Archive for the tag "South Africa"

Microbicides: the real disappointment is that women are human too (25/02/08)

Many of us were hugely disappointed when the Population Council announced last week that the microbicide they’d been testing in a huge trial in South Africa didn’t work. But buried in the trial results were some other shocking and hugely disappointing facts. Here’s the real shocker in my opinion: Only one woman in 10 used […]

Dying to get sick (29/11/07)

In a new report on HIV and corruption in South Africa, A Lethal Cocktail (pdf, 119 pages), Transparency International point the finger once again at South African President Thabo Mbeki. His dithering over HIV has, they say, created a climate of secrecy on the one hand and impunity on the other; both of these allow […]

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