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WATCH: Strokes and Stigma

November 2, 2001       Multimedia  

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

Child prostitutes & sex tourism

November 2, 2001
Children's Health  

The question of child prostitution and how to deal with sex tourists who visit South Africa looking for children for sex were among those raised at the Sex Tourism conference held recently in Cape Town. The conference was convened as a result of the growing number of South African children who are being dragged into […]

Nine year old herds cattle after school to feed family

November 2, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

The most vulnerable victims of Aids in South Africa are children. When parents die, they are often left alone to fend for themselves and their siblings. Sometimes, this means leaving school and losing their identity as a normal child. Fortunately for Elvis Lerole of Maupye in the Northern Province, he still goes to school. But […]

SA legal system fails child prostitutes

November 2, 2001
Children's Health  

The South African government and the legal system come under fire for ignoring the plight of child prostitutes at a recent conference on sex tourism held in Cape Town. This audio report is in Sesotho.

Dosing the sick with avocados, bananas and prayer

November 2, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

The Roman Catholic Church has come under criticism for its view that condoms should not be seen as a means to fight the spread of Aids. Little credit is given though to the work the Church does to help those infected and affected by Aids, as well as its prevention education methods. In Tzaneen in […]

Girls blamed for HIV
Living with AIDS programme 55

November 2, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

In Umzimkulu in the former Transkei, chiefs and pastors chastise the youth for contracting HIV and reprimand them at funerals as they bury those who have died. In this judgemental environment, very few young people will test for HIV, let alone disclose their status. Nozuko Ngcaweni is a remarkable exception. She is determined not only […]

Govt defends delay in giving AIDS drugs

October 31, 2001
Pharmaceutical Drugs  

Government affidavits filed in response to a court challenge by the Treatment Action Campaign say the slow introduction of nevirapine through 18 pilot sites is rational and responsible.

Comprehensive care needed to offer anti-retroviral drugs in SA

October 29, 2001
Pharmaceutical Drugs  

The use of antiretroviral drugs had led to a dramatic and incredible decline in deaths and hospitalisation of Aids patients in the US. At a recent conference in Johannesburg, South Africa was urged to find ways of making the treatment widely available and to learn from other countries about the best ways to implement it.