Street kids vulnerable to HIV

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HARARE’S streets were bustling with people hurrying home after a hard work’s day. The traffic jam made it impossible for motorist to move from po...

All that glitters is not gold . . .

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HOW far can a girl go to lead a trendy and comfortable life? One needs to get a good education at least to first dream about that. I have a diff...

Living positively without ARVs

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SOME people have lived with HIV for many years without the need for anti-retroviral treatment. ARVs are necessary when one’s health deteriorat...

ARVs are for life!

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A concerned workmate asked me recently if it was possible for one to temporarily stop taking ARVs. My response was a strong NO and I queried...

When Xmas is a nightmare

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It is Christmas time and many people who work outside the country are flocking home to spend time with their loved ones and families. The st...

Tackling stigma through music

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A music producer has taken a giant leap in his efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination on people living with HIV and Aids. Webster Mapanda...

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Widow gives HIV+ youths hope

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“THIS cannot happen to me. I cannot be HIV positive,” is all that one youth said to Mrs Tariro Chikwanha of Zengeza 4. The youth looked sickly...

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Empower a girl, empower a country

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AS Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Aids Day tomorrow (December 1) in Dulibadzimu, Beitbridge; it is time we rememb...

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Youths unite for a good cause

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One does not need to be HIV positive to be passionate in making a difference to the lives of those infected and those affected with the virus. Yo...

Together we can turn the tide

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Sometime last week I was wearing a T-shirt carrying an HIV message by Elisabeth Glaser Foundation that read: “Reduce HIV infection to your chil...

Reflections of the epidemic

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Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world to mark World Aids Day on December 1. It is 25 years after the first case was reported in Zimbabwe and in ...

Early sex puts girls at risk

Rutendo is 22 and her age mates are in college or have just started formal work. Rutendo lives on a farm in Hatcliffe, 40km out of Harare. Being peri-urban, the community’s livelihood depends on...

Don’t belittle starter packs

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Mbuya Rosy of Katanga, Norton, has been frail for some years now. She looks two decades older and when she told me that she was 48 years old, I ...

Dealing with discordance

DISCORDANT couples are on the increase, a situation that has left many with unanswered questions. Discordance is when a person is HIV positive and his or her sexual partner remains negative. Mos...

The dangers of living in denial

You have heard of furniture shopping but have you ever heard of doctor shopping? It is rampant as one keeps changing doctors or health facilities as long as one is not happy with a diagnosis.