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Surviving stigma against all odds

March 13, 2019

MPUMALANGA – Traditional medicine, cultural respect, HIV and TB infections are among the many issues that compounded and confused things for a young mother.

Never too old to eat healthily

March 12, 2019

MPUMALANGA – A rural grandmother who turned to a healthy lifestyle after a massive health scare wants others to follow her lead before it is too late.

HIV stigma: ‘My brother is ashamed to call me his sister’

March 5, 2019

MPUMALANGA – Thandolwethu Prudence Zitha says cutting all bonds with her family has been a good thing for her, as it has helped her maintain gratitude for her life and enabled her to instead surround herself with people who love her unconditionally.

Mpumalanga woman regrets ARVs ‘break’

February 7, 2019

Tired of swallowing medicine every single day for close on 10 years, Ntombifuthi Radebe (32) was misled by her treatment buddy who encouraged her to ditch the pills and forget about the arduous habit.

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.