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The quest for the (vaginal) ring

The HIV prevention tablet is now available in South Africa but popping a pill every day to stay HIV-negative may not be for everyone

A new smoke signal: Is Big Tobacco using influencers to illegally punt new products?

Could companies’ wooing of social media influencers be just a clever ploy to get around the country’s tobacco advertising ban?

How one project is finally helping reduce the risk of suicide among teens

When kids at risk of suicide can talk to trained friends & family, they're seven times less likely to die, says one of the world's largest studies.

Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety

Health workers in Mpumalanga fear for their lives because of crime and unsafe buildings

What are Echo Trial results does Depo-Provera birth control shot increase risk of HIV

For 25 years, scientists have wondered whether the Depo-Provera could increase people’s risk of contracting HIV. Today, we find out if it does.

After Echo: ‘Why the study results scare me’

We've proven Depo Provera doesn't make it easier to contract HIV. But African women are still left with too few contraceptive choices.

BREAKING: Study confirms this popular birth control does not increase your HIV risk

We now know the answer after more than 25 years of guessing, but will women believe it?

[WATCH LIVE] Blessers, blessees & HIV: SA’s risky relations and what to do about them

Bhekisisa's latest policy dialogue takes a deep dive into one of the biggest challenges facing SA's HIV response at the 9th Aids conference.

BREAKING: How this KZN town used ARVs to cut new HIV infections by 83%

Small town, big goals: Eshowe has become one of the first SA communities to put enough people on HIV treatment to reduce new infections in the area.

Rape crisis centres nationwide lose counsellors

The rresident promised more funding to the country’s one-stop centres for victims of abuse. But can provinces afford to make good on his promise?

Should health experts use social media? Here’s why it can be your own printing press

Public health officials and journalists are like two peas in a pot — they need each other.

This is what it’s like waking up during surgery

General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. Now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under.

Seven things that will make you think twice about the cost of drugs

Life-saving medicines are out of reach for many patients but a World Health Organisation meeting held in Johannesburg this week could change that.

A dictator’s unexpected legacy

Having banned female genital cutting, his ousting may have been good for democracy but bad for women’s bodies.

‘The family needs to see Sino’s bones, so we can be released from this pain’

When this toddler died at Leratong Hospital, his body disappeared. Here’s what happened when his parents went back there more than a decade later.

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Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

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