Fast-growing HIV epidemic in Philippines

HIV prevention education in Philippine schools is woefully inadequate, commercial marketing of condoms is non-existent, and there are barriers to condom access and HIV testing.

New vaginal ring for slow release ARV

Trials of a new vaginal ring that slowly releases antiretroviral medicine found that it offered women between 27 and 31 percent protection against HIV infection.

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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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