Public hospitals allegedly withhold HIV treatment from immigrants following new provincial policy

US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases At least one Gauteng public hospital has denied HIV treatment to some patients following a newly circulated provincial policy, activists say. Leaked…

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Study paves the way for easier infant HIV treatment, could shed light on ‘functional cure’ cases

Matthew Henry¬†from¬†Burst Babies on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment may be able to take breaks from ARVs without compromising their health, sparing them from toxic side effects and drug resistance. This is…

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The interview: Longtime HIV activist Johanna Ncala on life, love and pregnancy

Johanna Ncala was a medical technologist when she tested herself for HIV in 1993. At the time, treatment was not available in South Africa and for many, the diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. More than a decade later, Ncala reflects on love, life, pregnancy and HIV in this 2008 interview.

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