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Remembering Prudence Mabele – the Sangoma Who Lived for Science

Remembering Prudence Mabele – the Sangoma Who Lived for Science

Mabele helped lead the fight for antiretrovirals in SA and didn’t stop there. She passed away this week. This was her last interview with Bhekisisa. In 2004, more than 500 traditional healers took to the streets in protest against the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). They accused the HIV activist organisation of promoting Western medicine as […]

Zambia Shuns Female Condom

Zambia Shuns Female Condom

“I tried out the female condom once and it felt so uncomfortable especially with the lubricant’s unpleasant scent; I couldn’t even enjoy the act at all said,” says Margaret Mbewe of Lusaka’s Chunga Township when asked about why women shun using the female condom.. Ms Mbewe, 34, has since vowed never to use the female […]

A hidden disgrace: Young girls being raped to uphold culture

A hidden disgrace: Young girls being raped to uphold culture

Shocking news came to the international media from Malawi when a proud Eric Aniva announced “he had slept with 104 women”, the majority being girls as young as 12 and 13 years old. Eric confessed to a BBC news reporter that he is HIV positive. Acknowledging that there’s something wrong in what he was doing, […]

Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic

Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic

Fanaye Hailu says her daughter Betty was born HIV-free and is now eight years old and suggests that every mother, every pregnant woman must get tested for HIV which can save the lives of the mother and her baby. Photo: UNAIDS While global optimism has fuelled a major push to end the AIDS epidemic by […]

Malawian Sex Workers Elect New Leadership

Malawian Sex Workers Elect New Leadership

Thyolo-Luchenza Sex Workers Association has elected new leadership during elections held on Friday at Luchenza Community Centre Hall. According to the newly elected President Odeta Tsikulamowa who has retained her position, said the newly elected leaders are for the grouping to help them ease challenges sex workers face in the district. “Some clients refuse to […]

Chinese Men Paying U.S.$2 for Sex With Little Girls in Zimbabwe – Report

Chinese Men Paying U.S.$2 for Sex With Little Girls in Zimbabwe – Report

CHINESE nationals in Victoria Falls are taking advantage of poverty stricken underage girls whom they are offering $2 for sex, an investigation by a local child rights lobby organization has found. The investigation by the Zimbabwe Council for the Welfare of Children, (ZNCWC) sought to establish the number of young girls aged 18 years and […]

Kenya Rolls Out HIV Intervention Measure

Kenya Rolls Out HIV Intervention Measure

Kenyans who are at a substantial ongoing risk of contracting HIV will for the first time in history be placed on antiretroviral medication, as the government moves to reduce the country’s HIV transmission rate. The Head of the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) Martin Sirengo says the new HIV intervention measure will be […]

Gambian HIV Patients Recount Herbal Treatment Under Yahya Jammeh

Gambian HIV Patients Recount Herbal Treatment Under Yahya Jammeh

Former president Yahya Jammeh claimed he could cure people suffering from HIV and AIDS. Jammeh treated hundreds of patients in Gambian clinics, administering herbal remedies. Now that he has left power, many are still sick and telling their stories. Please follow and like us:

Five HIV patients left ‘virus-free’ with no need for daily drugs in early vaccine trials

Five HIV patients left ‘virus-free’ with no need for daily drugs in early vaccine trials

A new vaccine-based treatment for HIV has succeeded in suppressing the virus in five patients, raising hopes further research could help prevent Aids without the need for daily drugs. Researchers combined two innovative HIV vaccines with a drug usually used to treat cancer in the trial, conducted over three years at the IrsiCaixa Aids Research […]

Over 100 Million Condoms Distributed in 2016 – Is Zimbabwe The Hub of Safe Sex?

Over 100 Million Condoms Distributed in 2016 – Is Zimbabwe The Hub of Safe Sex?

OVER 100 million condoms were distributed in 2016 up from 80 million in 2014 during the same period, the ministry of health has said. Information from the ministry says 109. 5 were used last year. According to the ministry, 105 million male and 4.5 million female condoms were distributed, with the female condom uptake remaining […]

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