For the next five years South Africa will be leading one of the latest large-scale trials for a vaccine for HIV.
Young women in southern Africa are most at risk of becoming infected with HIV. If they take a pre-exposure prophylaxis like Truvada it could change their lives.
With nearly one-fifth of the globe's HIV positive population, South Africa has the largest anti-retroviral program in the world. But HIV prevention still presents a big challenge for the country.
Two major clinical trials will be conducted in South Africa in 2016 to test ways of preventing new HIV infections.
There are many lessons Southern Africa can learn from Cuba, which became the first country in the world to eradicate mother to child transmissions of HIV and syphilis.
June 5 2015 marks 34 years since the first reports of AIDS in a medical journal.
Novel research in South Africa has found way to test for HIV drug resistance in a cheap and accessible way.