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Circumcision does not replace condoms

January 8, 2019

Mpumalanga – When Thabo Ngobeni was circumcised a few years ago he thought he could stop using condoms because he was now protected against HIV.

Eyesight restored for 49 patients at KwaMhlanga Hospital

December 13, 2018

MPUMALANGA – Operations on 50 blind elderly persons at KwaMhlanga Hospital have been mostly successful, with 49 of the patients having had their eyesight fully restored.

TB in pregnancy can be cured

December 10, 2018

Mpumalanga – When 24-year-old Gabisile Zulu discovered she was pregnant she was thrilled. Her joy was short lived because she was also diagnosed with tuberculosis – she was now fighting two diseases, HIV and TB.

World Diabetes Day: ‘My illness doesn’t define me’

November 14, 2018

Mpumalanga – When Sipho Dlamini (33) was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 17, he was still in high school and came in for a lot of discrimination and family pressure.

Taking the itch out of eczema

November 13, 2018

Mpumalanga – Nomonde wears the scars of eczema on her face but the 9-year-old girl carries invisible scars from being bullied because of her skin condition.

Early detection key to preventing cervical cancer

November 6, 2018

MPUMALANGA – Women like Glander Mhlongo (48), misinformed about cervical cancer, believe only women living with HIV can contract cervical cancer and therefore risk ignoring the early signs and warnings.

‘I speak to my daughter about sex’ says single dad

November 1, 2018

A single father of a 14-year-old daughter says the days are gone when it was taboo for dads to speak to their daughters about sex.