As the conference winds down, Mia Malan tells us how medical solutions alone will not help us beat HIV.
The Western Cape premier should know that inequality, not just science, lies at the root of the Aids epidemic.
Is the South African Law Commission's recommendation to sentence convicted sex workers to 'diversion programmes' a latest symptom of a country torn?
An adherence club helped almost all patients stay on their treatment.
Statistics show that voluntary male circumcision is a crucial weapon in the fight to control HIV.
Bill Gates was at the International Aids Conference this week. He spent time with five African journalists. Here is what they wanted to know.
Research predicts a substantial shortfall in HIV funding in the next five years as the country looks to put millions more people on treatment.
The Children's Radio Foundation has brought youth from Tanzania, Zambia and others to broadcast live on issues that matter to young people.
The billionaire philanthropist says we need to focus on curbing infections among teenage girls and young women.
Over a dozen young people have backed a declaration delivered to the health minister calling for free condoms and sanitary pads in school
HIV self-testing empowers many in rural areas to know their status without having to travel long distances to get to a clinic.
The government needs to spend much more on nonmedical interventions, and that comes down to changing the way people interact.
We know more than ever about how to prevent HIV infection, including what may someday lead to the world's first HIV vaccine.
In theory medical aids fund ARVs, but in practice it's a complex process, say doctors and activists.
ARVs have transformed Cotlands hospice from a place for the dying into a childcare centre where the living thrive.
Ahead of the opening of the AIDS Conference, activists marched to draw attention to the 20 million people who still do not have access to treatment.
The country's political commitment to the fight against HIV cannot be judged solely by the accomplishments of a few government departments.
In the vagina's ecosystem, mundane bacteria matter more than you think.
'Blessers' form a crucial link in a cycle of HIV transmission that South Africa has not been able to break.
Bhekisisa's director and editor, Mia Malan, reflects on the last time SA hosted the conference and what to expect from this year's event.
South African health minister calls AIDS denialism an 'unlucky' moment for a country that has since become a leader in HIV treatment, prevention.
Television star Debra Messing tells Bhekisisa's Demelza Bush why HIV is close to her heart.
Education and opportunity are key to stemming the tide of HIV in South Africa's young women.
The International Aids Conference returns after 16 years to a very different South Africa, but the battle against HIV is not yet over.
Coerced testing usually follows employer offers to pay for private medical care.
The International Aids Conference returns to Durban after 16 years. This year heralds the HIV prevention revolution that is underway.
The conference is set to be a historic moment in the HIV response and we'll be bringing you the latest from Durban.
Being able to take a pill discreetly, as women have done with contraceptives since the 1950s, is an HIV prevention revolution.
The time for an HIV vaccine is now
It will cost the country R30-billion a year to treat and prevent HIV by 2020, so the state has to lower costs and be clever with its health spending.
Ben Brown tells Mia Malan about his experience of using a pill that reduces his chances of HIV infection.
A revolutionary antiretroviral prophylaxis is helping all people, no matter their sexual orientation. A cheaper generic will soon be on the shelves.
Need to know more about PrEP? Mia Malan talks to Dr Kevin Rebe to answer your questions.
If you're a young woman, would you take a two-in-one HIV prevention pill? Mia Malan and Kevin Rebe talk PrEP and contraception.
Daily PrEP use can lower your risk of getting HIV from sex by about 90%. Kevin Rebe tells Mia Malan how to use PrEP properly.
Truvada is available in SA's private health sector and is in the process of being expanded to the public sector. Mia Malan talks PrEP with Kevin Rebe.
About 35 000 babies could have been born without HIV had the president listened to the boy.
There has been tension between traditional and modern medicine, but is there space for the two to work together?
Traditional and Western healers team up to treat patients with HIV and tuberculosis because many people consult more than one health system.
Prudence Mabele, a sangoma and one of the founding members of the TAC, is adamant that ARVs are imperative to the survival of HIV positive people.
Communities are bringing HIV monitoring and dispensing out of the clinics and into their homes.
Mabele helped lead the fight for antiretrovirals in SA. A memorial service will be held for her today. This was her last interview with Bhekisisa.
Two young people speak out about life, and love, and the very real risk of rejection.
Youth delegate at the world Aids conference Phindile Sithole-Spong talks about reclaiming her sexuality after learning she was born with HIV.
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways.
Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.