Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences
Drugs have destroyed many lives, but wrongheaded governmental policies have destroyed many more, argue experts.
Why would humanitarian workers support the call to decriminalize sex work? Sometimes bombs, floods aren't the only threats to our patients.
In 2016, Yumna Moosa took to social media to rally young doctors against medicine's culture of bullying. Now, she's not sure she'd do it again.
Aids has taught South Africans why denialism can't be tolerated – whether it comes from Thabo Mbeki or Helen Zille.
Werksmans Attorneys' Neil Kirby hits back at claims that unscrupulous lawyers are driving doctors out of business.
HIV activist Mark Heywood tells Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan the president and health minister are direct opposites.
In a new book, Mark Heywood reflects on love, justice and haunting lessons from the past.
Could the legal profession be behind the droves of gynaecologists leaving their jobs?
What if we thought of suicide as the outcome of a terminal illness instead of the outcome of an action?
Is getting all you need from one health team far fetched? Actually not. It's one field where the public health system beats the private one.
The country's strongest HIV lobby group won't back South Africa's HIV and TB plan just yet. Here are their demands.
Journalism does not begin or end with free speech, we have an ethical obligation not to give platform for abhorrent views in the name of free speech.
New drug combinations tested in the country may be a lifeline to those with TB most unlikely to survive it.
Female activists face persecution largely because their existence is an affront to the patriarchal nature of societies.
Without accurate data, maginalised groups risk being left behind - again.
Every dollar spent on vaccines brings a 16-fold return on investment — and up to $44 for every dollar if broader benefits are taken into account.
The most important people in mining will not be among the movers and shakers at the high-profile event this week.
The global body heeds calls by SA health minister Aaron Motsoaledi for high-level meeting on age-old killer.
The province is providing free sanitary pads to learners, so what's stopping a national roll-out?
In SA, HIV infection is no longer a death sentence but in countries like the Democratic Republic Congo, it's as if treatment never happened.
Find out which departments need to step up to make free pads a reality for people who menstruate.
A national policy on sexual assault has been in draft form for years. Now, the country now has the chance to put survivors of sexual violence first.
The ability to bear children continues to decide many women's social standing and inheritance.
Pontsho Pilane recently presented a proposal to Parliament to introduce free pads for poor people who menstruate. Here’s what she learned.
Recently the first participants in the HVTN 702 study received jabs of a vaccine that could stop HIV in its tracks
Care workers may be the backbone of community health care but they sure aren’t paid like it
One tiny protein may hold the secret to ending the HIV pandemic.
Science knows more than ever about how to use HIV treatment to prevent new infections but will it be enough to end Aids?
Is South Africa breeding a nation of abusers and victims? Mia Malan interrogates why sexual violence in the country is so prevalent.
The loss of one of SA’s most longstanding HIV activists comes when politics and dwindling resources are pitting stalwarts against each other.
Decriminalising sex work could help avert almost half of all new HIV infections globally among workers and clients in the next 10 years.
Crime stats released in 2015 reported a drop in rape cases, but experts say this is because fewer people are bothering to report rapes to the police.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.