|Senator calls for sex once a month|
|Saturday, 16 July 2011 02:00|
Contributing to debate on the first report on HIV and Aids dealing with access to treatment in the Senate on Wednesday, Ms Mlotshwa said it was important to reduce men's appetite for sex.
"I want to contribute by saying that all the other avenues have been looked into and the only avenue left is for us as parliamentarians to decide or suggest reducing the appetite for men and their insatiable greed for women.
"If the scientists that we have here look into the issue of trying to inject men with a substance that will make them lose appetite and use that chance once a month at home, I think that might help.
Sen Mlotshwa said God was not aware that there would be HIV when he created men and and women.
"I am looking at it from this angle and I am thinking that when we were created this problem of HIV was not there. People might think that I am joking, but I seriously think if I were the Minister responsible for men, I would really enforce law onto our men," she said.
"I urge the senators that we will be launching ZIPAH in this Parliament. I suggest that in our committee, let us launch by testing and posting the results for everyone to see and know our status so that when we talk about HIV and Aids people know about our needs," Sen Mlotshwa said.
Contributing to the same debate, Muzarabani Senator Jenia Manyeruke (Zanu-PF), called on the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare to source more anti-retroviral drugs.
"We are asking that ARVs be readily available or that there be n'angas and prophets to assist in dispensing vaccines for Aids.
Sen Manyeruke said some HIV patients were forced to keep taking cotrimoxazole because they could not raise bus fare to go to hospitals to access ARVs.
Gwanda Senator Japhet Dube (Zanu-PF) said the proposal to give schoolchildren condoms was destructive.
Sen Dube said the Aids levy should be used to buy food for those living with HIV and Aids.
"Those from the National Aids Council should look at the availability of food for those infected with HIV for that period when they are still living. They should do that with other stakeholders and non governmental organisations," he said.