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A large chunk of our reporting focuses on HIV. Since the launch of Bhekisisa in 2013, we’ve covered HIV in-depth — from the impact of the virus on former president Nelson Mandela’s family to the advances in antiretroviral treatment and anti-HIV pills and injections. We’ve also looked at the impact of inequality and discrimination on the spread of HIV, the link between gender-based violence and HIV — and ways to fix it.

HomeMultimedia How to keep people on HIV treatment during a flood

[WATCH] How to keep people on HIV treatment during a flood

  • In KwaZulu-Natal, people living with HIV were doubly affected by the April floods in 2022, which left 448 people dead.
  • They lost their belongings like ID documents and medication which meant they couldn’t collect their treatment from clinics.
  • Research from Namibia shows that healthcare workers can prepare HIV-positive people  for floods by handing out medication in advance when it looks like a flood is about to start, and moving them to clinics closer to their homes.

Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa.

Zano Kunene is a health journalist at Bhekisisa.