Tuesday, 25 August 2009 - 10:42

A young man from KwaShange was turned blind by the HIV Virus. He was born 35 years ago and has been living with HIV.

A young man from KwaShange was turned blind by the HIV Virus. He was born 35 years ago and has been living with HIV.

Sbususo Duma is living in KwaShange with his unemployed mother. He had been sick for the past year with TB and during that time he discovered he was HIV positive. He went for CD4 count testing and found out that he was eligible for ARVs. He then entered into the programme in February 2009. He waited for Edendale hospital to call him to come and...

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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 - 10:17

Our Constitution is the product of a great struggle for democracy and equality, in which many gave up their lives so that present and future generations of South Africans may have a better life.

In its foundation, the Constitution provided the alternative to civil war. It stands today as a vital guarantor of our individual rights and freedoms against abuses of power.

In its recognition of certain basic socio-economic rights, it provides legal means to support social and political activism, requiring government, now and in future, to proceed progressively to realise the...

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Wednesday, 12 August 2009 - 12:58

The flatlining of PEPFAR and the decision by the Obama presidency to give no funds to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will have a detrimental impact on access to essential medicines in Africa.

Until the “ethic of responsibility” of which the US speaks is reflected in global and national funding commitments, development in sub-Saharan Africa will continue to be held hostage to the grim scenario that is health in the region.

Hilary Clinton’s trip to Africa crests a wave of promising gestures by the Obama administration to the cause of African development...

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Tuesday, 11 August 2009 - 14:34

 I made a pledge this time around that my husband had to be in light about my status. Dr David Molapo made it easier after listening to his talk on sunday at church... his words were "Diketane tse u tlammeng matsoho dilemo lemo; tsatsing lena you'll break free and I declare peace in your life in Jesus name" I shed a tear because I made a decision that I was going to disclose and talk to my husband about this issue I have been dealing with for years in resentment that he could have been responsible for my pain.

It was extremely hard if I may add because I didn't...

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Wednesday, 5 August 2009 - 13:54

 The National Health Council will meet on 6 August to discuss some critical changes to national HIV policy, including recommendations relating to the initiation of antiretroviral therapy. These changes have been proposed by SANAC, and are also reflective of the primary objectives of TAC's Resources for Health campaign.


For months now, TAC and the ALP have warned of the dire shortage of funds for the national antiretroviral treatment programme. Health Minister Motsoaledi has promised that sufficient resources will be mobilised to ensure against a repeat of the Free State...

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