New strain of HIV found

For the first time in almost two decades, a team of scientists has detected a new strain of HIV. HIV has several different subtypes or strains, and like other viruses, it has the ability to change and mutate over time.

The 3 stages of HIV

Without treatment, people with AIDS typically survive about 3 years.

How to manage an HIV-positive patient

In SA, many citizens are affected by HIV/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and access to treatment, fairness in the workplace and the right to privacy are issues which have been debated for many years.

The fight against HIV

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHCS) recently published their new antiretroviral therapy (ART) guidelines for adults with HIV/AIDS.

A first for southern Africa: HSRC MSM study

HIV risk and transmission among male-male partnerships continues to be inadequately studied in many countries and under-represented in national HIV surveillance systems and in targeted prevention programmes.

OST reduces risk of HIV infection

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), injecting illicit drugs is a major risk factor for the acquisition and transmission of HIV, accounting for approximately 5% to 10% of all cases of new HIV infections worldwide.

Burden of HIV-associated Cryptococcal meningitis

Cryptococcus is the most common cause of meningitis in adults living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Estimates of national, regional, and global burden of cryptococcal meningitis are crucial to guide prevention strategies and identify needs for diagnostic tests, antifungal medicines, and medical supplies, such as lumbar puncture needles and manometers.