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Former US President Bill Clinton has struck a deal to reduce prices on second-line anti-AIDS drugs for HIV-positive people in the developing world, should they develop resistance to current medications. First-line drugs are used in the earliest stage of treatment, but when patients become resistant to these, costlier second-line drugs are prescribed. The agreement not only aims to lower the price of advanced therapies by 30 percent or more, but will also halve the cost of HIV diagnosis.(PLUSNEWS)

An effort to achieve the rollout of universal HIV/AIDS treatment by 2010 was launched at an international gathering in Washington earlier this week. The initiative, announced at the UN Global Steering Committee meeting, aims to develop national roadmaps towards treatment access by building on current efforts to scale up anti-AIDS programmes in low- and middle-income countries. (PLUSNEWS)


US/SA Health Reporting Awards

Khopotso Bodibe
Radio category

Kerry Cullinan
Magazine category and overall winner of the US/SA Health Journalist of the
Year Award.

Bessie Head Writer’s Fellowship

Kerry Cullinan
The annual award is used to sponsor the research and writing of a series of articles dealing with a chosen aspect of contemporary African life.

Winner of the Highway Africa 2001 Award

Innovative Use of
New Media in
African Journalism
(NGO Category)

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Remembering Peter Busse
Peter Busse
Peter Busse, one of the first South Africans to openly declare his HIV status, died on Friday. Health-e News Service spoke to a few people whose lives Busse touched in many different ways.
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by Anso Thom
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by Kerry Cullinan
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A tribute to Peter
Living with AIDS #243

Peter Busse
Peter Busse loved a good party and played host to some of the greatest parties around. However, he didn’t only love to play. He was also a renowned teacher on HIV and AIDS. And his passing on has left a void in the AIDS community.
by Khopotso Bodibe
Hein Marais
Buckling – AIDS Review 2005
Living with AIDS #242

The impact of South Africa’s severe AIDS epidemic will continue to change society. But, how and along what lines? AIDS writer Hein Marais, grapples with these questions and tries to find answers in “Buckling: The Impact of AIDS in South Africa”.
by Khopotso Bodibe
Co-ordinator, Petunia Mkhize with the learners
The classroom of life
Living with AIDS #241

An after-school programme at Winnie Ngwekazi, a primary school in Pimville, some few metres away from the busy Old Potch Road linking the Soweto township with the major high-ways into Johannesburg, teaches youngsters about the harsh realities of life.
by Khopotso Bodibe
Goodman Vilakazi
Education for the neglected
Living with AIDS # 240

Goodman Vilakazi’s physical disability has never been an obstacle. The 58-year old man in a wheel-chair has looked beyond what could be a serious shortcoming and runs a literacy project for other disabled people and the elderly in his community.
by Khopotso Bodibe
Ahswin Willemse
Leading by example
Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse, knows the importance of taking an HIV test. Announcing that he had been tested this week, he hopes that he will encourage the youth to act responsibly and do the same.
by Khopotso Bodibe
Your partner’s HIV status may not be yours
Living with AIDS #239

Two out of every three new HIV infections that occur in Africa are in people who are in stable relationships. Also, it has been observed that about one in five couples in Africa are known to be in a discordant relationship, where only one partner is HIV positive. These observations have led to the promotion of what is now known as “Couples’ HIV counselling and testing” to strengthen prevention efforts.
by Khopotso Bodibe
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