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Costly exercise: When Rio de Janeiro celebrated World Aids Day in 2007 it was with the knowledge that patent laws had driven up the cost of Brazil's Aids programme.

Brazil’s sick of patent exploitation

The country is fighting the intellectual property laws that hiked up the cost of its HIV programme.
Researchers warn that the scale up of medical male circumcision should go hand in hand with a plan to maintain quality.

Circumcision: Child’s death scares off patients

Work on HIV prevention may be undone after a boy has died after a medical circumcision procedure.
The NPA offered to drop charges against community health workers if they admitted guilt

Layoffs prove to be a bitter pill to swallow

Ill residents may suffer most after the axing of Free State community health workers.
Hezekiel Nyoni hails a taxi to make the 70km trek to Barberton to get treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

TB strain: Resistance is fertile

SA's strategy to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is noble, but cracks are showing.
The Lagos state government has initiated a vaccine campaign for children in rural villages.

‘There is hope this evil illness will not befall us again’

The residents of a Nigerian village had no health services, save for traditional methods, to treat those with a fever and a rash.
Cape Town photographer

Mo Bros face the figures – and it’s going to be a close shave

Will local facial hair campaigners be able to raise more than last year's R7-million for men's health issues?
Many couples find that problems with their sex life can have severe repercussions for their relationship if they are not addressed.

The little blue bounce lifts our love up where it belongs

Rekindling the sexual fire of a once passionate marriage has sparked a deeper emotional link.