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SOUTH AFRICA: Sex workers still don't use condoms - study
22 January 2002 (PlusNews ), Health education programmes and free condom distribution have not stopped South African commercial sex workers from having unprotected sex, a study has found.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government refuses Thailand's offer of cheaper drugs
18 January 2002 (PlusNews ), The South African government has not taken up an offer by the Thai government of free technology for the production of 300 generic drug labels that could reduce prices for HIV/AIDS medicines even further.
SOUTH AFRICA: Local generic drugs available soon
15 January 2002 (PlusNews ), South Africa's first locally produced generic HIV/AIDS drugs could soon bring relief to thousands of people infected with the HI virus
3 January 2002 (PlusNews ), Irresponsible sexual behaviour, despite the threat of HIV/AIDS, is threatening the future of South Africa's youth, a recent study found.
SOUTH AFRICA: Caring enough to make a difference - World AIDS Day Special
30 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Pholokgolo Ramothwala has been living with HIV/AIDS for three years. At 23, he is young, outspoken and full of ambition, just like most South African males his age - except he cares enough about the country's HIV/AIDS pandemic to make a difference.
SOUTH AFRICA: Court battle over AIDS drugs continues
27 November 2001 (PlusNews ), A lack of resources made it impossible to provide Nevirapine to all HIV-positive pregnant women, lawyers for the South African government argued on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Court battle over AIDS drugs begins
26 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The South African government was challenged by a leading AIDS activist group in court on Monday over its reluctance to distribute Nevirapine to all HIV positive pregnant women.
SOUTH AFRICA: Activists call for AIDS drugs ahead of court battle
21 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Activists are pushing for AIDS drugs to be made available in the South African public health sector as soon as possible, ahead of their court battle with the state next week.
SOUTH AFRICA: NAPWA hits out at financial institutions
2 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Discrimination by financial institutions in South Africa continues to disadvantage People living with AIDS, the director of the national association of PWAs told PlusNews on Friday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Bishop calls for state of emergency over HIV/AIDS
22 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane has consulted with governments in Southern Africa, organised labour and non-governmental organisations about declaring a state of emergency over the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
SOUTH AFRICA: Local AIDS vaccine to be tested soon
18 October 2001 (PlusNews ), South Africa's first locally developed prototype AIDS vaccine is likely to be tested within the next few months, the 'Beeld' newspaper reported on Wednesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Bishop calls for state of emergency on HIV/AIDS
18 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane is consulting with governments in Southern Africa, organised labour and non-governmental organisations about declaring a state of emergency over the HIV/AIDS pandemic, SAPA reported.
SOUTH AFRICA: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital reports 24,000 deaths
17 October 2001 (PlusNews ), More than 24,000 people have already died of AIDS-related diseases at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital since 1998, hospital officials announced on Monday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Medical Research Council releases AIDS report
16 October 2001 (PlusNews ), The Medical Research Council (MRC) finally released a controversial report on Tuesday, after a delay because the government questioned its findings. A copy of the report, which estimated that about 25 percent of all deaths in South Africa in 2000 were due to HIV/AIDS, caused a stir in government circles when it was leaked to the media earlier this month.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government reports progress on Nevirapine pilot project
16 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Up to 691 pregnant HIV-positive women and 457 babies were treated with the anti-retroviral drug nevirapine this year, according to the health minister.
SOUTH AFRICA: Talking about HIV/AIDS - The loveLife campaign
12 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Driving along Johannesburg's M1 South highway, a large pink and purple billboard flashes past, bold and eye-catching, it makes you look twice, and then again, just to try and figure out the cryptic message. Then a purple and pink taxi drives past, with a slogan urging you to "Talk about it!".
SOUTH AFRICA: Fiscal review reveals impact of HIV/AIDS
10 October 2001 (PlusNews ), The review of provincial and local government finances released yesterday by Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, revealed the impact of HIV/AIDS on service delivery, budget forecasts and personnel planning throughout government, saying the affects of the pandemic were becoming visible.
SOUTH AFRICA: No AIDS drugs for low income workers - Anglo American
9 October 2001 (PlusNews ), South African mining corporation, Anglo American, cannot afford to supply antiretroviral drugs to all its HIV/AIDS infected workers in South Africa, the company's medical department announced this week.
SOUTH AFRICA: GlaxoSmithKline grants licence to local drug firm
8 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) had granted a South African company a licence to manufacture and market three key AIDS medicines in South Africa, the company announced on Sunday.
SOUTH AFRICA: 1,800 teachers died of HIV/AIDS last year
8 October 2001 (PlusNews ), At least 1,800 of South Africa's 350,000 teachers died of AIDS-related diseases last year, Johannesburg's Afrikaans daily, the 'Beeld', reported on Monday.

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