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