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Could do-it-yourself HIV testing take off in SA?
Could do-it-yourself HIV testing take off in SA?
On Tuesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released its 
More than half of Diepsloot men have raped or beaten a woman in the past year - study
More than half of Diepsloot men have raped or beaten a woman in the past year - study
More than half, 56%, of men in Diepsloot in northern Johannesburg say they’ve either raped or beaten a woman in the past 12 months, according to 
Vimba! Bhekisisa app helps Diepsloot women and children access help when raped
Vimba! Bhekisisa app helps Diepsloot women and children access help when raped
More than half the men – 56% – in Diepsloot in northern Johannesburg have abused a woman sexual or physically according to the baseline results...
Women can now inject themselves with 'the shot' at home
Women can now inject themselves with 'the shot' at home
Regular visits to clinics for injectable contraception could soon be a thing of the past as new research may pave the way for take-home jabs.
Trying for a baby? Find out your chances of falling pregnant
Trying for a baby? Find out your chances of falling pregnant
The road to conception via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can be a long and pricey one with some procedures costing tens of thousands of rands. But...
The investigation that unravelled an international syndicate dealing in stolen ARVs
The investigation that unravelled an international syndicate dealing in stolen ARVs
In June 2009, on a cool summer's day in northern Germany, an HIV-positive man collected his regular antiretroviral (ARV) medicine prescription from...
Will quackery guide Trump's global health policy?
Will quackery guide Trump's global health policy?
In 2016, the US gave about $6.6-billion in international HIV funding making it one of the largest funders of HIV programmes globally, according to...
How to choose a medical aid plan
How to choose a medical aid plan
It’s that time of year again. Many major medical schemes have opened up brief, annual window periods in which members can change their plans....
Mail & Guardian, ​Bhekisisa journalists win Vodacom journalism awards
Mail & Guardian, ​Bhekisisa journalists win Vodacom journalism awards
Bhekisisa reporter  Pontsho Pilane has been named Young Journalist of...
Fed-up NHI doctors say they are nothing more than glorified nurses
Fed-up NHI doctors say they are nothing more than glorified nurses
Fewer than one out of three general practitioners contracted by one of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme’s pilot sites believe that the...
Exposed: Southern African trio 'sold expired ARVs' in Europe at a 4 000% markup
Exposed: Southern African trio 'sold expired ARVs' in Europe at a 4 000% markup
Two South Africans and a Zambian have been exposed for sourcing thousands of packs of expired antiretroviral (ARV) medicines illegally from...
Fact Check: Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?
Fact Check: Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?
The South African government has decided to tax sugar-sweetened...
[EXCLUSIVE] Gauteng health MEC: Court threats fly over patient deaths
[EXCLUSIVE] Gauteng health MEC: Court threats fly over patient deaths
In June 2015, Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu announced that the department would terminate its contract with private hospital group Life...

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