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‘You can’t go around hating people for your poor decisions’
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‘You can’t go around hating people for your poor decisions’

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

By Thandekile Moyo I have a friend who hates men. When she got pregnant, her boyfriend of many years decided he wasn’t ready to be a father…

Women got no one to blame but themselves if they fall pregnant or get HIV
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Women got no one to blame but themselves if they fall pregnant or get HIV

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By Thandekile Moyo I met a girl back in the beginning of the new millennium. She had a boyfriend who loved her to bits. He used to…

Bush urges Africa to fight HIV, cancer
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Bush urges Africa to fight HIV, cancer

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Timo Shihepo & Bakang Mhaladi Windhoek/Gaborone – Former United States of America president George W. Bush has urged Namibia, Botswana and Africa at large not to rest…

HIV support group in healthy diet drive
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HIV support group in healthy diet drive

Staff Reporter - Dec 05, 2016

By  Sharon Kavhu UNDER THE blistering sun of the sloping Nyanga terrain, frail-looking Agnes Katerere bends over to pull out weeds from a green lung of thriving…

This USB can detect HIV
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This USB can detect HIV

Staff Reporter - Nov 18, 2016

By Liz Connor LONDON- SCIENTISTS have developed a home HIV testing kit could return a diagnosis of the virus in just 30 minutes. Researchers from Imperial College…

Child bride’s wrong turn to life with
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Child bride’s wrong turn to life with

Staff Reporter - Oct 21, 2016

By Sharon Kavhu GOROMONZI–AGED just 12, Abigail Kakava became a child bride. Marriage, she had convinced herself, was the only way out of grinding poverty, child abuse, loneliness…

Brazilian artists bring condom outfits to Southern Africa
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Brazilian artists bring condom outfits to Southern Africa

Staff Reporter - Jul 29, 2016

By Sharon Kavhu Durban - Traditionally, Southern Africa stereotypes people who move around with condoms as promiscuous people whereas the global village is advocating condom use in the…

Vaginal ring will help women take control of their sexual health
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Vaginal ring will help women take control of their sexual health

Staff Reporter - Jul 29, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta The fact that over half of the 35 million people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are women is a sign that effective prevention…

African first ladies step up bid to end HIV, TB by 2030
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African first ladies step up bid to end HIV, TB by 2030

Staff Reporter - Jul 25, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek - African first ladies have pledged to work together with development partners to end AIDS, TB, and malaria as well as to reduce the…

Namibia’s male circumcision initiative to prevent HIV faces headwind
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Namibia’s male circumcision initiative to prevent HIV faces headwind

Staff Reporter - Jul 04, 2016

Windhoek- Circumcised and ready for action? These four words that are part of a radio advertisement currently gracing the airwaves have aroused mixed feelings among Namibians. The…

The world needs user-friendly medicines
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The world needs user-friendly medicines

Staff Reporter - Apr 12, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Let me begin with congratulating scientists, researchers, manufacturers and distributors of antiretroviral therapy and TB drugs for keeping up with the demand for these…

Music concerts, social media ideal platform to spread prevention HIV messages to the youth
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Music concerts, social media ideal platform to spread prevention HIV messages to the youth

Staff Reporter - Mar 30, 2016

It has been widely acknowledged that young people are at the centre of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This is due to various factors like risky sexual behaviour, substance…

If Cuba has done it, why not us
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If Cuba has done it, why not us

Staff Reporter - Mar 08, 2016

> Lahja Nashuuta HIV and AIDS remains the biggest health challenge in southern Africa and the world over. Three decades after its emergence, the epidemic continues to…

SADC tackles El Nino head-on
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SADC tackles El Nino head-on

Staff Reporter - Mar 04, 2016

Mpho Tebele Gaborone. — Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have agreed to provide preliminary data on the number of people affected by the drought as…

Forget conspiracy theories, embrace male circumcision
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Forget conspiracy theories, embrace male circumcision

Staff Reporter - Feb 25, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Rumours, hearsay and conspiracy theories flared up soon after the discovery of HIV/AIDS during the 1980s. This seems to be a cultural practice, that…

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NAC engages traditional healers in HIV interventions

Staff Reporter - Dec 06, 2015

THE National Aids Council of Zimbabwe (NAC) has taken over the curatorship of the HIV and Aids special fund for training traditional healers in Zimbabwe. Formerly the expiry…

ICASA preps in full swing
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ICASA preps in full swing

The Southern Times - Nov 15, 2015

By Sifelani Tsiko Preparations for the 18th edition of International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) which will held from November 29 to December 4 in Harare are now at an advanced stage with…

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Another step closer to eliminate HIV/AIDS

The Southern Times - Sep 09, 2015

HIV has plagued the world, with Africa the most affected for many years now. And I never imagined we would actually see a potential antidote that will…