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One pill within three days of condomless sex could stop three STIs. Here’s how...

A cheap antibiotic (called doxycycline) used to treat skin infections and to stop people from getting malaria could also work to prevent chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis, found a United States study in men who have sex with men and transgender women.

#AIDS2022: What is the use of anti-HIV injections when those who need it most...

A new HIV prevention medicine could work even better than daily pills but if nothing changes it costs over R300 000 to treat one person for a year.

Trials, tinsel & tango: Go inside Linda-Gail Bekker’s COVID world

Linda-Gail Bekker says researching infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and HIV is like a colossal round of the murder mystery cluedo. Follow the story of the scientist with the purple pixie-cut from a farm in Zimbabwe to her inauguration as the first African president of the International Aids Society and beyond.

Explained: This is how advances in HIV medicines helped turn the tide on a...

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted access to services for HIV prevention and treatment — but before that great progress had been made in these areas. An ever-expanding toolkit of new interventions and medications has helped turn what was once a death sentence into a manageable chronic condition. Find out more.

The search for an HIV vaccine paved the way for COVID jabs – Fauci

The first cases of Aids were recorded four decades ago this year. So many years later the fight is far from over, but there have been some huge victories nonetheless. Take a look back.
Two doses of PrEP before sex and one tablet every day for 48 hours works just as well as everyday use in gay men and other men who have sex with men.

A pill, a ring or a jab: The future of HIV prevention is choice

South Africa is ahead of local targets to roll out the HIV prevention pill. Meanwhile, the available tools for HIV prevention are expanding, but the devil’s in the detail of getting the medicines to the people in a way that works for them.

Tortoise and the hare: Why a COVID vaccine is outrunning its HIV counterpart

Four COVID jabs’ efficacy results have been released within less than a year after the trials had started. But this is far from the norm. Researchers have been working on HIV vaccines for over three decades — and we still don’t have one. Here’s why.

This injection outperforms a daily pill to prevent HIV infection. Will you use it?

New data shows that a two-monthly injection prevented more HIV infections than when people took a daily HIV prevention pill.

Bringing home baby when your bae is HIV positive & you’re not

Sperm washing, assisted insemination & long hospital waits — if you were lucky. This is what falling pregnant when you were HIV-positive used to look like. But things are changing for the better.

Pinch, prick & go: Why protecting yourself against HIV could become as simple as...

Imagine if every young woman had the option of getting a simple implant at school that could cut her risk of contracting HIV by 75%?
The International Partnership for Microbicides' dapivirine vaginal ring

One step closer to protecting yourself from HIV with a vaginal ring

A monthly vaginal ring loaded with antiretroviral medication ould reduce women’s risk of contracting HIV, becoming the first long-acting form of PrEP.
Two doses of PrEP before sex and one tablet every day for 48 hours works just as well as everyday use in gay men and other men who have sex with men.

Men, the HIV prevention pill just got easier. Get the ‘2-1-1’ on what to...

Men who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before and after sex, instead of every day.
Diary of a young

‘HIV is my unwanted pregnancy’

If you are a man who has sex with men, the HIV prevention pill just keeps getting better. Find out how.
New science is changing how we define responsible sex and could empower some couples in which one person is living with HIV and the other isn't. But with great power

Redefining risk: When it’s okay to be HIV-positive and have sex without a condom

HIV-positive people who have very low levels of HIV in their blood can’t sexually transmit the virus. Here’s what it means for you & SA.

PrEPing young women for the HIV prevention pill

This tablet can help to protect the country's young women from contracting HIV.
South Africa has largely led the world in the quest to create an effective and discreet HIV prevention method that could revolutionise power dynamics in the bedroom – and protect those most vulnerable to infection.

In the future, a simple ring could protect you from HIV and unwanted pregnancies

A vaginal ring could one day offer women dual protection against HIV infection and unwanted pregnancies. Unless this happens.