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.
After 30 years of speculation about whether the three month shot makes women more likely to contract HIV, we finally have an answer.
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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?
If you're newly diagnosed with HIV the future of your treatment looks bright.
Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.
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Did you know that anyone hailing from SADC has the right to be treated just like a South African?
Women in Somaliland speak out about their experiences of female genital mutilation. One NGO that is working to eliminate this horrific practice.
Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez takes you inside SA's national HIV and TB plan in just two minutes.
Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan gives tips on how to write health comment pieces without putting your reader to sleep.
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To mark World Rabies Day, here are six things you probably don't know about the disease.