HIV/Aids

The South African culture

Learn more about HIV in South Africa and how local culture has influenced the spread of this disease and proliferation of HIV stigma. Find information on the latest treatment methods including PrEP for HIV.

When condoms aren't enough: To PrEP or not to PrEP?

Will taking pre-exposure prophylaxis, more commonly referred to as PrEP, condone risky sexual behaviour? What if people call me a “Truvada whore”? This is the story of a young South African wrestling with the idea of going on PrEP.

Aids denialist’s mystery death

Even her own daughter's death from Aids couldn't shake Christine Maggiore's denialist views on HIV. Now, with her own death, an era of fervent Aids denial may have run its course.

Aids at the office

HIV/Aids is rife in the workplace and economists reckon it will cost the South African economy billions. Whether you are an employer or an employee, you can make a difference.

5 things you should know about PrEP

Here are five things you should know about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, which is available to all South Africans who are at high risk for HIV.

Thinness associated with HIV/Aids

A new study has found that black women in South Africa would rather be overweight than thin for fear that people might think they may be suffering from HIV/Aids. DietDoc comments.

Sociocultural aspects of HIV/AIDS

South Africa is considered to be one of the countries worst affected by HIV/Aids in the world. Certain sociocultural factors have been identified as responsible.

HIV danger to migrant workers

The lives of migrant labourers in South Africa with regards to HIV/Aids has become an issue of concern, according to recent studies.

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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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