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Tian Johnson

Vaccine hesitancy or systemic racism

Minority communities and developing-country populations may approach health services cautiously – and with good reason, given the medical profession's history of inhumanity. But, by blaming low Covid-19 vaccination rates on vaccine hesitancy, the profession is effectively using this history to victimise the same communities again

What to do about leaders spouting vaccine misinformation

Refuting lies about vaccines from people in leadership positions may be less about changing their minds and more about protecting those listening

Did government waste R127-million on a condom no one wanted?

Activists warn new data shows government may have invested millions into the wrong female condom and may be on the verge of doing it again.

HIV vaccine – closer than ever

We are not there yet, but experts are optimistic about a jab to prevent HIV coming to market in the near future.

Female condoms: What have men got to do with it?

While female condoms exist to boost women’s control of their sexual health, negotiating safe sex should be a shared responsibility.

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