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New borns and moms photo shoot treat

July 11, 2000       OurHealth  

World Prematurity Day has become a hallmark day of celebration at Pelonomi Tertiary Hospital in recent years. This year the institution had more reason to celebrate after overcoming challenges including a strike at the maternity ward in July.

Famous parents talk about sex

July 11, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Have you ever spoken to your children about sex?How should parents broach the subject of sex with their children? These and other questions were posed to a selected group of famous parents in South Africa. KERRY CULLINAN reports.

Rape, murder charges for those who infect others with AIDS

July 11, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

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.

Lower drug prices immediately – Judge Edwin Cameron

July 11, 2000
HIV Treatment  

DURBAN – International agencies, national governments and the international drug companies had all failed the millions of people living with AIDS in developing countries in their quest for accessible treatment.

Destitute Feroza finds a place to die

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

It is impossible not to notice how thin Feroza Mohamed is. The several layers of clothing she wears fails to protect her frail and disease-ridden 27-year-old body from the Highveld winter. Mother of six-year-old Ismail, Mohamed arrived at Nkosi’€™s Haven, in December – HIV positive, destitute, shunned by her Muslim family and three months’€™ pregnant. […]

ABC of HIV transmission

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Although there is no cure for HIV/AIDS it is easily preventable. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body’€™s defences such as the skin and saliva.

Safe sex undermined by pessimism

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

For many young people, resigned to a life with few opportunities and a future without promise, sex is one of life’€™s few pleasures. But their lack of faith in the future means that many are not bothering to practice safe sex.

The impending catastrophe

July 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Overall, at least 3.5 million South Africans are already infected with HIV, a disease for which there is no cure. The best case scenario predicts six million South Africans will be HIV positive in 10 years’€™ time.