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Inside South Africa’s quest for an HIV vaccine in under two minutes

The Uhambo vaccine trial may be over but South Africa’s search for a jab that could prevent HIV globally isn’t.
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#HowWeWork: What’s it like to run a health journalism centre? Ask Mia Malan

Meet the woman who started Bhekisisa way back in 2013. Killer narrative feature writer and donor-funded journalism extraordinaire.
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Meet the healthcare workers filling the gap when doctors and nurses are few and...

When a rural hospital brought this woman into its multidrug-resistant TB programme, it saw a 20% jump in the people who...
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‘Why do you want to be a woman when you are not’: Love, acceptance...

In a world where transgender people face stigma and discrimination every day, these clinics are trying to make their lives easier.
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[WATCH] Who will pay for the NHI — will it work like your medical...

Just like your medical scheme, the National Health Insurance scheme will buy health services on your behalf. But in new ways....

A letter to my HIV: ‘Because of you…’

It took her parents, it changed the way she saw herself at times, it reaffirmed her purpose in life ... then...

[WATCH] What you need to know about SA’s new HIV drug

The new medicine, launching today, will be part of a three-in-one pill, but it might not be for everyone.

[WATCH LIVE] What you need to know about SA’s new HIV drug

Tomorrow, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is expected to announce the rollout of a new blockbuster HIV drug called dolutegravir. But the...

Smoking vs vaping: Which one is worse?

Is vaping really safer than smoking? Take a look at what we really know about the recent craze some say could...

[WATCH] In Marikana’s shadow, sexual violence is no stranger. Meet the men taking a...

In Marikana, distance from clinics prevents victims from getting medical assistance. But this all-male crew are bridging the gaps.

#HowWeWork: Dylan Bush. The one Bhekisisa team member who might finally be ready for...

Meet the person who is usually behind the camera rather than in front of it and find out what it takes...

[VIDEO] Paw patrol: These pooches are helping put child abusers behind bars

For child victims of sexual abuse, testifying in court can be scary and traumatic. Turns out, our furry friends may be...

[WATCH LIVE] Bhekisisa editor-in-chief talks donor-funded journalism at Oxford University

Watch as Mia Malan presents a public lecture entitled, "Healing words: Innovations in health reporting" at the world-renowned Reuters Institute for...

[VIDEO] Why spanking your children is bad for them

Think spanking your kid is harmless and plan on ignoring last month's Constitutional Court ruling banning corporal punishment at home? You...
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Are there really HIV drugs in nyaope?

We did a little digging and asked the questions you really want to know: Like can HIV medication really get you...
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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.