January 2013


18 - 24 January—HIV News Update.


  • The Star gets to the heart of Lebese's story: Soccer star’s untimely death from an AIDS-related illness is finally covered in a way that reinforces messages around the availability and efficacy of HIV treatment.
  • Move's selective discussion neglects HIV risk: A Move! magazine article which offers advice to young women who had unprotected sex over the festive season, falls short of adequately covering HIV.

In the news:

  • Money can't buy a clean bill of health (M&G)
  • HIV care hit by hospital closure (Sunday Times)
  • Preventing prison TB is put first (Daily Sun)
  • Reviving jobs, growth and role of women tops agenda for global elite in Davos (TNA)
  • No end to teens' love terror (The Times)
  • I'm now like a zombie (Sowetan)
  • Falling AIDS mortality shofts focus to disability insurance (The Star)
  • Don't trivialise women abuse, fight at every level (TNA)
  • HIV Update: FDCs (DRUM)
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  • NGOs dealt a fatal blow (The Times)

28 January - 3 February—HIV News Update.


  • Media misses the bottom line: Sowetan’s lack of context underemphasises a landmark decision by the SANBS  to ditch the anal sex question.
  • Drawing the line between reporting and journnalism: The difference between reporting and journalism: The New Age and City Press both cover an SAPS statement proposing to charge HIV positive rapists for attempted murder, but one does it better.
  • HIV in its Sunday best: A Move! magazine article breaches the debate on the church’s role in the context of HIV.
  • PEP still off the media menu: DRUM magazine passes up on a golden opportunity to provide readers with vital practical information on sexual assault and HIV.

In the news:

  • Silent killer lurks on miners' lungs (M&G)
  • Birth a measure of progress (M&G)
  • Disease stalks SA miners (The Times)
  • Class action for Silicosis payment (M&G)
  • Orphanage gets food project going (TNA)
  • Rabie ruling supports kids (TNA)
  • McCord needs the kiss of life (TNA)
  • Lives in danger after breakdown at delivery depot (The Star)
  • HIV Update: Bedaquilline  (DRUM)
  • Farmworkers reap a grim harvest  (M&G)
  • Closets are for clothes  (City Press)
  • The yoke of shame  (City Press


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The project is jointly managed by the Anova Health Institute and the Journalism and Media Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, and supported by the Health Communication Partnership based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Centre for Communication Programmes and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief through the United States Agency for International Development under terms of Award No. JH/HESA-02-05.