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  • August 29, 2019 |
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A recent study conducted in Dinokeng Game Reserve just north of Pretoria in Gauteng, South Africa has shown how lions introduced into a relatively small reserve will change their behaviour and choice of territory depending on interactions with neighbouring prides. Dinokeng is a relatively small reserve, spanning an area of 185 km2. The research was conducted by researchers at the Universities of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and Pretoria (UP). 

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March 2019 - A study led by Dr Simnikiwe Mayaphi of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Medical Virology has confirmed that so-called INSTI HIV self-test kits are as reliable as other HIV testing methods used in clinical settings in South Africa. HIV diagnosis forms a crucial part of the 90‐90‐90 strategy targeted by public health practitioners worldwide. The 90-90-90 strategy aims to diagnose 90% of all HIV‐infected individuals, have 90% of them on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and to have HIV viral load (VL) suppression in 90% of those receiving ART. Testing (and subsequent diagnosis) is an essential first step in this strategy.