HIV/AIDS Centre

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FAQs

South Africa has the largest number of people living with HIV in the world. UNAIDS/WHO estimates that at the end of 2007 there were 5.7 million people living with HIV in the country. Among adults (ages 15-49), HIV prevalence was recorded as 18.1% in 2007. Despite many campaigns, there are still many myths surrounding HIV and Aids, and many people are still stigmatised because of ignorance. In this section, you will find useful information to alleviate the suffering of the infected and to empower and inform the affected and infected alike.

Rights of someone living with HIV

HIV/Aids centre Rights of someone living with HIV Details Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 15:45 Everywhere in the world, HIV-positive people are still subject to [...]

World Aids Day 2010

HIV/Aids centre World Aids Day 2010 World Aids Day has the goal of increasing awareness and education of HIV/Aids and also fighting prejudice. World Aids Day is [...]

In the news: World Aids Day 2008

HIV/Aids centre In the news: World Aids Day 2008 1 December 2008 signals the 20th anniversary of World Aids Day. This year's campaign is "Lead. Empower. Deliver. [...]

HIV and depression

HIV/Aids centre HIV and depression Details Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:20 Depression is a separate illness that can and should receive treatment in addition [...]

Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV

HIV/Aids centre Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV We have to do all we can to improve maternal health and prevent the mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. South [...]

HIV and circumcision

HIV/Aids centre HIV and circumcision Male circumcision involves removing a loose fold of skin that covers the head of the penis (foreskin). While it is often a [...]

Voluntary HCT is vital

HIV/Aids centre Voluntary HCT is vital Details Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 22:54 The impact of HIV and Aids on the health of the South [...]

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV

HIV/Aids centre Mother-to-child transmission of HIV HIV can be passed from the mother to the baby during pregnancy, labour, birth and through breast feeding. However, with the [...]

Confidential HIV counselling and testing

HIV/Aids centre Confidential HIV counselling and testing Details Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:33 Confidential HIV counselling and testing (HCT) is the first step in [...]

HIV-negative result and the window period

HIV/Aids centre HIV-negative result and the window period One would think that HIV tests would be fairly cut and dry; either one is HIV-negative or HIV-positive. However, [...]

I’m HIV-positive. What now?

HIV/Aids centre I'm HIV-positive. What now? Details Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 22:38 The nurse says you're going to be just fine. The doctor tells [...]

Prevention with correct condom use

HIV/Aids centre Prevention with correct condom use Condoms are usually made of latex or polyurethane. If possible you should use a latex condom, as they are slightly [...]