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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

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

South Africa Takes Bold Step to Provide HIV Treatment for All

In a major policy shift, the South African government has announced that the country will implement a new evidence-based policy of offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV by September 2016.


South Africa Has Highest Number of New HIV Infections Worldwide: Survey

This article was reported by Mail & Guardian.

The Mail & Guardian reported that HIV prevalence among South Africans rose to 12.2 percent in 2012 (6.4 million HIV-infected people), according to the Human Sciences Research Council's (HRSC) National HI...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

South Africa: Free State Hit by HIV and Tuberculosis Medicine Shortage

This article was reported by MoneyWeb.

MoneyWeb recently reported that according to South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the HIV and TB medication shortage is mostly affecting the country's province of Free State. Anele Yawa, national cha...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

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


"Treatment is extremely important for curb...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: PEPFAR, South African Partnership Laying Foundation for Healthier Future

Huffington Post: The Power of Partnership: Extraordinary Progress, Lessons Learned and Great Hope for the Future in South Africa Deborah von Zinkernagel, acting global AIDS coordinator, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

"... Our health part...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Flirting With Pseudoscience: South Africa's President May Become the First World Leader to Believe That HIV Is Not the Cause of AIDS

Johannesburg, South Africa -- While the scientific world has long accepted that HIV causes AIDS, a fringe group of scientists has stubbornly denied that the virus plays any role in the disease. Now, these so-called AIDS dissidents have captured the a...

By Mark Schoofs

Transitioning Lead Responsibilities From U.S. to South Africa in the Countries' Partnership Against HIV/AIDS

In this Center for Strategic & International Studies "Smart Global Health" blog post, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, outlines "five key steps that the U.S. can take, in clos...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Africa's HIV Infections Fall to 5.4 Million: Government

On Thursday, South Africa's deputy president responded to a parliamentary request for an update on national HIV/AIDS efforts. AIDS-related deaths are down, he said, but getting a handle on new infections continues to be a struggle.

"South Africa has...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network