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After the ECHO trial: World Health Organisation updates guidance on contraception

A woman’s risk of HIV does not restrict her contraceptive choice', say new guidelines released today in the wake of recent findings that the widely-used birth control injection does not increase a woman's risk of HIV.
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Nearing the second peak under lockdown Level 3: Here are the rules

Following the festive season, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced new measures to deal with the rising number of coronavirus infections. Find out the latest developments in South Africa’s planned response to the epidemic.

What does COVID-19 mean for people with HIV and TB? Check out the data

Plus, why new, simpler TB prevention medication couldn't come at a better time for South Africa. Check out these resources from our latest webinar.
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Lockdown laws: South Africa’s amended regulations

To curb the spread of the new coronavirus, South Africa instated a national lockdown. What do CoGTA’s amended regulations mean for you?
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What’s unique about the body’s response to the 501Y.V2 variant? Find out

New research shows that protection against the 501Y.V2 variant could also extend to other variants — including the original virus circulating the country and the variant first identified in Brazil. Understanding the immune response to the new form of the virus in South Africa can help shape how vaccines are designed for more long-lasting and wider protection.

‘This could be a game changer’: What you need to know about the eight-weekly...

Finally, a better HIV prevention choice for women. Here’s what we know about cabotegravir and what we don’t.
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People without medical aid can now do walk-ins at private sites. How does it...

The health department has issued new guidance on how South Africa’s COVID vaccination sites should handle “walk-ins”. We unpack the document from how it works to who is covered.
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South Africa guidelines for contact tracing of COVID-19 patients, health promotion and handling of...

Guidelines on how we navigate home and work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sorry, no scalp massages: Hairdresser rules under #level3lockdown

Itching to get your hair and nails done during lockdown? Well, now you can visit your stylist — but make sure to book an appointment and bring your mask.
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Your guide to side-effects: What you can expect after a COVID jab

Vaccines are our most powerful tool to fight the COVID pandemic. Soon, South Africa will start with its mass roll-out. We take a look at what to expect when you get vaccinated.
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The story of a lifetime: Inside SA’s COVID newsrooms

What does it take to deliver accurate and engaging vaccine roll-out news during a pandemic? These media heavyweights share the realities and politics of covering COVID in South Africa’s leading newsrooms.

Q&A: Six things you’d want to know about COVID jabs

South Africa is on the verge of rolling out COVID vaccines widely, but can we vaccinate children and pregnant women, and which jabs work against the 501Y.V2 variants identified in South Africa? We asked the epidemiologist and former ministerial advisory committee chairperson, Salim Adbool Karim.

Overseas trips & a midnight curfew: This is life in lockdown level 1

You can hang out with your friends for two hours longer but night clubs are still off limits. Here’s what else is new.

What does moral injury feel like? A guide for health workers

South African health workers have to make difficult treatment decisions every day, but epidemics make it worse. Go inside the moral distress of working on the  COVID-19 and HIV frontlines with two doctors who saw it first-hand. 
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Coronavirus in South Africa: What happens after lockdown ends?

South Africa may have flattened the curve, but find out why it’s unlikely the country will escape deaths. Find out what it’s doing to prepare.

No child’s play: Will social distancing work on playgrounds?

Children can return to nursery schools, but they’ll have to stay far apart and there won’t be any outings.