HIV Museum for Durban

An HIV museum might seem like a bit of a strange concept, but given that the virus has been active in the South African population for going on thirty-five years now, and that South Africa has the highest number of HIV-positive people in the world, with the virus being most prevalent in KwaZulu-Natal, it’s something that makes complete sense. HIV and Aids are very much part of our recent history, and sadly, will still feature in South […]

A Rare Individual

If 30 years ago someone had written about the impact that HIV and Aids would have on the world it would have seemed like science fiction. The idea that a life-threatening disease would infect more than a third of our province’s population wouldn’t have been conceivable a generation ago – in this age of modern medicine surely something like that couldn’t happen? But it has. And it’s only thanks to rare individuals like Professor Abdool Karim that we’ve seen any progress in […]