Tag Archives: lockdown

Suffering from lockdown brain? How to improve memory and concentration

Nearly 12 months in, and heavy is the head that bears lockdown. Coping during this period of national incarceration has been a mental battle — and experts say the dramatic change to our lifestyles, coupled with unprecedented levels of stress, has aged our brains. If you’ve been feeling more forgetful, unable to concentrate, and stumbling… Read More »

South Africans continued to receive ART during COVID-19 lockdown, but HIV testing and starting ART were impeded

The worst predictions of modelling studies concerning the impact of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown on HIV care appear not to have come true in South Africa. A study in The Lancet HIV shows that in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, antiretroviral therapy (ART) provision was maintained throughout. However, the lockdown negatively impacted HIV testing and the… Read More »