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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 HIV

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.
Could an implant the size of a match stick save teenage girls from HIV? Find out.

Could an implant the size of a match stick save teenage girls from HIV?...

Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan talks to HIV scientist Salim Abdool Karim about his research on risky relationships of young women and older men.
There's more to gender than 'men' & 'women'. Here's why.

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.
Forced abortions: The crime no one is talking about

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.
Precarious politicking: What the law says about foreigners and healthcare in SA

Precarious politicking: What the law says about foreigners and healthcare in SA

Did you know that anyone hailing from SADC has the right to be treated just like a South African?
Sex work and soccer: More alike than you think?

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?
Heroin withdrawals: Could this drug be the answer?

Heroin withdrawals: Could this drug be the answer?

Programmes letting people swap illegal highs for medications are popping up all over the country. Here’s how they work.
Could HIV treatment become as simple as a once-a-month injection?

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

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.
[LISTEN] You bank your money each month

[LISTEN] You bank your money each month, so why not bank your breast milk?

We always tell moms breast is best but sometimes milk doesn't come when babies do. This breast milk bank is filling in these gaps.

Did the apartheid government inject black people with HIV? We look to science.

This month, the New African boasts a shocking headline: "We deliberately spread Aids in South Africa." Could that be true?
[WATCH] Busted: Three myths about drug addiction

[WATCH] Busted: Three myths about drug addiction

If you think shutting down needle exchange programmes will keep your city free of contaminated needles, think again.
Find out what solutions have been put forward to make healthcare more efficient.

[WATCH] Motsoaledi launches Health Summit report on the future of NHI

Today, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will report on the outcomes of the Presidential Health Summit held in October last year.
[LISTEN] This mom became a sex worker and her daughter is fine with it

[LISTEN] This mom became a sex worker and her daughter is fine with it

Sex work is selling a service, not your body, says Mariska Majoor. There's nothing sinister about it.
This is how a SA toddler died at the #Bosasa-run Lindela

This is how an SA toddler died at the #Bosasa-run Lindela

Find out what you need to know about Bosasa’s alleged corruption in just minutes with our Joan van Dyk.