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SOUTH AFRICA: Wednesday at Somkhele Clinic
6 June 2002 (PlusNews ), Situated among the rolling hills and valleys of South Africa's picturesque KwaZulu-Natal province, Somkhele clinic is one of 14 outlying clinics serving the 5,000 km square area of Hlabisa district - a region among those worst hit by HIV/AIDS.
SOUTH AFRICA: Community health care serves the people
31 May 2002 (PlusNews ), The HIV/AIDS pandemic in KwaZulu Natal is overwhelming some public hospitals' capacity to provide adequate care for patients living with HIV/AIDS. The solution to this lies in community-driven health-care projects, local health workers told PlusNews.
SOUTH AFRICA: Insurance controversy for people living with HIV/AIDS
21 May 2002 (PlusNews ), When Mercy Makhalemele's husband died of HIV/AIDS seven years ago her home was taken away after the insurance company refused to pay out his life cover.
SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape TB hospitals receive funding
15 May 2002 (PlusNews ), At least 1,600 tuberculosis patients in South Africa's Eastern Cape got a reprieve for their lifesaving treatment when the Southern African National Tuberculosis Association (SANTA) received a multi-million rand government subsidy on Wednesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Living without AIDS drugs
14 May 2002 (PlusNews ), Chriselda Kananda was seven months pregnant when she discovered she was HIV positive in 1997. She has been living healthily and positively without any antiretroviral treatment ever since.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government wakes up to flight of health workers
14 May 2002 (PlusNews ), South Africa's leading nurses' union on Tuesday welcomed comments by the government addressing the debilitating flight of health professionals from the country.
SOUTH AFRICA: Global Fund boost for HIV/AIDS programme
2 May 2002 (PlusNews ), South Africa's HIV/AIDS programme received a boost last week with the announcement of a US $165.2 million grant from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria.
SOUTH AFRICA: Focus on the virgin myth and HIV/AIDS
25 April 2002 (PlusNews ), In a country long-sickened by the level of sexual violence, a shocking series of child rapes has stunned South Africa and left people grasping for answers.
SOUTH AFRICA: Focus on providing drugs to rape survivors
19 April 2002 (PlusNews ), The Sunninghill Rape Crisis Clinic in Johannesburg is one of a few institutions in the country that provides antiretrovirals to women who have been raped. It has been doing so since 1998.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government ordered to provide nevirapine
4 April 2002 (PlusNews ), The government has been ordered by the country's highest court to provide the antiretroviral nevirapine immediately to HIV-positive pregnant women.
SOUTH AFRICA: MTCT pilot programme under threat
25 March 2002 (PlusNews ), The use of nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV in South Africa has come under threat after reports last week of irregularities during trials of the drug in Uganda.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government ordered to provide Nevirapine pending appeal
11 March 2002 (PlusNews ), The Pretoria High Court on Monday ordered the South African government to provide nevirapine to all HIV-positive pregnant women until the Constitutional Court rules on the matter in May.
SOUTH AFRICA: Global Fund proposal update
7 March 2002 (PlusNews ), South Africa is working against the clock to complete two applications for funds from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has announced.
SOUTH AFRICA: AIDS policy shifts
5 March 2002 (PlusNews ), A rebellion against government policy on the treatment of HIV/AIDS is taking place in South Africa, with four provinical governments openly defying national policy and announcing the provision of nevirapine to all pregnant women in the public sector.
SOUTH AFRICA: Activists welcome AIDS budget
26 February 2002 (PlusNews ), AIDS activists welcomed the increased expenditure on HIV/AIDS in the South African 2002-2003 budget released last week, but expressed concern that the funds could be misused at provinical level.
SOUTH AFRICA: Focus on nevirapine programme
21 February 2002 (PlusNews ), All state hospitals in South Africa's Gauteng province will provide the antiretroviral drug nevirapine to HIV-positive pregnant women this year, the provincial government announced this week.
SOUTH AFRICA: AIDS village causes "more harm than good" - NAPWA
15 February 2002 (PlusNews ), The opening of South Africa's first "AIDS village" on Thursday was not what people living with HIV/AIDS needed, and would cause "more harm than good", the spokesperson for the National Association of PWAs (NAPWA) told PlusNews on Friday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Corridors of hope against HIV
13 February 2002 (PlusNews ), The border town of Messina, at the northeastern tip of the country, is South Africa's gateway to the rest of the continent. It is also a corridor for the spread of HIV.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government under pressure to provide AIDS drugs
1 February 2002 (PlusNews ), Frustrated at the South African government's refusal to provide antiretroviral treatment in state hospitals, international humanitarian organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), and AIDS activist group, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), announced this week that they were importing generic drugs from Brazil.
SOUTH AFRICA: Defiant province to give AIDS drugs to mothers
22 January 2002 (PlusNews ), HIV positive pregnant women in KwaZulu Natal state hospitals will soon receive the antiretroviral drug Nevirapine, the provincial government announced on Monday.

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