Contraceptive policy overhauled

A new look at family planning, especially among teens in South Africa, is on the cards.

Phindi on dating, sex and being born with HIV

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Youth delegate at the world Aids conference Phindile Sithole-Spong talks about reclaiming her sexuality after learning she was born with HIV.

Double mastectomy – a drastic measure

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A preventative mastectomy might save your life if you are at high risk but it does not provide 100% protection from developing breast cancer.

Comment: Death knell for cancer research

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The state has pulled its funding of studies on the disease, retarding progress on a cure.

Life saving cancer vaccine will be difficult to implement

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While HPV vaccines will save lives, target schoolgirls will be hard to reach.

Sexual Offences Act taken to task

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In a case before the ConCourt, critics say consensual teen sex has been criminalised.

[From our archives] Booze curfew breaks the cycle of violence on...

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In a far-flung district, a night-time ban on shebeens has wiped out violence in a village.

ARV plan bounces back

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The hunt is on for a new private sector partner with the expertise to set up a drug-making plan.

Infant care leaps forward with a lesson from kangaroos

A simple practice that benefits all newborns is also bringing down mortality rates.

People with HIV pay more for life insurance – if they...

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Their life expectancy is almost as high as those who are HIV free, yet they pay much more.