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KZN traditional healers trained to test and counsel HIV and TB patients

May 18, 2017
HIV Prevention   OurHealth  

KWA-ZULU NATAL – Traditional healers in KwaZulu Natal have been trained by the provincial Department of Health (DoH) to counsel, examine and test their patients impacted by HIV/Aids and TB.

Blessers: A short cut to a short life

April 10, 2017
HIV Prevention   News  

A production by the National Children’s Theatre brings to light the shocking normalisation and risks of the pervasive blesser-blessee phenomenon in South Africa writes Kim Harrisberg.

Actor to be circumcised – along with 2000 others

March 10, 2017
HIV Prevention   Men's Health  

Popular soapie actor Kagiso Modupe has, at the age of 33, has decided to be circumcised as a public show of his support of the practice – and is inviting other uncircumcised men to join him.

DIY test for HIV comes to a pharmacy near you

It’s as simple and easy as a home pregnancy test, and should be treated similarly, argues Health-e News writer Amy Green who went through the process of self-testing for HIV.

Beating denial: Learning to live with HIV

Today marks the second anniversary of this young woman’s positive HIV test – a two-year journey of highs and lows.

HIV: Don’t forget the elderly

Elderly people are also vulnerable to HIV and this World AIDS Day the Department of Health is urging young and old to get tested.

HIV won’t take away my smile

Accepting a positive HIV status can be difficult: One Free State woman shares her journey.