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

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.

Meet the healthcare workers filling the gap when doctors and nurses are few and...

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When a rural hospital brought this woman into its multidrug-resistant TB programme, it saw a 20% jump in the people who were cured. The catch? She’s not even a doctor.

The booze ban is back: How many hospital beds will it save?

Some South Africans are making a lot of noise about the ban on alcohol sales during the country's COVID-19 response. So why did the country go dry? Take a look at the numbers behind the decision.

[WATCH] ‘I’m a warrior’: How the anti-HIV injection empowers young women

An anti-HIV injection called CAB-LA has just been approved by South Africa’s medicines regulator, and the health department says it could be in clinics by August 2023 — but only if the price is right. In Cape Town, more than 200 women have been using the two-monthly jab as part of a study. We spoke to three of them.
#WhyThisMatters Why should South Africa decriminalise sex work?

#WhyThisMatters Why should South Africa decriminalise sex work?

Decriminalising sex work could help avert almost half of all new HIV infections globally among workers and clients in the next 10 years.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

‘Do not violate the rights of our people’: Ramaphosa tells army ahead of lockdown

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At midnight tonight, South Africa will become the latest country across the world to institute a national lockdown to control the spread of the...

‘There is one toilet for eight COVID doctors and this is also used by...

Bhekisisa asked 29 doctors and nurses about their fears, access to protective gear and whether they’ve been tested for COVID-19

Health Beat #5 | ‘We’ve lost many sisters’: Why SA sex workers’ lives could...

South Africa’s justice department plans to scrap old laws that make it a crime to sell or buy sex. This could make life safer for workers because they should be able to report crimes to the police — in theory.
[WATCH] Face your fear: Inside life with a menstrual cup in less than three minutes

[WATCH] Face your fear: Inside life with a menstrual cup in less than three...

Bleeding every month is a costly affair. Pads and tampons cost a person R40 000 in their lifetime. Here's a way to get round the price.
Cyril Ramaphosa

ICYMI: President Ramaphosa announces social, economic relief measures during COVID-19 outbreak

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to highlight economic and social relief measures for people in South Africa amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Inside Qandu-Qandu: How people in this Khayelitsha settlement are trying to find a place...

After two years, the residents in this settlement are still struggling to access basic services. The almost 5 000 houses in this area do not have access to running water or electricity and have at least 38 people sharing a toilet.

[WATCH] Getting COVID: Is it safe to go to the movies and soccer stadiums?

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December holidays are upon us and so are family braais, going to the movies and sports events. But is it safe to do these things? Well, yes and no. It depends how many people there are, how far they’re sitting from each other and how much ventilation there is.

Health Beat #2 | [Exclusive interview] Could the world’s biggest state HIV fund be...

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The United States government has appointed the first African head of its Aids fund, Pepfar. John Nkengasong, a Cameroonian virologist with US citizenship, will need to establish the potential impact of America’s change in abortion legislation on Pepfar funding rules.