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New students reluctant to test for HIV

March 19th, 2019       OurHealth  

LIMPOPO - Only a handful of new students at Vhembe TVET College’s Makwarela campus rolled up their sleeves for an HIV test, and the head of the campus clinic is concerned.

AIDS orphans betrayed by greedy relatives

November 9, 1999
HIV and AIDS  

BETRYAL has become a bitter reality for AIDS orphans Phiwe and Muzi Hlabisa. First death cheated them of their parents, and now greedy relatives have plundered the humble inheritance their parents gathered together after learning that they were HIV-positive. The betrayal of Phiwe and Muzi is made all the more difficult because government has no […]

Scare-tactics don’t work

November 5, 1999
HIV and AIDS  

“Do you want to die? If not, wear a condom,” is one of the messages the DP’s Mike Ellis feels should be broadcast to South Africans to wake them up to “the threat AIDS poses to all citizens”. He could not have chosen a formulation more at odds with current international approaches to condom-promotion. Promoting […]

Tshwane patients complain about poor care

October 15, 0201
Health Management   OurHealth  

Health workers urge patients of Tshwane’s Dilopye Clinic to put complaints in writing as community members continue to complain about poor care at doctor’s hands.