Tag: HIV

Clinical Coordinator: Eshowe/ Mbongolwane

Manage mobile teams, support nurse-led integrated treatment of HIV and TB in the clinics and mobile points of the project area, as well as a laboratory component.

November 2011 issue SACEMA Quarterly

The new issue of the SACEMA Quarterly is out and contains articles on e.g. testing for recent infection to estimate HIV incidence, statistical properties of TB episodes, joint mapping modelling.

Monitoring and evaluation coordinator HST

Health Systems Trust wishes to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator to lead the design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system for the CDC District Support (SA SURE) Project.

Provincial coordinators CDC district support project HST

Health Systems Trust wishes to appoint six full-time Provincial Coordinators for the SA SURE Project to strengthen local capacity in the provision of sustainable HIV-related care and treatment in six provinces.

HIV Vaccine development: Challenges and Progress

As we enter the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic, UNAIDS vision calls for zero discrimination, zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS related deaths through universal access to effective HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. Access to antiretroviral therapy provides the potential to curb AIDS related deaths, but there is still a very long way to go. Until fairly recently, most HIV prevention strategies focused on socio-behavioural interventions with condoms, ‘faithful’ relationships and abstinence together being hailed as the main prevention messages. Current strategies include the use of vaginal microbicides and male medical circumcision. Although a lot of progress has been made in the prevention research arena, it is irrefutable that the development of a safe and effective vaccine becomes the best hope for ultimately ending the HIV pandemic. However, the field of HIV vaccine development research is fraught with many extraordinary challenges.

Clinic forces HIV tests

Staff at a government clinic are forcing patients to take HIV tests and those who refuse are denied treatment for their ailment.

Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow with Child Welfare South Africa

The PEPFAR Fellowship Programme offers an exciting opportunity for masters’ level students and graduates to be placed with Child Welfare South Africa as as Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow.

HIV vaccine phase II trial commences in South Africa

Research to establish whether a vaccine can slow down progression of disease in HIV positive people has started at the University of Limpopo.

Early HIV treatment reduces infection risk

According to a recent study conducted at thirteen sites across the world, early HIV treatment could reduce infection risk by as much as 96%.

AIDS pill trial stops due to poor results

A trial of an oral pill aimed at preventing HIV infection in African women has been halted due to poor results.


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