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The TB and HIV Connection

Is there a relationship between TB and HIV/AIDS? Yes, there is a relationship between these two infections. The South African TB Survey estimated that around 58% of persons diagnosed with TB are also co-infected with HIV. We are seeing great…

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Human rights and health care

As outlined by the South African Bill of Rights, everyone has a right to "life, equality and human dignity". These liberties include the right to citizenship, security, freedom of assembly, association, belief, opinion, and expression. We must uphold and protect…

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Let’s talk about STIs

Taking care of one’s sexual health means regularly testing for HIV/STIs, taking PrEP or ART and accessing regular screenings. Many people may leave STIs untreated which can lead to health and relationship problems that make them and their partner more…

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Destigmatizing Mental Health

Because of stigma and discrimination, gay men are more likely than heterosexual men to struggle with their mental health. Thankfully, depression and mental health is no longer this taboo conversation that we have been ignoring for decades. Research and real…

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4 ways to look after your heart

September marks Heart Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular disease. According to World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year.

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