What's next for South Africa's experimental HIV vaccine

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

If it works, the world's latest HIV vaccine candidate may make it to market quicker than we think - and become a routine childhood vaccination


Why I signed up for an HIV vaccine trial

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Jane Mahlangu is set to become one of the first 100 people in South Africa to receive an experimental jab that could prevent HIV - and make history


South Africa on the cusp of HIV vaccine breakthrough

Glenda Gray

Recently the first participants in the HVTN 702 study received jabs of a vaccine that could stop HIV in its tracks


Could do-it-yourself HIV testing take off in SA?

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

The World Health Organisation hopes take-home tests will increase the number of the people who know their HIV status


More than half of Diepsloot men have raped or beaten a woman in the past year - study

Mia Malan

Rape and physical abuse rates more than double those reported in national studies have been recorded in Diepsloot in northern Johannesburg


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Vimba! Bhekisisa app helps Diepsloot women and children access help when raped

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Bhekisisa is launching a free gender-based violence helpline in Diepsloot


The pros and cons of C-sections and vaginal births

Planning for a baby? Before deciding on a birth plan, find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.


Africa's oldest psychiatric hospital a stark reminder of war and a forgotten people

After Sierra Leone’s civil war, money poured in for mental health services. But a decade later, there's little left to help Ebola’s victims.