The search for an HIV vaccine paved the way for COVID...

The first cases of Aids were recorded four decades ago this year. So many years later the fight is far from over, but there have been some huge victories nonetheless. Take a look back.

Q & A: Our COVID vaccines have arrived. Here’s what will...

One million COVID-19 vaccines will land at OR Tambo today. The jabs will be reserved for health workers. But how will they get to the workers and what will happen to the shots once they get here? We break it down for you.

The barcoding gap: Can South Africa protect its COVID jabs from...

Full track and traceability of COVID jabs won’t happen during South Africa’s vaccine roll-out, as the health department has not yet adopted the “overarching” system that would make this possible.

A pill, a ring or a jab: The future of HIV...

South Africa is ahead of local targets to roll out the HIV prevention pill. Meanwhile, the available tools for HIV prevention are expanding, but the devil’s in the detail of getting the medicines to the people in a way that works for them.

AMPing up HIV prevention: An inside look at how the immune...

The start of this year's HIV Research for Prevention Conference brings with it new findings that show the potential of special antibodies to prevent HIV infection. We unpack the study and break down the key concepts.

[PHOTOS]: ‘We need staff, psychological help’: Go inside a Gauteng COVID...

Driven by a more infectious new COVID variant, the second wave of South Africa’s coronavirus pandemic has seen considerably more infections than the first wave. This meant health workers have had to deal with more hospitalisations and deaths — and pressure. Bhekisisa visited George Mukhari Academic Hospital north of Tshwane to document the second wave realities experienced by doctors and nurses.

Asked and answered: Six things you need to know about the...

In December 2020, scientists announced that a new variant of the coronavirus had been identified in South Africa. Here's a look at what we've learnt in the past month about the new variant that is driving the country's second wave of infections.

[ICYMI] ‘The virus is adapting to us’: New COVID variant...

Scientists explained the make-up of a new COVID variant, 501V.2, and its potential impact on South Africa's...

Miracles and medicine: How COVID-19 has been changing the traditional remedies...

Traditional and mainstream medicine have long been at odds. But COVID-19 may be providing the impetus for the two sides to...

Keen to join the People’s Vaccine Campaign? Here’s what it’s about

South Africa’s government cannot handle the COVID-19 vaccine rollout alone, these activists say. That’s why it’s time for citizens to get involved in this ‘life or death’ issue.