ARVs used for suicide
More and more teenagers are overdosing on antiretrovirals to kill themselves, according to psychiatrist Dr Helen Clark, who works at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.
She said teenagers who attempt suicide often use whatever is available to them - rat poison, cleaning fluids, pills or their caregiver's antiretrovirals.
Sex workers reject jobs
The settlement was initially called Kgotsong, which means "place of peace" in Sesotho.
But after prostitutes moved in and started conducting their trade in broad daylight, residents have renamed the place Dinaweng - which implies that it is a place of sex.
Jared Leto: Paid to lose
After following an extreme diet for Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto says he will never lose weight for a film role again.
The 42-yearold actor/musician admits that his diet plan began to take a toll on his body after he shed kilos to play an Aids sufferer and drug addict in the film.
Bid to curb prisons’ TB epidemic
More than 22 000 prisoners at Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town have been screened for tuberculosis in an attempt to contain the spread of the epidemic.
With an average of 500 000 infections a year, South Africa has the third-highest TB infection rate in the world.
TB still has high prevalence in SA
South Africa is still ranked as having one of the highest tuberculosis prevalence rating in the world.
According to the 2013 World Health Organisations global reports, of all TB cases identified, the African continent is second only to South East Asia accounting for 27% of overall cases.