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WATCH: Strokes and Stigma

November 11, 2001       Multimedia  

Health-e’s three-part Checkpoint documentary on strokes and stigma in South Africa.

Living in the knowledge that your mother will die of AIDS

November 11, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

How does a child begin to understand that her mother is going to die because of AIDS? This is the story of the Letsoalo children, who live in the village of Segoreya, Mentz, outside Pietersburg in the Northern Province. The head of this family is a young, unemployed, widowed HIV-positive mother. She lives with her […]

Understanding the AIDS vaccine
(Part 3 – final)

November 11, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

A frequently asked question by those who might consider volunteeting to be part of the Phase One trials to test for an AIDS vaccine in South Africa is, “how will this benefit me?” Keletso Mmoledi, a Research Nurse and Co-ordinator of the Aids Vaccine Research Unit at the Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital, talks about some of […]

School’s success story in sex education

November 11, 2001

In 1998 the Department of Education started a sex education pilot programme in public schools to teach young people about the dangers of unprotected sex and the need for responsible sexual behaviour. In South Africa, statistics show that the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is more rife among the youth from age 15 to 25. Last year, […]

Understanding the search for an AIDS vaccine
(Part 1 of 3)

November 11, 2001
HIV Prevention  

Medical practitioners and researchers are working against time to find a vaccine against AIDS in South Africa. The first Phase One human trials are scheduled for early next year at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. Other sites around the country will also conduct trials as soon as they are ready. Keletso Mmoledi, is […]

Healing for the heart

November 11, 2001
Mental Health  

The legacy of apartheid has left many wounds – mental, physical and emotional. On November 11, the Eastern Cape town of Cradock will host the launch of a film about one of its former citizens who has travelled a long journey to come to terms with the pain and anger she felt following the murder […]

Soweto kids reach out to AIDS orphans

November 9, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Soweto school children this week delivered food and clothes to AIDS orphans in rural Ingwavuma in a remarkable act of solidarity from one poor community to another

No time for lifeskills in busy school timetable
Living with AIDS programme 56

November 9, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

The danger of HIV notwithstanding, the number of teenage pregnancies in schools around the country is clear indication that students are having unprotected sex. Despite it being part of the school curriculum, life skills education generally takes a back seat when compared to those subjects that require students to write exams. At Msudukeni High School […]