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Meet the South African Nurse Living With HIV Who Inadvertently Sparked a Global Anti-Stigma Movement

Angela Motsusi created the hashtag #NormalizingHIVChallenge on a whim—and watched it catch fire in a matter of days.

By Tim Murphy
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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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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.

By AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention
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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.

By Matthew Kavanagh
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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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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. "

By Candace Y.A. Montague
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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 ...

By Rita Botha