Updated 28 January 2016

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Charlie Sheen has confirmed that he is HIV positive

After much speculation, Charlie Sheen has confirmed that he is HIV positive and explains that he has been living with the virus for around four years.

Treatment Action Campaign receives R14m lifeline

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), a non-profit geared towards providing greater access to HIV and Aids treatment, has received millions in contributions that should make the organisation more sustainable in the future.

Can HIV treatment lower the risk of hepatitis B?

Men who are HIV positive but on treatment have the same risk for hepatitis B as those without HIV, a new study has found.

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