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Taking the Long View on Health: Tracking the Impact of Aging in Rural South Africa

In this article from The Conversation, a team of scientists shares the latest insights into the unique challenges faced by people living with HIV in South Africa as they grow older.

By Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Chodziwadziwa Kabudula, Francesc Xavier Gomez-Olive Casas and Kathleen Kahn
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HIV Positive People Are Part of Pride, Too!

As a gay man with HIV in South Africa, Wiseman T. Zondi writes, "I realized that to truly be free, I had to come out once again."

By Wiseman T. Zondi
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South Africa's Remarkable Journey Out of the Dark Decade of AIDS Denialism

South African activists, health care workers and scientists "were faced with a horrific epidemic and did the right thing," Glenda Gray and James McIntyre. "En masse they spoke truth to power. They were relentless in their pursuit of scientific evid...

By Glenda Gray and James McIntyre for The Conversation
Gender Inequality and HIV in South Africa: Learning From Dr. Wendee Wechsberg of RTI's Global Gender Center -- A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold Img

Gender Inequality and HIV in South Africa: Learning From Dr. Wendee Wechsberg of RTI's Global Gender Center -- A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

Just back from a conference on gender inequality, HIV, drug use and violence, Lynda Arnold senses that real change is in the air, thanks to people like Wendee Wechsberg, Ph.D., of RTI International.

By Lynda Arnold
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Younger, Childless Individuals and Men More Likely to Drop Out of HIV Treatment in South Africa

News sources report on a study published in PLOS ONE that examines why HIV-positive people in South Africa drop out of treatment.

Counsel & Heal: Young, Male, Childless Most Likely to Quit HIV Treatment

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"Treatment is extremely important for curb...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
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Musician Phil Collins Donates Nearly $54,000 in South African Royalties to AIDS Foundation

British musician Phil Collins has donated nearly $54,000 in royalties earned from the use of his music in South Africa to the Topsy Foundation, a South African community-based organization that cares for children affected by HIV/AIDS, the foundation ...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
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In South Africa, Death on the Installment Plan

Born of the turmoil in black South African life at the end of the 19th century, once-waning burial societies have been given new life by AIDS. The Masakhane burial society, one of thousands of such groups across South Africa, is equal parts church se...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Denial Defeated, Hope Reigns

The 13th International Conference on AIDS, held in Durban, South Africa, proved to be both the most important and the most unusual meeting since the earliest days of AIDS. This is the first time that the huge international meeting has been held in th...

By Project Inform
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Lost Opportunity: South African President Hedges on Cause of AIDS, Ignores Access to Medicine

Durban, South Africa, July 9 -- South African president Thabo Mbeki fumbled a prime opportunity tonight to galvanize his country against its greatest threat. HIV has infected almost a fifth of the adult population here. Yet, in an eagerly awaited spe...

By Mark Schoofs
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Proof Positive: How African Science Has Demonstrated That HIV Causes AIDS

Bitoke Bisalile, Uganda -- It had to be witchcraft. For more than a year, Matia Katongole just kept getting thinner. His stepmother remembers his feet: As the bones showed through ever more sharply, they seemed to elongate.

Matia's family decided, w...

By Mark Schoofs