Medical Council approves HIV prevention drug
Dec09

Medical Council approves HIV prevention drug

The South African Medicines Control Council have approved the use of a drug that is set to revolutionise the prevention of HIV in the country. The drug Truvada, which is administered in the form of a pill, was approved for use in November with the official announcement made on Tuesday. Speaking to News24 about the drug, Department of Health Deputy Director General of HIV, TB and Women and Child Health, Dr Yogan Pillay said it was...

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Male rape still considered a joke in South Africa
Aug04

Male rape still considered a joke in South Africa

Victims of male rape in South Africa have unfortunately discovered that neither their communities, nor, in many cases, the authorities will take the crime seriously. Samkelo Mabaso* was raped by a stranger in Nelspruit last November, but when he told his friends they laughed at him so he decided not to report the rape. “I still remember that horrible night like it was just yesterday,” said Mabaso (26) who was walking home at around...

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WHO issues warning over shoddy HIV clinical trials
Jul08

WHO issues warning over shoddy HIV clinical trials

The World Health Organisation has issued a notice of concern over defective HIV trials work, including apparent attempts to hide documents from inspectors. Another Indian clinical research organization, Quest Life Sciences of Chennai, is in trouble over defective trials work, according to a warning issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The action by the United Nations health agency follows an earlier scandal over drug testing...

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What’s killing so many young people in South Africa ?
Jun30

What’s killing so many young people in South Africa ?

Johannesburg (News24) – A total of 77 822 South Africans between the ages of 15 and 34 years old died in 2013, the majority of whom were black Africans or coloured, according to a new Statistics SA report released on Monday. Of those, less than 30% were unnatural deaths. According to the report on morbidity and mortality levels among South African youth in 2013, more male than female youths died in the 10 year period between 2001 and...

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Hunter Tips For One-Night Stands
Nov25

Hunter Tips For One-Night Stands

The allure of the one-night stand may be greater than that of any other sexual escapade in our culture. It requires a chase, delivers a prize and opens a forum of satisfaction, both as a game of hide-and-seek and in the sultry moments with your unknown partner. One-night stands are a firecracker of sexuality: short, explosive, easily found in Mexico, and leaving a lasting memory that often trumps the actual experience. Beware! The No....

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