymphoma and cervical cancer. Other malignancies, such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leiomyosarcomas in children and […]

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