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Tap, fire, PrEP: Check out the little blue pill that’s been missing from your...

Getting busy on Grindr? You might want to think about the little pill that could protect you from HIV infection.

WATCH: Zweli Mkhize presents the health budget and the National Health Insurance Bill

Mkhize's inaugural budget speech is expected to focus on the National Health Insurance Bill. The legislation, approved by Cabinet, is expected...
HIV is spreading faster among teenage girls and young women than in any other group in South Africa.

WATCH: Blessers, blessees & HIV: SA’s risky relations and what to do about them

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.
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#HowWeWork: Between peer review, plot twists & punctuation, you’ll find our deputy editor

If you're looking for Laura López González you'll probably find her deep in an edit, hashing out a story with reporters...
Find out what today's Echo Trial results could mean for people who use the Depo-Provera birth control shot.

WATCH: The long-awaited ECHO Trial results are released

For 25 years, scientists have wondered whether the Depo-Provera could increase people’s risk of contracting HIV. Today, we find out if it does.
The ECHO trial is out: Depo Provera doesn't lead to HIVvideo

The ECHO trial is out: Depo Provera doesn’t lead to HIV

After 30 years of speculation about whether the three month shot makes women more likely to contract HIV, we finally have an answer.
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#HowWeWork: Tweets, posts, community meetings? She’s got you. Meet our Jill of all trades

Our Roxy de Villiers explains how she manages our social media accounts, writes for our site and develops new strategies all...
Sex work and soccer: More alike than you think?video

Sex work and soccer: More alike than you think?

One in three sex workers in South Africa say they’ve been raped by a police officer. Could a change in the law solve this?
The country's state emergency services are facing staff and vehicle shortages

[Podcast] Crime & Medicine: We take you on a Friday evening ride in an...

Here’s how paramedics are fighting for their own lives so they can save yours. This is the first...
Could HIV treatment become as simple as a once-a-month injection?video

Could HIV treatment become as simple as a once-a-month injection?

If you're newly diagnosed with HIV the future of your treatment looks bright.
There's more to gender than 'men' & 'women'. Here's why.video

There’s more to gender than ‘men’ & ‘women’. Here’s why.

Cisgender, transgender, non-binary. What does it all mean? We give you the low down.
The condom showdown: We put government’s new 'love gloves' to the test

[From our archives] The condom showdown: We put government’s new ‘love gloves’ to the...

The South African department of health's free condoms go head-to-head with the name brand competition.
How to use a before-and-after-sex pill to protect you from HIV - if you’re a gay manvideo

How to use a before-and-after-sex pill to protect you from HIV – if you’re...

Men who have sex with men can now take PrEP before and after sex and be protected from HIV. Here's how it works.
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#HowWeWork: Tea, research and narrative features — these are a few of Joan van...

Our Joan van Dyk explains what a day in the life of a health journalist looks like.
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#HowWeWork: Take a journey behind the scenes at Bhekisisa with our programme associate

Part of her job is working behind the scenes to help our reporters do their jobs. Meet Bhekisisa’s innovative programme associate.
Forced abortions: The crime no one is talking aboutvideo

Forced abortions: The crime no one is talking about

Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.