A vaginal ring could one day offer women dual protection against HIV infection and unwanted pregnancies. Unless this happens.
Truvada, which contains two antiretrovirals, reduces the risk of HIV infection with up to 96%.
South Africans are waiting and willing to help but the Medicines Control Council drags its heels.
In the future, a simple ring could protect you from HIV and unwanted pregnancies
Why Africa needs PrEP: A two-in-one pill to prevent HIV infection
Give us ARVs so we don’t get HIV
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
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Bhekisisa's latest policy dialogue takes a deep dive into one of the biggest challenges facing SA's HIV response at the 9th Aids conference.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.