Poor patients will be the biggest casualty if the National Health Laboratory Service collapses.
New research has bad news for millions of South Africans with high blood sugar: they are three times more likely to develop active tuberculosis.
Compromising hopes of containing the disease, latent TB remains dormant for life for most people.
A study has found that child-focused interventions have significantly reduced HIV-infection rates in children under the age of five.
SAâs status as the country with the highest incidence of tuberculosis (TB) has spurred local research into prevention strategies and cures.
Research suggests that taking HIV medication while CD4 counts are higher than 350 does not reduce mortality in those who are co-infected.
Less than half of those treated for resistant strains of TB survive. It's just not good enough.
Patients with drug resistant TB could benefit from a new drug regimen, which will be tested in clinical trials this year.
New drugs are working on XDR-TB â but must be strictly controlled to prevent further resistance.
Statistics South Africa says mortality figures show Capetonians have a longer life span that Tshwane residents.
Miners with silicosis and TB are entitled to a small payout, but don't claim because they are kept in the dark about their rights.
A study has explained that a treatment, described as "radical" by researchers, has not helped cut down tuberculosis infections among SA gold miners.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with SA institutions to develop new medicines and vaccines for HIV, TB and malaria.
A person dies of TB every 25 seconds â and the disease is on the rise in South Africa. So who is fighting the battle for access to better treatments?
Two young women are proving to the world that the most deadly strain of TB can be beaten.
India has dispatched an unlikely hero to promote tuberculosis awareness and battle its stigma.
Tuberculosis is still the number one cause of death in South Africa, accounting for 12% of the deaths that occurred in 2010.
Tests on new TB drugs have not yet been completed and some results have been worrying.
Silicosis might appear only 15 years after exposure to gold ore dust, long after they have gone home. Heidi Swart reports.