HIV is spreading faster among teenage girls and young women than in any other group in South Africa.
In South Africa, older men are thought to be putting young women at higher risk of contracting HIV. (Rajesh Jantilal, AFP)

Reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng explains to Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan why age-disparate relationships make women more vulnerable to HIV.

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Mia Malan is Bhekisisa's editor-in-chief and executive director. Under her leadership, Bhekisisa’s online readership increased 30 fold and its donor funding eightfold between 2013 and 2019. Malan has won more than 20 African journalism awards for her work and is a former fellow of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University.

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Dylan Bush is Bhekisisa's production and multimedia manager.