HIV/AIDS in the People's Republic of China

Miners face huge HIV challenge

By virtue of the physical nature of their jobs, South African miners receiving treatment for HIV and AIDS are vulnerable to discrimination when they are not at peak performance, because of the drugs' side-effects. This is one of the challenges that workers in the mining sector deal with, as HIV rips through the industry. Benchmarks Foundation estimates that about 16 to 30 percent of mineworkers are HIV-positive, a problem which, according to experts, has yet to receive adequate attention.

Creating awareness of womens issues

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Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa
Women's health is under the spotlight this month and Nursing Update asked Marion Stevens, project manager of the Treatment Monitor at Health Systems Trust a few important questions.

AIDS treatment guidelines under scrutiny

South Africa's official AIDS treatment guidelines are being re-assessed after the international AIDS conference. Health Department chief director of HIV and AIDS Dr Nomonde Xundu said: There is a draft recommendation that is being discussed.

KHUSELA Community Project Manager

Closing date: 20 August 2008

The Khusela Project is a PEPFAR funded, joint venture of three NGOs working with the Eastern Cape Department of Health to Improve Comprehensive PMTCT Services in the Eastern Cape through Support to Facilities and Communities. South Africa Partners is a US based organization that has been working in South Africa for 10 years.

Micro enterprises slow to tap HIV/AIDS resources

A 2006 study by the Joint Economic AIDS and Poverty Programme revealed that business owners regarded HIV/AIDS as only ninth out of a list of 10 concerns facing their businesses. Many entrepreneurs are too busy focusing on those businesses to devote time or money to educating staff about the disease.

PRESS STATEMENT: Civil Society calls on government to meet international HIV/AIDS obligations regarding sexual & reproductive health

In 2001 at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) South Africa signed the Declaration of Commitment in addressing the pandemic. Twelve of the Declarations goals relate to crucial aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

AIDS killing more and more gay people

Chinese authorities have launched their first anti-AIDS programme focused on gay men, amid rising concern that the disease is becoming more prevalent among homosexuals, state press reported Thursday.