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"On Wednesday, leaders of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, and officials of “Operation Warp Speed,” a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services initiative requesting that trials for COVID-19 vaccines be inclusive of people with HIV."

Organizations Ask People with HIV be Included in Vaccine Research

IDSA, HIVMA request they be included in ongoing COVID-19 clinical trials.

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In race for vaccine, African countries fear coming in last

Local officials and international organizations are working to ensure a future coronavirus vaccine is distributed equitably.

Winter nights, blankets and #SASSA queues. A film in partnerships with Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism.

Winter nights, blankets and #SASSA queues. A film in partnerships with Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism.

Winter nights, blankets and #SASSA queues. A film in partnerships with Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism.

Winter nights, blankets and #SASSA queues. A film in partnerships with Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism.

Covid-19 Emergency & Lockdown: What went wrong and what...

MAVERICK CITIZEN EDITORIAL: Covid-19 Emergency & Lockdown: What went wrong and what will it take to fix it?

South Africa is at a crossroads. All of the strengths we have as a society, which could and should have been mobilised against Covid-19 still exist. There is still an enormous reservoir of solidarity, resources and ideas. We can still save lives, rebuild livelihoods, push back Covid-19 and birt...

Cepheid charging four times more than it should for coronavirus COVID-19 tests | MSF

There is an urgent need for rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tests for coronavirus COVID-19. However, diagnostics company Cepheid is profiteering off the pandemic, by charging four times what it should for its tests.

Covid-19 from the perspective of a drug-resistant TB su...

MAVERICK CITIZEN REFLECTION: Covid-19 from the perspective of a drug-resistant TB survivor

For now, let us just hope for the best, a drop in the number of cases at least. We’ll deal with the demons when we’ve fought and overcome this crisis, and we can only achieve that by working together. ‘Nkosi sikelel’izwelakho’ (God bless your world).

Health workers at Eastern Cape facility store water in bath, fill buckets to flush toilets. | City Press

Health workers at Eastern Cape facility store water in bath, fill buckets to flush toilets. | City Press

Access to a long-acting vaginal ring, which was tested in SA and showed promising results, is getting closer to reality after Europe’s regulatory body gave it the thumbs-up.

Vaginal ring gives women more options for HIV prevention

Access to a long-acting vaginal ring, which was tested in SA and showed promising results, is getting closer to reality after Europe’s regulatory body gave it the thumbs-up.

Ehwoza on Instagram: “@ehwoza and @sam_picturescpt: Earlier today in Makhaza, #Khayelitsha, people were shot with rubber bullets while requesting the return of…”

Ehwoza on Instagram: “@ehwoza and @sam_picturescpt: Earlier today in Makhaza, #Khayelitsha, people were shot with rubber bullets while requesting the return of…”

2 Likes, 0 Comments - Ehwoza (@ehwoza) on Instagram: “@ehwoza and @sam_picturescpt: Earlier today in Makhaza, #Khayelitsha, people were shot with rubber…”

Limpopo expands TB facility to create treatment centre for intensive care Covid-19 cases | News24

Limpopo expands TB facility to create treatment centre for intensive care Covid-19 cases | News24

R750 for one litre of sanitiser: North West municipality’s Covid-19 emergency procurement raises eyebrows | CityPress

R750 for one litre of sanitiser: North West municipality’s Covid-19 emergency procurement raises eyebrows | CityPress

COVID-19 affects HIV and tuberculosis care

Shortly after instituting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mitigation measures, such as banning air travel and closing schools, the South African government implemented a national lockdown on 27 March 2020 when there were 402 cases and the number of cases was doubling every 2 days ([ 1 ][1]). This drastic step, which set out to curb viral transmission by restricting the movement of people and their interactions, has had several unintended consequences for the provision of health care…

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COVID FEARS: 'At least with AIDS you know how you get it.'

A COVID-19 story by Samuel Flans, Alfa Fiphaza and Abongile Njamela exploring the feelings and concerns of residents of Makhaza, Khayelitsha and surrounds concerning the

The department of agriculture, land reform and rural development has had over R2bn cut from its budget due to the Covid-19 pandemic, minister Thoko Didiza said on Tuesday. Food Security, Budgeting, Agriculture, Landing, Politics, Budget Organization, Political Books

Food security, land reform hit by Covid-19 budget cuts: Didiza

The department of agriculture, land reform and rural development has had over R2bn cut from its budget due to the Covid-19 pandemic, minister Thoko Didiza said on Tuesday.

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