harm reduction

'Bluetoothing': The drug myth that fooled a nation?

Nelisiwe Msomi

Outreach workers say the practice making headlines isn’t as widespread as it’s been made out to be as they rush to prevent more from trying it.


'Bluetoothing': Is this drug fad really happening in South Africa?

Pictures of drug users injecting themselves with the blood of others have gone viral in SA.


[EXCLUSIVE] Police arrest health workers for giving drug users clean water

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

The health department calls arrests 'unfortunate' after senior officials spend night trying to get workers out of cells.


How Africa's addicts are being helped to stay HIV-free

Amy Green

Those who 'shoot up' have a higher risk of getting infected, but some progressive nations are encouraging drug users to adopt safer habits.


‘No home, no money, no medicine – but who cares? I don't exist'

Amy Green

Introduce harm-reduction and HIV programmes – especially for heroin users – before it's too late.