Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute

HIV project aims to reduce new infections among young women

Women in their late teens and early 20s make up a large percentage of new HIV infections in South Africa, despite ongoing awareness programmes....

Local researchers honoured at their ‘Oscars’

South African medical research institutes rank among the best in the world and are equal to internationally respected institutes, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said in handing out the National Science and Technology Forum Awards.

World Aids Day 2014: Zero stigma, zero discrimination

Using the UNAids World Aids Day theme for 2011 to 2015 – “Getting to Zero” – over the next 12 months South Africa will focus on achieving zero discrimination against people living with HIV and Aids, while not forgetting the goals of zero HIV infections and zero Aids-related deaths.

SA’s anti-HIV gel trial enters next phase

After encouraging results on a pioneering vaginal gel which reduces the risk of HIV and genital herpes infection, South Africa, in partnership with the United States, has launched a follow-up study to test the safety of the gel.