HIV/AIDS

The Psychological Burden of Living With HIV

"It's hard to be young and HIV positive." Twenty-three-year-old Saidy Brown knows this all too well, writes MOSIBUDI RATLEBJANE.At the age of 14,...

After Testing: The Struggle To Keep Patients On Treatment

HIV and AIDS is still a major cause of death in South Africa and while ARV treatment is free, many patients still default on...

“I Didn’t Have The Courage To Get Tested…”

Studies show that men who have sex with men are at a higher risk of being infected with HIV as compared to general population....

Why Young South African Women Are So Vulnerable To HIV

South African girls and adolescent women are more susceptible to contracting HIV than their male counterparts. This is, in part, due to their biology...

How To Talk To Young People About Sex And HIV

“It’s impossible for us to say, don’t get infected by HIV but we don’t talk about sex,” says youth HIV activist Saidy Brown. There...

How Education Is Helping Curb HIV Infections

Thabile Msezane works at the coalface of the HIV/Aids epidemic as a health care worker in the uMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal, where at least...

Why So Many African Adolescents Are Dying Of Aids And What...

Aids is the leading cause for adolescent death on the African continent. This is contained in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the...

AIDS Is Killing African Adolescents, New UN Report Shows

Did you know AIDs is the primary cause of death for adolescents in Africa? Four years ago, adolescents (aged 10-19 years) were left behind...

Making An HIV-Free Future Possible For KZN Girls

In the rolling green hills of the uMgungundlovu district in KwaZulu-Natal lies Vulindlela, a rural community often seen as the epicentre of the HIV...

The Stigma Of Loving Someone Who Died Of AIDS

I make it a point to tell anyone I date that I once had a partner that died of AIDS. So many loved ones...

HIV Transmission Through Hair Clippers: Experts Say No

Reports by various publications on a study by the Skin and Hair Research Laboratory at the University of Cape Town, which said that barber...

Sexual Health: Here’s Why You Need To Invest In PrEP

South Africa is one of the many countries facing an HIV/Aids pandemic with a prevalence rate of about 12.8% of the total of the...

Students are on holiday, so KZN’s blood banks are running low

On 3 January, the KwaZulu-Natal department of health said that the blood banks in the province were running low since the main source of...

Uzalo’s latest storyline unpacks reality of HIV/AIDS

December 1 marks World Aids Day and our fave Uzalo has shown why it’s the people’s soapie by raising awareness around HIV/Aids and safe...

UNICEF: We need to do better by our children in treating...

Ahead of World Aids Day, Unicef released its Children and AIDS: 2017 Statistical Update during a panel discussion, chaired by journalist Iman Rappetti. The...

A new study looks at the causes of higher HIV risk...

A new study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) shows that men who have sex with men (MSM) have a low use of...

New youth-friendly services launched to curb HIV infection rate among Durban’s...

For many young people the experience of going to a clinic to access services such as HIV testing and treatment can be very daunting.In...

Is hopelessness driving HIV in SA’s youth?

Why is HIV still the leading cause of death among girls aged 15 and 19 and how can we change this, asks Njabulo Mbanda.It...

Rape in a place of platinum

A snapshot of the community of Rustenburg shows a place of plenty, also a place of poverty.  Ufrieda Ho argues that beyond the juxtaposition,...

Dear deputy president, we are not shields in your political battles

In a letter to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile reflects on the ways in which *womxn end up as collateral damage when men...
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