About HIV/Aids


The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Aids) is caused by infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

HIV and cervical cancer

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that connects the uterus to the vagina (birth canal).

HIV Wasting Syndrome

HIV Wasting Syndrome is the progressive and unintended loss of more than 10 percent of body weight.

Diagnosing HIV

This section explains the types of HIV tests available.

AIDS-related lymphoma

Lymphoma describes a group of cancers that affect the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's immune defense system.

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Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl qualified at the University of Pretoria before working for an HIV/AIDS NPO in Soweto for many years. She was named one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2012.

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