TB: Seek treatment early

Catherine Murombedzi HIV Walk Tuberculosis can be treated if one seeks treatment early. However, many people go undiagnosed or receive treatment for other diseases thereby progressing the TB infectio...
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Get a bullet-proof vest

Cathrine Murombedzi HIV Walk
When soldiers engage in war bullet- proof vests are part of the combat gear. That is not to say that a soldier wearing a bullet-proof vest will...

New ART guidelines out

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In developed countries a person can start anti-retroviral therapy the moment they find out that they are HIV positive. One does not have to wai...

Benefits of breastfeeding

THE leading cause of maternal mortality ratio in Zimbabwe is HIV and Aids, which stands at 26 percent. Of this 21 percent of the under five years mortality rate is HIV and Aids again (MIMS 2009)...

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Dilemma of discordant partners

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I have received many e-mails on couples that have recently found out that one is HIV positive and the other is not. This has thrown conf...

Prevention is still the key word

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Prevention remains the cornerstone in curbing new HIV infections. With the World Health Organisation’s theme running from 2011 to 2015 being “...

Aids-free generation is possible

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AN Aids-free generation is your responsibility as well as mine. It is possible. Mrs Miriam Chakaipa has set out to dedicate her life to ensuri...

Single ARV dose offers new hope

THE advent of a single tablet per day for anti-retroviral therapy has changed lives for people living positively with HIV to manageable levels today as compared to two years ago. This has result...

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A walk through the epidemic

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From 1985 to today it is 28 years and the face of the HIV epidemic has changed. The first HIV diagnosis in Zimbabwe was in 1985. In the develop...

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ARVs versus migration

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Rutendo is a cross-border trader and mother of three. She has been in the business for close to two decades. However, with the improving econo...

An orphan is everyone’s child

Give a child an education and a foundation has been laid. There are hundreds of orphans who are yet to receive education. In Hatcliffe Extension, 11 secondary school-going orphans under the care o...

‘Getting to zero’ is possible . . .

The World Health Organisation has been running under the theme “Getting to Zero”, Zero Aids-related deaths, zero discrimination and zero new HIV infections between 2011 and 2015. The initiative ...

Stick to one partner or condomise

Cathrine Murombedzi HIV Walk
Not every child is academically gifted. When Charles (not his real name) failed his “O Levels” he refused to repeat arguing it was a waste of m...