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Wednesday, 7 May 2008 - 00:14

The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa has made a submission to the Department of Social Development on the draft Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Bill. The TAC endorses their submission.

The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa has made a submission to Parliament on the Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Bill. The TAC endorses their submission. The submission starts:

In February 2007, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA...

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Monday, 5 May 2008 - 17:53

Statistics are suspicious and appear to be plagiarised from an out-of-date source

On Sunday 4 May, the Sunday Independent reported  HIV statistics released by the Development Bank of South Africa. In particular, the report stated:

Statistics are suspicious and appear to be plagiarised from an out-of-date source

On Sunday 4 May, the Sunday Independent...

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Thursday, 24 April 2008 - 14:15

On the basis of two Cochrane reviews, we have decided to modify our existing materials and withdraw the recommendation that otherwise healthy adults with HIV take multivitamin supplements. This must not be construed as a recommendation against taking these supplements but as an application of the cautionary principle that medical interventions should only receive a positive recommendation if there is compelling evidence or reason to do so.

Cochrane Reviews are the gold standard in the analysis of the evidence for particular medical interventions. On 16 April 2008 a Cochrane Review...
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Thursday, 24 April 2008 - 14:12

The Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health has yet again taken disciplinary action against a doctor without good reason, this time Dr Mark Blaylock of Manguzi hospital.

KZN MEC for Health takes disciplinary action without good reason against yet another doctor

Kwazulu-Natal is the epicentre of the HIV epidemic in South Africa. 16.5% of people over the age of two are infected with HIV (South African National HIV Survey, 2005).

Mortality among young adults and infants has...

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Tuesday, 22 April 2008 - 10:06

The Chris Hani District Office has produced its first edition of its district newsletter, Ezenzenzekayo. Please click on the link here community/files/final newsletter(1).pdf

 

Well done and thanks to Masizole, Mzi, Khaya, Nqabisa, Zuko,Thembi and everyone at the district office

Looking forward to seeing the next one

 

The Chris Hani District Office has produced its first edition of its district newsletter, Ezenzenzekayo. Please click on the link here...

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