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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) impact greatly on people’s health. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that annually more than 69 million new cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa of the main STIs, other than HIV: Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, Treponema pallidum (syphilis) and herpes simplex virus type 2. These infections not only impact negatively on […]
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This Women’s Month we shine a spotlight on the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV and the amazing work being done by our team in this area. We interviewed our Tirisanong team in Soweto on our successful eMTCT programme. The eMTCT programme has successfully prevented the transmission of HIV to many babies since 2001. What […]
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In an exciting new development in the fight against HIV, it was announced today that a 9-year-old child is in remission from HIV infection since stopping antiretroviral treatment at one year of age. The child participated in the randomized CHER trial, which has already provided evidence for very early treatment in HIV infected children that […]
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Prudence Mabele, head of the Saoth African Positive Women's Network
The Anova Institute joins the AIDS advocacy community in expressing our shock and sadness on the untimely death of Prudence Mabele. Prudence was a force of nature. As one of the first women in South Africa to openly declare her HIV status, she faced stigma and discrimination, but was undeterred in her fight for treatment […]
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Anova Health Institute is one of the co-endorsers of the 9th HIV Pediatric Workshop taking place in Paris, France, from July 21-22. The workshop will feature the world’s most prominent and distinguished speakers discussing the most current and trending issues in the field. Delegates can look forward to an exciting and highly interactive programme that will inspire […]
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Anova took part in the Southern African AIDS Conference (SA AIDS 2017),  June 13-15, 2017 in Durban, South Africa, where we presented some highlights of our work as achieved in partnership with the Department of Health and various organisations across the country. We are working hard as a district development support partner to improve access […]
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Depression men in the tunnel
Anova’s latest initiative, Young Heroes, uses several marketing and social media platforms to provide young men who have sex with men (MSM), ages 13 to 23, with information and resources to make better decisions about their sexual health.  This demographic has been identified as being particularly vulnerable due to the lack of sexual health information, […]
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June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. Dr Kevin Rebe of Anova shares some insights about the history of exclusion experienced by gay men when it comes to donating blood. June 2017 is Blood Donor Month. According to the current SANBS blood donating guidelines, anyone of any sexual orientation or gender identity can donate, provided […]
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It’s relatively well-known that many sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia can be treated quite easily with a course of antibiotics. In fact, although incurable now, even HIV is a manageable condition with the advent of antiretrovirals (ARVs). However, cancer is not as easy a condition to treat and manage due to its […]
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