HIV prevention pills can reduce your chances of contracting HIV through sex by up to 96%. The pills are becoming easier to access with over 2 000 South African hospitals and clinics making them available for free. We find out how much university students know about this prevention option.
The use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 remains unproven with little to no evidence that it works. Although the medication can now be legally accessed with a doctor’s supervision, some people continue to use the animal version of the drug. Here’s why that’s dangerous.
For now, booster COVID vaccines are mostly offered to those with weakened immune systems. Here’s what we know about how long COVID shots can protect you.
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.
South Africa has enough unused doses of Pfizer vaccines to immunise half of the country’s 6.5-million children aged 12 to 17. This means matriculants will be protected as they sit their final school exams. But they’ll only be getting one dose of the two-shot vaccine.
Pregnant people are more likely to fall very ill with COVID-19 than those who are not pregnant. This is why experts recommend pregnant people get vaccinated. We answer four questions about how the jabs work during and after pregnancy.
One in three South Africans live in remote, rural areas. This means it’s crucial to reach such areas with COVID vaccines. Here are five solutions from the provinces leading the immunisation race.
The scientific process that produced COVID vaccines is complex, but it doesn’t have to be confusing. It’s no more confusing than making a hamburger. Find out why in this short video.
Now that the Pfizer vaccine has been registered for teenagers, when can parents and those 12 years and older expect to get the jab? And trans rights activist and filmmaker Zoey Black shares her story.
We speak to MSF on why J&J is so slow to deliver SA's vaccines and we also discuss the HIV prevention pill with Linda-Gail Bekker and Yogan Pillay.
Gender-based violence and femicide continue to make headlines during women's month. This episode of the Health Hub looks at data behind the killings of women.
There is a small chance you can get COVID after being vaccinated. But you should still get the jab. We break down the what, why and how of COVID-19 breakthrough infections.
The second instalment of the Health Hub on Newzroom Afrika focuses on access to vaccines. Now that all adults in South Africa are allowed to get vaccinated against COVID-19, how does the department of health plan on making it easier for adults to get vaccinated?
Bhekisisa's editor-in-chief, Mia Malan, speaks to US infectious diseases expert, Anthony Fauci, about the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons South Africa can learn from how the pandemic has played out in the United States. In this wide-ranging conversation, they discuss global vaccine inequality, the future of international travel and how hesitant people can be encouraged to get vaccinated.
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South Africa’s tobacco users are smoking fewer daily cigarettes these days, but it came at a cost. Spoilers – it wasn’t worth it.