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SOUTH AFRICA: SOUTH AFRICA: Glimmer of hope for provision of AIDS drugs
13 December 2002 (PlusNews ), The government was "coming round" on the issue of providing antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to people living with HIV/AIDS, former president Nelson Mandela said on Thursday.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31646
SOUTH AFRICA: SOUTH AFRICA: HIV/AIDS infection underestimated
11 December 2002 (PlusNews ), South Africa virologist, Professor Lynne Webber on Wednesday said while she applauded the HIV/AIDS infections report released last week by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the figures fell short of the real infection rates.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31636
SOUTH AFRICA: SOUTH AFRICA: Health department starts nevirapine roll-out
10 December 2002 (PlusNews ), The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Tuesday welcomed an announcement by the Mpumalanga provincial health department that it had begun rolling out antiretroviral drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS to six of the province's biggest hospitals.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31630
SOUTH AFRICA: SOUTH AFRICA: Government supports recent study findings
6 December 2002 (PlusNews ), The government has come out in support of the findings of the country's first nationally representative study on HIV/AIDS, saying the results gave "cause for hope" and reason to intensify action to curb the epidemic.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31622
SOUTH AFRICA: SOUTH AFRICA: Unions demand treatment
6 December 2002 (PlusNews ), South African workers should have access to the best possible treatment for HIV/AIDS, including antiretroviral drugs where required, labour movements said this week.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31624
SOUTH AFRICA: SOUTH AFRICA: Significant changes in sexual behaviour - study
5 December 2002 (PlusNews ), There have been significant changes in sexual behaviour in South Africa over the past four years, a new study has found.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31617
SOUTH AFRICA: Significant changes in sexual behaviour - study
5 December 2002 (PlusNews ), There have been significant changes in sexual behaviour in South Africa over the past four years, a new study has found.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31618
SOUTH AFRICA: SOUTH AFRICA: Traditional healers encourage patients to go for HIV tests
5 December 2002 (PlusNews ), Some traditional healers in South Africa are encouraging patients to go for HIV tests at hospitals and clinics and overcome the stigma associated with the disease.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31620
SOUTH AFRICA: Project launched to accelerate microbicide research
4 December 2002 (PlusNews ), In response to escalating HIV infections among women, South Africa's Medical Research Council (MRC) will be launching a microbicide research initiative.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31612
SOUTH AFRICA: SOUTH AFRICA: Project launched to accelerate microbicide research
4 December 2002 (PlusNews ), In response to escalating HIV infections among women, South Africa's Medical Research Council (MRC) will be launching the country's first microbicide research initiative.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31613
SOUTH AFRICA: TAC urges people to be open about HIV/AIDS
2 December 2002 (PlusNews ), Some 500 HIV/AIDS activists staged a march to mark World AIDS Day in South Africa on Sunday, calling on people to be more open about the pandemic.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31607
SOUTH AFRICA: Stigma in the workplace
29 November 2002 (PlusNews ), South African law protects the rights of employees living with HIV/AIDS on paper, but the reality is that discrimination and denial still prevails in the workplace in a country which has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31599
SOUTH AFRICA: Finding the courage to live
29 November 2002 (PlusNews ), Hamish spends most of the day indoors, much to the disappointment of the toddler. But his parents feel it is the only way they can protect him from taunts and insults from their community in Wentworth, on the outskirts of South Africa's port city of Durban.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31601
SOUTH AFRICA: Learning positively
29 November 2002 (PlusNews ), Situated in an informal settlement about 30-km east of South Africa's main city of Johannesburg, Dan Pharasi Primary is a state-run school coming to grips with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in its community.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31602
SOUTH AFRICA: TAC calls for dismissal on Mpumalanga health MEC
28 November 2002 (PlusNews ), The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Thursday said it would train health workers in the Mpumalanga province in the administration of nevirapine after an investigation revealed that the provincial health department had failed to do so.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31591
SOUTH AFRICA: Women most at risk of HIV/AIDS
22 November 2002 (PlusNews ), More women than men are dying of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, a study of death certificates by Statistics SA has found.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31584
SOUTH AFRICA: Confusion over HIV/AIDS testing in the workplace
8 November 2002 (PlusNews ), A South African AIDS lobby group this week said it was considering seeking a ruling from the country's Labour Court over the legality of workplace HIV/AIDS testing.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31541
SOUTH AFRICA: UN study finds country is regional drug trafficking hub
7 November 2002 (PlusNews ), South Africa is the regional hub for drug trafficking, and the largest transit zone for illicit drugs in Southern Africa, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Thursday.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31487
SOUTH AFRICA: Update on KZN grant
5 November 2002 (PlusNews ), As the Global Fund prepares to disburse money to some of the projects approved during the first round of applications, it remains unclear whether people living with HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal will benefit from the US $72 million granted to the province nearly six months ago.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=39805
SOUTH AFRICA: Government closer to providing treatment
18 October 2002 (PlusNews ), A long-running campaign by AIDS activists to persuade the South African government to provide AIDS drugs to HIV-positive patients in the public sector could be finally over.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31474

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