Living with HIV/Aids

Read about people living with HIV/Aids and how antiretroviral treatment and healthy lifestyles can help manage this condition effectively.

'HIV doesn’t kill – stigma does'

After nearly three decades of media exposure, HIV/Aids still carries a stigma. Health24 writer Marelize Wilke chatted to Barbara Kingsley who is breaking down prejudice bit by bit.

HIV drugs may boost syphilis risk

A new study finds that antiretrovirals may pose a risk to especially gay and bisexual men by making them more vulnerable to the bacteria that cause syphilis.

People with HIV may age more rapidly

With ART, many people with HIV can expect to live for decades after being infected. However, doctors have noted that these patients often show signs of premature ageing.

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Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl qualified at the University of Pretoria in 2005. She is a patients' rights activist and loves using social media to teach about HIV. She is in private practice in Johannesburg.

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