Previous studies to determine how many of South Africa's 150 000 sex workers are HIV positive have been limited in scope, says Africa Check.
From Boko Haram's insurgency and the Ebola nightmare, to quack cures and dodgy data, Africa Check investigated dozens of claims in African countries.
While South African life expectancy dropped between 1990 and 2013, the are signs of hope again.
South Africa has one of the fastest-growing diabetes epidemics in the world. But HIV and Aids are reported more truthfully nowadays.
The Male Championship model in Malawi encourages men to get their wives involved in reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission.
The epidemic could end in 15 years if "fast-track targets" are accelerated in the next six years – if not, infection rates could continue to rise.
Has President Jacob Zuma set back the fight against HIV and Aids more than his predecessor? Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.
According to a study, the discovery of how a woman's body responded to her HIV infection by making antibodies may hold the clue to a cure for Aids.
Judge Edwin Cameron grapples with revealing his HIV status in this extract from his book, "Justice: A Personal Account".
This is the story of two South African HIV positive women who are taking care of their own health and that of their babies by breastfeeding on ARVs.
Mandela regretted not acting on HIV during his presidency, but he made up for it in spades.
As the world recently marked World Aids Day, Africa Check has investigated the evidence behind three claims of an Aids breakthrough "cure".
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.
The country is fighting the intellectual property laws that hiked up the cost of its HIV programme.
Winner: Dr Maheshvari Naidu
SLIDESHOW: An initiation school outside Jo'burg is working with government and an HIV prevention organisation to prevent the deaths of its initiates.
Youth delegate at the world Aids conference Phindile Sithole-Spong talks about reclaiming her sexuality after learning she was born with HIV.
Teachers struggle to educate their pupils about sexual matters that they can’t even negotiate in their own lives - like using condoms.