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Women queue outside of a Malawian health facility for healthcare for their children. Moving rape crisis centres out of central hospitals in Malawi and into clinics closer to communities might increase the number of people who use them

Comment: Mother and child health must improve

Increasing access to health services will prevent many mothers and newborn babies from dying.
French scientists have singled out a mechanism that spontaneously 'cured' two people of HIV

Can we end Aids in Africa?

While much has been done to end Aids in Africa, more work by governments is necessary to move forward, particularly in SA.
In Pondoland

Man severely beaten for speaking out about his penis amputation

Three people have been arrested after a Pondoland initiate who lost his penis and spoke out about it in public was beaten for "shaming the custom".
Sipho Gceya* lost part of his penis after a botched circumcision

Play gives initiates who lost their manhood a voice

A Johannesburg director has taken up the continuing tragedy of botched circumcisions.
We feature three HIV positive women in their 40s who fit the profile of a typical M&G reader.

HIV: Not one of us can say, ‘never me, never mine’

We feature four HIV positive women in their 40s who fit the profile of a typical M&G reader.

Drug row sparked by HIV spending

A new study to be conducted in South Africa, Uganda and India has sparked a heated debate in the HIV activist and research community.
Cotlands offers a fantasy classroom to children where they can express themselves and develop their imagination.

Cotlands resurrected as a haven of hope and learning

ARVs have stopped children dying, now the former Aids hospice is helping them to thrive.
The executive director of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases

Jabs deplete vaccine budget but dramatically cut child mortality

Prevenar and Rotarix have emptied paediatric wards but the coverage is still too low.
In 2011

ARVs alone won’t save HIV infected mothers

Access to ARVs is improving, but poor attitudes to patients are aggravating maternal mortality rates.