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Put human rights at the centre of our battle against Covid-19

Government and civil society must develop a rights-based response to Covid-19, because epidemics are won by strengthening rights, not trampling on them

The global HIV response needs to get back on track

After missing the global HIV/Aids targets, new benchmarks that put people at the centre, especially those most at risk, need to be set

How US foreign policy under Donald Trump has affected Africa

Lesotho has been used as a microcosm in this article to reflect how the foreign policy has affected Africa

Three months in, Covid-19 poses triple threats in Africa

Health, debt and hunger are huge threats to the continent’s stability

In a pandemic, science and humanities work side by side

Anthropologists ask the difficult questions about human behaviour and also provide the difficult answers

Lessons from ‘La Peste’: Camus and Covid-19

‘The Plague’, an allegory of the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, is about a town’s fight against an epidemic. It’s a relevant read in the times of Covid-19

Ending HIV in South Africa: Queer community by queer community

The theme for this year’s World Aids Day stressed “communities”. We need to unpack this terminology, particularly with regards to the queer community

Universities offer HIV treatment

On-campus clinics roll out ARTs to students to improve access and decrease stigma

Tanzania government denounces governor’s anti-gay witch-hunt

Anti-gay sentiment has increased since Magufuli's 2015 election, forcing most gays, lesbians and other sexual minorities to live in secrecy

‘No sex, no coffee, no ARVs’: Former president’s quackery could land him in court

Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh will be the first African head of state to be tried for violating the rights of HIV-positive people.

Mark Heywood: ‘I was pitched against the very government I had fought for’

Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences

Is the HIV prevention pill a ‘magic bullet’?

PrEP is not a magic bullet. But we won’t end the HIV epidemic without it.

How to prevent HIV with a pill

Mia Malan answers six important questions about the HIV prevention pill in three minutes.

Actress Charlize Theron rocks Aids Conference opening ceremony with powerful speech

Charlize Theron blew away the 18 000+ delegates at the International Aids conference opening ceremony with an impassioned speech about HIV/Aids.

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