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Will COVID-19 make people with HIV sicker than others?

As the numbers of those infected with COVID-19 continue to rise in South Africa, we look at what this could mean for those with HIV.
#AIDS2016: Mia Malan tells you what to expect from this year's conference

#AIDS2016: Mia Malan tells you what to expect from this year’s conference

Bhekisisa's director and editor, Mia Malan, reflects on the last time SA hosted the conference and what to expect from this year's event.
Non-lung TB

What can TB learn from HIV?

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How HIV experts may be able to help crack the code and find SA's missing TB patients.
Chasing the dragon

Chasing the dragon, stalking a virus: Life, heroin and Tshwane’s needle exchange

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This programme is saving heroin users on the streets of Tshwane, one clean needle at a time.
‘If government can give us flavoured condoms

‘If government can give us flavoured condoms, it can give us free pads’

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Find out which departments need to step up to make free pads a reality for people who menstruate.

ICYMI: The booze ban is back. Find out what else has changed

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President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses South Africa as the country's active coronavirus disease cases surge past 130 000.
Men

Men, booze and rape: What’s the link?

Studies show that there is a strong link between sexual violence and alcohol abuse. Mia Malan explains.
#AIDS2016 - It's a wrap: How medical and social solutions come together

#AIDS2016 – It’s a wrap: How medical and social solutions come together

As the conference winds down, Mia Malan tells us how medical solutions alone will not help us beat HIV.

[Watch it again] Moral injury & mental health: What COVID doctors can learn from...

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In this webinar, Bhekisisa editor, Mia Malan, is in conversation with an Eastern Cape COVID doctor, HIV physician and a psychiatrist about the mental health challenges epidemics pose to health workers.
Health MEC: 'Esidimeni wasn't my responsibility'

Health MEC: ‘Esidimeni wasn’t my responsibility’

The former Gauteng health MEC says it wasn't her job to visit organisations prior to transferring state patients into their care.
Think people should have access to abortion services? Help us make it happen

Think people should have access to abortion services? Help us make it happen

Sign up to be part of our survey team and help us check who is providing safe, legal abortions
Premier David Makhura

Gauteng homeless to shelter at schools during lockdown, school holidays may be scrapped

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With more than 300 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, Gauteng continues to be the epicentre of the country's outbreak. Find out what the...

[WATCH] #Aids2020 study: Dolutegravir doesn’t pose a higher risk for birth defects. Here’s why.

Dolutegravir is part of a three-in-one pill, and unlike other ARVs, can be taken on an empty stomach. Previously, it was thought to hold a risk of birth defects to babies when mothers with HIV fell pregnant while using the drug or used it during the early stages of pregnancy.
This low-tech 'app' could help you manage your blood pressure - and be a better cook

This low-tech ‘app’ could help you manage your blood pressure – and be a...

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Gladys has hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the most deadly non-communicable disease in the world.

Will SA extend its national lockdown … again?

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Listen to world-renowned epidemiologist, Salim Abdool Karim, explain what factors will determine whether or not South Africa extends its national lockdown — again.
Victims of superstition: The dangers of living with albinism in Africa

Victims of superstition: The dangers of living with albinism in Africa

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People with albinism in Malawi face kidnapping and mutilation because of misguided beliefs that they can bring wealth.