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 HIVvideo

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.
There's more to gender than 'men' & 'women'. Here's why.video

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.
Sex work and soccer: More alike than you think?video

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?
Could HIV treatment become as simple as a once-a-month injection?video

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.
Forced abortions: The crime no one is talking aboutvideo

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

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.

WATCH: Zweli Mkhize presents the health budget and the National Health Insurance Bill

Mkhize's inaugural budget speech is expected to focus on the National Health Insurance Bill. The legislation, approved by Cabinet, is expected...
Heroin withdrawals: Could this drug be the answer?video

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

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?
Uncut: Female genital mutilation in Somalilandvideo

Uncut: Female genital mutilation in Somaliland

Women in Somaliland speak out about their experiences of female genital mutilation. One NGO that is working to eliminate this horrific practice.
See what the world's largest HIV programme is planningvideo

See what the world’s largest HIV programme is planning

Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez takes you inside SA's national HIV and TB plan in just two minutes.
Want to influence policy? Here’s how to write an op-edvideo

Want to influence policy? Here’s how to write an op-ed

Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan gives tips on how to write health comment pieces without putting your reader to sleep.
Are sex workers forced into their jobs?video

Are sex workers forced into their jobs?

Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.
On the road: Go inside the farm clinics making sure workers are never far from carevideo

On the road: Go inside the farm clinics making sure workers are never far...

They're not only good for workers' health, they're good for business too.
[From our archives] 6 things you should know about rabiesvideo

Six things you should know about rabies

To mark World Rabies Day, here are six things you probably don't know about the disease.