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PrEP: The dos and don'ts of using an HIV prevention pill safely and effectively

[LISTEN] PrEP: The dos and don’ts of using an HIV prevention pill safely and...

Daily PrEP use can lower your risk of getting HIV from sex by about 90%. Kevin Rebe tells Mia Malan how to use PrEP properly.

[PODCAST] The art of telling stories that empower readers

In 2016, Bhekisisa started to do solutions journalism. But what is it? "Think Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie," David Bornstein from the Solutions Journalism Network tells Bhekisisa's editor Mia Malan. "These are stories that answer 'the how.'" 

[LISTEN] How to interpret South Africa’s Omicron data

In this podcast, Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan gets to the bottom of the most common questions asked about South Africa’s fourth wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections driven by the Omicron variant. Her guest is Waasila Jassat of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

[PODCAST] Ruff justice: Meet the dogs helping put rapists in jail

Victim testimonies can be key to securing convictions. They can also be traumatic. Meet the furry friends coming to the rescue.
[PODCAST] Each one teach one: Doctors

[PODCAST] Old rites, new ways: How traditional healers were able to diagnose more patients...

Medical doctors and traditional healers often struggle to trust each other. But in this rural KZN community they learned how to work together.
PrEP user talks sex

[LISTEN] PrEP user talks sex, condoms and HIV

Ben Brown tells Mia Malan about his experience of using a pill that reduces his chances of HIV infection.
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.
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[LISTEN] 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.

[PODCAST] Money troubles: Why SA can’t afford COVID vaccines for children 5 to 11

The health department won’t buy any more COVID vaccines this year. That includes Sinopharm, Sinovac and jabs for children.

[LISTEN] What does HPV mean for my sex life?

Me and My is our new podcast series for young women. In our first episode we explore what HPV means for you and your sex life: When should you get your Pap smear and how often? Can you still get vaccinated against HPV as an adult?
Life Esidimeni: 'My son had death in his face'

Life Esidimeni: ‘My son had death in his face’

A father speaks out about the terrible conditions his son died in after being removed from state-funded hospital care at Life Esidimeni.
[LISTEN] How (not) to clean your vagina

[LISTEN] How (not) to clean your vagina

Our Mia Malan speaks to medical doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng about how to stay happy and healthy down there.
Why contraception and the HIV prevention pill go hand in hand

[LISTEN] Why contraception and the HIV prevention pill go hand in hand

If you're a young woman, would you take a two-in-one HIV prevention pill? Mia Malan and Kevin Rebe talk PrEP and contraception.
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.
[PODCAST] Your GP can prescribe a pill that will make you less likely to contract HIV

Your GP can prescribe a pill that will make you less likely to contract...

Truvada is available in SA's private health sector and is in the process of being expanded to the public sector. Mia Malan talks PrEP with Kevin Rebe.
Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you - and your tax credits

Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you – and your tax credits

Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez asks health minister Aaron Motsoaledi five questions about the National Health Insurance (NHI) and your medical aid.