News

24th Jul 2017
HIV-positive child in remission without treatment

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 […]

13th Jul 2017
Anova saddened by the death of Prudence Mabele

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 […]

24th Jun 2017
Anova co-endorsing 2017 Pediatric Workshop

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 […]

19th Jun 2017
Anova Health Institute at SA AIDS 2017

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 […]

16th Jun 2017
Anova’s Young Heroes project launches on Youth Day

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, […]

14th Jun 2017
Blood, Sweat and Fear

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 […]

5th Jun 2017
The link between cancer and viral STIs

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 […]

5th May 2017
Keeping it on hand

Not washing your hands is dangerous and has seriously underestimated healthcare risks Anova Health Institute always stresses the importance of good handwashing habits during our Management Performance Training for Clinic Managers and Clinical Nurses, because it forms a major part of our infection control strategy. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) feels so […]

24th Apr 2017
Lesser known vaccines: there may be more to guard against than flu

Getting a flu jab is an excellent first step when it comes to getting vaccinated, but there are other precautionary measures you can take to protect yourself from other potential threats. Anova Health Institute advocates getting an annual flu injection, especially if you are HIV-positive, diabetic, currently have or have had tuberculosis (or another lung […]

18th Apr 2017
Why the young are so restless

Young key population groups are more likely to suffer from mental health disorder, engage in risky sexual behaviour, and are at higher risk of HIV infection. Depression is an ever-increasing epidemic. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, and it is also the leading […]

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