LIMPOPO – The Vhembe District Office of the Department of Health has undertaken to repair damaged toilets at Sibasa Clinic in Makwarela outside Thohoyandou following several complaints made by patients.
HIV and AIDS
It came unexpectedly: the question that most parents try to rehearse the answer to, but inevitably mess up when reality strikes. My six-year-old turned to me out of the blue and said: “But what I don’t understand is how the seed from the man gets into the woman’s egg.”My initial response was to gloss over […]
“If you have a very big elephant and you want to eat it up, you start from all corners. That way you’ll finish it up.” So says Edith Mukisa, the founder of Uganda’s Teenage HIV/AIDS Clinic in Naguru, just outside the capital Kampala.This is the philosophy that lies at the core of Uganda’s multi-sectoral response […]
Brett Anderson never thought he had contracted HIV. “I was as sick as a dog but I never thought of HIV despite having all the symptoms. It never crossed my mind. It simply wasn’t real to me. Now, it’s in my blood. It’s part of my life,” says the 28-year-old Capetonian.
“Nobody says we shouldn’t treat TB or cancer because we don’t have the infrastructure or the ability to do so properly,” said Dr Andy Grey from the Health System Trust in Durban. This was in response to Dr Mazuwa Banda from the World Health Organization, who argued at the AIDS 2000 conference that antiretroviral drugs […]
HIV positive people who knowingly infect others can be charged with rape, assault, culpable homicide or even murder – but law experts are unlikely to recommend that government introduces HIV-specific laws to punish them.