HIV

The ECHO trial is out: Depo Provera doesn't lead to HIV

After 30 years of speculation about whether the three month shot makes women more likely to contract HIV, we finally have an answer.


[WATCH LIVE] The long-awaited Echo Trial results are released at #SAAIDS2019

Bhekisisa team

For 25 years, scientists have wondered whether the Depo-Provera could increase people’s risk of contracting HIV. Today, we find out if it does.


Using the only birth control in stock isn't a choice, it's a sign something's wrong

Yvette Raphael

We've proven Depo Provera doesn't make it easier to contract HIV. But African women are still left with too few contraceptive choices.


Could your birth control increase your risk of HIV? Science finally has an answer.

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

But new science doesn't change the fact that women still have too few options when it comes to contraception.


How do we reduce new HIV infections by 60% in a mere three and a half years?

Yogan Pillay

Today, SA boasts the world's largest HIV treatment programme, but 3.2-million people who need ARVs still aren't on them. Here’s how to fix that.