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We The Brave – Swing

We’re #BraveEnough to swing. So we’re definitely #BraveEnough to swing into a clinic! WeTheBrave is a sexual health campaign being launched with the MSM community in mind. This is the first large scale campaign ever in our country to specifically…

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COVER YOUR BUTT

In South Africa, 2016 is proving to be a boundary-breaking, stigma-smashing year in the fight against HIV. That's because PrEP, the latest HIV prevention drug, could be available for everyone to use throughout state health care, as early as June,…

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UNDERSTANDING HIV

When someone becomes HIV positive, they are infected by a particular virus. It does not mean that they are sick. The HI virus will harm your immune system (which protects your body against germs). This happens very slowly over many…

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TRADITIONAL HEALERS & HIV

In most rural areas in South Africa, traditional healers are the preferred and most accessible healthcare providers. A clear distinction needs to be made between the words 'cure' and 'treat'. While a traditional healer may assist in strengthening your immune…

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ARV MYTHS

Myth 1: ARVs will make you more ill Antiretrovirals (ARVs) reduce the risk of sickness and death in people who are HIV-positive. They are essential for the treatment and management of HIV. There are no other options. ARVs may have…

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Q&A WITH DR. KEV

We The Brave sat down with Dr. Kevin Rebe, our go-to guy at Health4Men and Infectious Diseases specialist to talk about PrEP. Dr. Kev has been working in HIV for the last decade and is focused on prevention and rolling…

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COMBINATION PREVENTION

Ongoing prevention messages regarding consistent use of condoms and water-based lube are essential but you might forget that you have other options available, depending on your unique needs. Combination prevention is a strategy of combining two or more proven HIV…

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TAKE THE TEST

The anxiety of not knowing something can drive you to pull an 'Adele' and call out in desperation in a windy forest with your hands in your hair or even lose your 'ish' like Casper Nyovest did. Lacking information that…

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THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PREP

Towards the end of 2015, some of the most ground breaking developments in health news flooded the world. PrEP was approved. PrEP is a combination of two anti-HIV medications, tenofovir and emtricitabine, taken daily in a single combination pill to…

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PREP

PrEP involves the daily use of a single tablet containing two anti-retroviral medications to reduce the risk of infection in people who are HIV-negative and are exposed to the virus. PrEP has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of HIV…

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