Communities face up to HIV, Aids

Cathrine Murombedzi HIV Walk
I was in Kasanze village, Zvimba, early this month for the unveiling of my grandparents’ tombstones. The occasion was filled with joy as the fa...

Innocent victims of HIV

Catherine Murombedzi HIV Walk
Mbuya Lucy is over 75 and has been on ART for the last eight years.
She lost her husband a long time ago before the advent of the HIV/Aid...

Agony of cervical cancer patients

Cathrine Murombedzi HIV Walk
The Ncube family of Glen View in Harare is in mourning. They recently lost their mother, who was HIV positive, to cervical cancer.
The eld...

No such thing as low risk

Ruvimbo is a troubled soul. She regrets having accompanied a sick relative to a local clinic where she gladly underwent an HIV test. Health facilities offer HIV testing to patients and those acc...

Living positively, thinking big

TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD Annah Sango (AS), is a Zimbabwean and living with HIV. She spoke during  the opening session of the XIX International Aids Conference at in Washington, DC, on July 22. Annah...

They need our support

Zambia has similar health programmes to Zimbabwe yet the neighbouring country has managed to supply ARVs to 80 percent of people needing them thereby achieving universal access. Zambia sometimes...

Discrimination still rife

Catherine Murombedzi HIV Walk
Entering one’s teen years is an anxious time for many as they grow up. For Rumbi it is a time that is stressful. The girl, now 18, is ready to ...

Change or perish

BEHAVIOURAL change is still a topical issue and the question that many continue to ask is whether people have changed their sexual behaviour or not?
At national level, I want to believe the...

Mai Mufundisi chose death over ART

ACCEPTANCE is the first step to healing when one tests HIV positive. Testing HIV positive comes as a shock to most people and a sense of bewilderment engulfs one as confusion reigns supreme at t...

The 3rd, 4th wife syndrome

I have been to various farms around Mashonaland West. The way both men and women exchange one spouse for another, get married and begin “a new life” is shocking.
A woman can get married to ...

Take your medicine religiously

POSITIVE living means adhering to  a nutritious diet. Most of today’s  foods are refined and therefore one needs to take a closer look at the food they eat in order to maintain a healthy lifesty...

In memory of all who passed on

CHURCHES have come together in their response to the HIV pandemic. This was reflected by the number of people who represented different churches at a candle light memorial service for those who ...

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Raw deal for HIV+ renal patients

Hepatitis B and renal failure remain a threat to people living with HIV.
A lot of people do not know that they need to be screened for Hepatitis B.
Quality access to health ser...