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More than 30 000 people in Zimbabwe have been tested for HIV as part of large-scale population-based HIV assessments expected to take place in up to 20 countries.

Home visits give instant HIV results and data set to guide more than a...

The population assessments of the epidemic in sub-Sahara yields information of benefit to patients and to each nation’s plan of action
Desperation: Poverty drives Malawi sex workers

On the road: Lifeline for sex workers and truck drivers emerges along trade route

A chain of clinics is helping to save lives on Malawi's border with Mozambique.
Located along one of Southern Africa's main transport corridors

‘I am the same as them’ – peer educators take sex workers’ health in...

Healthcare facilities are working to ensure migrant workers are never far from care.
Topvein was marketed as a cure for AIDS

A roundup of fake AIDS ‘cures’: Angel Zapper, Garani MW1, Topvein, SF 2000

Fake AIDS "cures" have been the bane of activists fighting for treatment. We discovered a new one and checked in on some we've debunked before.
The 2016 World Aids Day special report focuses on what it will take to reach the 90-90-90 targets to end the Aids epidemic by 2030.

​#AIDS2016: Five things to watch out for at the International Aids Conference 2016

The International Aids Conference returns to Durban after 16 years. This year heralds the HIV prevention revolution that is underway.
Solidarity: Sanac says government must urgently address police abuse of sex workers including the use of the workers' possession of condoms

#AIDS2016: Countdown to the International Aids Conference in Durban begins

The conference is set to be a historic moment in the HIV response and we'll be bringing you the latest from Durban.
The SA government needs to make a back-up plan for spending on HIV/Aids

#AIDS2016: As donor funding falls, SA must come up with a plan to stretch...

It will cost the country R30-billion a year to treat and prevent HIV by 2020, so the state has to lower costs and be clever with its health spending.
Caverson Maliko fears for the safety of his grandson Chipililo Maiden

​Bones of gold: ‘You never know when someone will kidnap you’

Dangerous myths persist about people living with albinism, but a community in Malawi has had enough.
Victims of superstition: The dangers of living with albinism in Africavideo

Victims of superstition: The dangers of living with albinism in Africa

People with albinism in Malawi face kidnapping and mutilation because of misguided beliefs that they can bring wealth.
Albinos in Malawi are killed for the "gold" in their bones.

Bones of Gold: Report reveals how people with albinism are abducted and killed for...

A report by Amnesty International reveals the horror of living with albinism in Malawi where this population is believed to bring immeasurable wealth.
As multiple drug suppliers are failing to keep up with demand

Millions are denied morphine that will free them from pain

Markets, attitudes and the war on drugs are the barriers that prevent patients having access to opioid-based pain medication.
Activists continue to fight to lower the price of drug patents.

Activists lead fight for the right to cheaper drugs

There is a big move afoot to alert SADC members to the concessions on intellectual property rights that they can take advantage of.
The Dapivirine vaginal ring used in an HIV prevention trials.

ARV-infused vaginal ring significantly lowers HIV infections

Trials have found that vaginal rings containing an antiretroviral drug could more than halve women's chances of contracting HIV if used consistently.
Mosquito control: A Nicaraguan health worker fumigates an area in Managua.

Key institutes keep keen watch on Zika for Africa

The Ebola outbreak on the continent showed how countries with poor health systems are unfit to fight epidemics.
At the African Children's Feeding Scheme in Soweto children are guaranteed three meals a day.

‘Magic bullet’ to feed the world by 2030

A change in mind-set is required because feeding schemes alone cannot put an end to malnutrition.
Male sexual enhancement pills are considered to be one of the most counterfeited drugs in the world.

Online drugs a big turn-off

Despite the risks, many South Africans continue to buy black market aphrodisiacs over the internet.