HIV/AIDS

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...

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...

If HIV denialists have not been pardoned, why should the DA...

Aids has taught South Africans why denialism can't be tolerated – whether it comes from Thabo Mbeki or Helen Zille. In the same week that...

Halo Project SA Wants To Empower Drug And Aids Centre

Within the streets of Meadowlands, Soweto the South African Drug and Aids Council (SADAAC) can be found. The centre was founded by...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Often a condom is not enough to protect sex workers from...

First things first, suspend your judgement.  In conditions of dreadful poverty, the possible contraction of AIDS-related illness may seem less important than the immediate need for...

Act Now Or 1.9 Million Adolescents Will Be Living With HIV...

Around 80 adolescents will die of AIDS-related illnesses every day by 2030, if current trends continue. This is according to UNICEF's latest report, Children,...

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...

#AIDS2016 Editorial: We cannot wait for another Nkosi Johnson moment to...

HIV/AIDS continues to be one of the greatest challenges of our time. Yet there is a sinister silence on HIV/AIDS in our...

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...

We asked an expert to bust the myths associated with condoms...

We’ve had a giggle at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s condom presentation in the National Assembly this week. But even after proposing a national commission of...

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...

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,...

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...

The Khetha App: Countering HIV Misinformation For Young People

Khetha is a new online platform aiming to teach young people about HIV testing. The app was launched at the 2019 South...

The “most advanced vaccine trial to date” launches in South Africa,...

On Wednesday, a day before World Aids Day, a highly anticipated HIV vaccine trial called HVTN 702 launched in South Africa. The new vaccine...

“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....
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