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Me & My unplanned pregnancy

This is the second podcast in our ‘Me & My’ series with Dr Sindi van Zyl. In this episode Dr Sindi answers all our questions about what you should do if you’re pregnant.
#LifeEsidimeni: 'There may still be uncounted bodies in state mortuaries'

#LifeEsidimeni: ‘There may still be uncounted bodies in state mortuaries’

The health ombudsman has found 94 mental health patients died because of state negligence. Laura Lopez Gonzalez tells Mia Malan what happened.
HIV is spreading faster among teenage girls and young women than in any other group in South Africa.

[LISTEN] Why are women in ‘blesser-like’ relationships more likely to contract HIV?

Reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng explains to Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan why age-disparate relationships make women more vulnerable to HIV.
Mark Heywood: 'I was pitched against the very government I had fought for'

Mark Heywood: ‘I was pitched against the very government I had fought for’

Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences

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?
The Council for Medical Schemes estimates that fraud

Blessers and blessees: Why do we have so many?

Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan asks reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng why older men prey on younger women.
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Will the TB vaccine you got as a baby protect you against COVID-19?

If you’ve heard that the BCG vaccine will keep you safe from the new coronavirus, you’ve heard wrong. There’s no evidence to back this yet, says Salim Abdool Karim.
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Me & My sex life: Is the Mirena right for me?

This is the third podcast in our ‘Me & My’ series with Dr Sindi van Zyl. In this episode Dr Sindi answers all our questions about what contraception is right for you.
Non-lung TB

Non-lung TB, the silent killer

TB is not only found in the lungs. You can get TB anywhere in your body, but it is very difficult to diagnose.
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Is it time to buy a cloth mask?

Wearing a cloth mask won’t protect you from the new coronavirus, but it will protect those around you if you’re infected. Confused? Listen to what Salim Abdool Karim had to say in his presentation.
[LISTEN] What price will Motsoaledi pay for turning against Zuma?

What price will Motsoaledi pay for turning against Zuma?

HIV activist Mark Heywood tells Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan the president and health minister are direct opposites.
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.

[PODCAST] Pimps, police and pills: How nurses get healthcare to sex workers

We take you into the world of brothels and show you how a clinic gets HIV prevention pills and antiretroviral drugs...
[LISTEN] Marijuana in SA: Is it really legal?

[LISTEN] Marijuana in SA: Is it really legal?

There's a lot of confusion about marijuana in South Africa. Mia Malan sat down with Joan van Dyk to separate fact from fiction.
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Will South Africa’s younger population lead to fewer COVID-19 deaths?

Across the world, the new coronavirus has hit the elderly the hardest. But in a relatively young South Africa, could age work in our favour?
How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa's HIV epidemics

How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa’s HIV epidemics

Lionel Faull takes us inside the investigation that exposed an ARV-smuggling syndicate that have managed to escape South African justice.