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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.

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Finding New Ways to Deliver PrEP

"When you look at [...] what you have available for prevention -- abstinence, behavior change, male/female condoms, medical male circumcision, even treatment as prevention -- a lot of these actually have very little space for women and young women wh...

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Demanding PrEP at SA AIDS 2015: Scenes From an Activist Smackdown

A group of South African activists are demanding access to PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for HIV prevention as an option for all South Africans who need and want it. They also warn against anti-PrEP propaganda.

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Why We Cannot Abandon South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)

The TAC is facing a massive budget deficit, created by funders dropping support. The community must reject this cynicism and show that solidarity doesn't stop when the mainstream media stops paying attention.

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First Day on HIV Meds Brings a Miracle From Mother Nature

That day stands out in particular, because it snowed for a few hours, and the last time it snowed in Johannesburg was June 1981. I joked with my specialist that Mother Nature was giving me something pretty to watch to take away the stress of getting...

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Three Ways Nelson Mandela Fought AIDS: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

"Did you know that Nelson Mandela was, at first, very quiet about AIDS? Yes, Nelson Mandela. The same man who spent 27 years in prison fighting for justice for the oppressed. "

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Nelson Mandela: Great Is Too Small a Word

While most modern leaders base their careers on the Machiavellian quote that "It is better to be feared than loved," a handful of people throughout history prove by their lives and work that that doesn't necessarily have to be true. Gandhi, Martin Lu...

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'Blessed With an Empathetic HIV Doctor' in the 1980s

There is not much to be said for a normal mid-suburban girl finding the man of her dreams, marrying him at age 21 and having two beautiful daughters by age 28. Except that is me, and that was my life. Until something very unexpected came and turned ...

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President Obama Arrives in Africa to Kick Off Three-Country Visit

"President Barack Obama opened a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term," the Associated ...

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South Africa: Soccer Against HIV/AIDS

Ten years ago, former Highlanders player Tommy Clark and former Zimbabwe team captain Methembe Ndlovu launched Grassroot Soccer (GRS), an HIV/AIDS initiative that uses football/soccer to fight HIV/AIDS. The organization, headquartered in Cape Town, S...