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Thursday, 16 October 2008 - 10:09

The following landmark speech was delivered this week by Health Minister Barbara Hogan before an assembly of leading HIV scientists, clinicians and activists. Her opening address to the International HIV

The following landmark speech was delivered this week by Health Minister Barbara Hogan before an assembly of leading HIV scientists, clinicians and activists. Her opening address to the International HIV Vaccine Research Conference, Minister Hogan’s...

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Friday, 10 October 2008 - 14:56

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASASA) has upheld a complaint by the Treatment Action Campaign against an advertisement for fraudulent treatment for HIV which appeared in the Sowetan newspaper on 6 June 2008. You can download a copy of ASASA’s ruling here.

The advert in question, placed by Gogo’s Traditional Medicines (GTM), claimed inter alia that:

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Tuesday, 30 September 2008 - 16:52

 

Male medical circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexual men contracting HIV. It is highly likely that the widespread introduction and encouragement of voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) in countries with generalised heterosexual epidemics will reduce HIV incidence substantially. There is also evidence that VMMC reduces the risk of men contracting HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer. Therefore, there is likely a lower risk of circumcised men passing on HPV to their female partners.

Yet a number of commentators have raised objections to the introduction of...

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Sunday, 28 September 2008 - 16:27

 

By Zackie Achmat, Mail & Guardian 27 September 2008

On September 20 2008, as South Africa’s newly acquired Gripen fighter jets took off from a local air show to parade across Cape Town skies, residents would awaken to one of the most remarkable days in the political history of the republic. The Mbeki-Pahad monolith had collapsed.

The decision by the ANC to recall President Thabo Mbeki represents the downfall of the most hubristic executive in contemporary South Africa, and one that has been characterised by the unrelenting denialism of the greatest threats facing...

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Friday, 26 September 2008 - 14:40

TAC requires the services of an interim national manager until February 2009 by which time the organisation hopes to have recruited a candidate for the post. All applications for the post must be received by Friday, 3 October. 

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INTERIM NATIONAL MANAGER - (WESTERNCAPE NATIONAL OFFICE)

TAC requires the services of an interim...

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