HIV infections

#AIDS2016: Bill Gates warns HIV among young Africans could reverse progress

Mia Malan

The billionaire philanthropist says we need to focus on curbing infections among teenage girls and young women.

​#AIDS2016: This common germ in your vagina makes it easier to get HIV - study

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

In the vagina's ecosystem, mundane bacteria matter more than you think.

Sex work must be legalised for the best interests of South Africa

Relebohile Motana

Sex workers are being denied their basic rights, and their stigmatisation is hampering the country’s fight against HIV, writes Relebohile Montana.

Tense debate over ethics of trial on link between HIV, contraception

Joan Koka

Health experts are at loggerheads over research that raises questions about the possible link between the contraceptive injection and HIV.

Drug users run the risk of HIV transmissions

Ina Skosana

More harm reduction policies and programmes will help reduce dangers of practices such as sharing dirty needles and ‘flashblooding’.