Ghana will showcase it’s tremendous achievement against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), one of its leading Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) as health experts converge for the 31st International Papillomavirus Conference, Clinical and Public Health Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa. The five day event, which kick started on Tuesday, February 28, will feature lectures, and oral
South Africa has launched the world’s largest national screening programme to detect cryptococcal meningitis — an AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection in patients living with HIV — sooner than it would have been picked up in the past. The fungus (Cryptococcus) can be detected by dipping a test strip in leftover blood collected for CD4 testing.
Hundreds of delegates from around the world have gathered at Durban’s International Convention Centre on Monday for the International Aids Conference, with many hoping the gathering will usher in a fresh approach in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Over 12 000 delegates from 180 countries across the globe are expected to attend the conference organised by the International Aids
Dr Nokwethemba Mtshali-Hadebe, the youngest hospital CEO in SA, shares her plans to turn her institution into one of the best in her country Over half the country’s population relies on the public healthcare system. And with the majority being unable to afford the services provided at private hospitals and clinics, public healthcare practitioners have to
Giving immediate drug therapy to HIV-infected infants for a limited period of time protects their immune system and delays the start of lifelong treatment, according to a new study. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Currently, infants who begin so-called antiretroviral therapy must continue for life. However, long-term use of the therapy increases their