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Family ties

June 2, 2004
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Support from friends and family can make all the difference to people living with HIV/AIDS. Lulu Sibam, who together with her husband and child is now on ARV therapy, speaks warmly of the encouraging role played by her family and parents-in-law.

Change is pain

May 27, 2004
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How do you get people to change their sexual behaviour so that they are not at risk of getting HIV/AIDS? Not by simply giving them the “right” information and assuming that they will modify what they do.

Family ARV Therapy

May 27, 2004
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Lulu Sibam is a young mother from Khayelitsha. Her husband and child Mihle have been on antiretroviral therapy since December 2001. Lulu first started treatment in 2003 but dropped out of the Medecins Sans Frontieres programme. She has since re-started her therapy and together with her family is doing well.

The pace of things to come

May 24, 2004
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After an exhilerating four months of restored health and high energy on antiretroviral therapy, chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign Zackie Achmat has had to face up to certain side effects and to change one of his drugs. He talks about how he’s doing now and the long-term public health challenges of prevention and treatment […]

Polio alert in South Africa

May 21, 2004
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South African health officials have been placed on alert following the first polio case in neighbouring Botswana in 13 years.

Bana ba Lesotho ba fetoha batswadi

May 20, 2004
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Ha bongata ba batho dinaheng tse borwa tsa Afrika bo qetwa ke Phamokathe, mmuso wa naha ya Lesotho o tlaleha hore lefu lena le se le hlodile dikgutsana tse ka nnqane ho 73 000. Mokgatlo wa matjhaba wa UNICEf o re ka selemo sa 2010, kontinente ya Afrika ka bophara, e ka lebella ho eba […]

Adult roles for Lesotho’s childrenLiving with AIDS #174

May 20, 2004
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As the AIDS epidemic continues to decimate the adult population in southern Africa, the Lesotho government reports that more than 73 000 of its children have been orphaned as a result of the epidemic. A UNICEF report predicts that by 2010 there will be over 41 million orphans in Africa as a whole. In this […]