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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.

Transgender and HIV: stigma sabotages prevention

Transgender people are one of the key populations identified as being at a higher risk of HIV – but they face stigma from society and healthcare workers. One transgender man explains why his community “needs attention now”.

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.