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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...

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

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.

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

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.

First Day on HIV Meds Brings a Miracle From Mother Nature Img

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...

Gates Foundation, South Africa Link to Combat HIV, TB, Malaria Img

Gates Foundation, South Africa Link to Combat HIV, TB, Malaria

"Disclosure of one's HIV status is nothing if not fraught with complexity. There are myriad reasons, very human ones, why a person might not disclose that have nothing to do with intent to harm others."

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Report Examines PEPFAR Transition in South Africa

Health GAP and its partners on Wednesday released a report that "looks at the PEPFAR 'transition' in \South Africa] -- moving from 'directly supporting' over one million people on ARV treatment in South Africa in early 2011 to a near complete withdr...

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

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. "

Nelson Mandela: _Great_ Is Too Small a Word -- A Blog Entry by Dave R. Img

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...

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

'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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Actress Charlize Theron, South African President Jacob Zuma Discuss AIDS Response

"Actress Charlize Theron has pledged her support in the campaign against AIDS during a meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma," the Associated Press reports, noting, "Theron, an ambassador for the United Nations program on AIDS, met Zuma in ...