Search for Aids cure at an advanced stage – MUT HIV/Aids Counsellor

File picture: Cebi, left, with one of the HIV/Aids researchers during her overseas visit in 2015

The search for Aids cure is at an advanced stage, so said Cebi Nkosi, MUT’s HIV/Aids Counsellor. Cebi discovered this when she was part of the annual Aids Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) in Washington DC from 23 June to 3 July 2017. Cebi said: “There is a new treatment being studied. Researchers want to introduce an injection that will be taken in the same way as the family planning medication. It will be one dose in the form of injection, every two months. This will be even better than taking one pill a day, as was announced by Dr Sibongiseni Dlomo, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health. There is also a possible cure for HIV currently being researched in France and China.”  However, Cebi added, the biggest challenge being faced in South Africa, particularly KwaZulu-Natal, is cancer, because there is still no treatment to manage the disease.

Also, as part of its commitment to the wellness of its students and staff, MUT Students Health Services Unit invited the eThekwini Municipality Clinic staff to test students on various health issues, including pap smear, HIV/Aids, and other ailments, at the Fountain, from 24-28 July 2017.