Patients in danger as ARVs run out

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MORE than half a million people living with HIV and AIDS are in danger as the public hospitals countrywide are experiencing shortages of the anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs. Continue reading

HIV positive students suffer discrimination

Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+) Bulawayo chairperson, Anderson Ndlovu.

Despite years of hard work by government agencies, NGOs and community groups, youths living with HIV and AIDS are still stigmatised at school and in their communities. Continue reading

HIV-infected baby not cured after all

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A toddler born in Mississippi, in the USA, has turned out to still be infected with the HIV virus after-all. The toddler had been administered an aggressive anti-retroviral therapy after being born to an HIV positive mother who had not received any prenatal HIV therapy.
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Unpacking HIV, AIDS through the lenses of religion

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The world has been battling the spread of HIV and Aids which continues to claim millions of lives every single day. It is for this reason that majority of these people are pinning their hopes on science and medicine while others in Zimbabwe have resorted to faith healing. Continue reading

Snip Decision: Africa’s Campaign To Circumcise Its Men

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If you turn on a radio in Zimbabwe these days, it won’t be long before you hear a public service spot featuring the voice of a deejay who goes by the name “Napster the Radio Master.” Napster tells his audience that … Continue reading

Farewell Madiba!

July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

HAZ honors and celebrates the life of Nelson Rolinhlanhla Mandela (Madiba). Mandela was not a remarkable icon only for his well-known life-long fight for justice, social and economic parity for the people of South Africa, but also for his fight in his later years, against HIV and AIDS. Continue reading

Murambatsvina Two to hit HIV sufferers

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THE government’s decision to embark on the demolition of illegal structures around the country which has been likened to the widely criticised 2005 Murambatsvina campaign, will hit HIV/AIDS patients hardest, rights activists have warned. Continue reading

Many struggle to survive in “City of Gold”

Struggling to survive ... Mbizo Sibanda and his family outside their room at Durban Deep Hostel.

TOO weak to sit, or even hold up his head, Prince Sibanda is slowly starving to death. The baby is almost two but his tiny body resembles that of an infant of five months. Continue reading

ZNNP+ launches Miss HIV

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THE Zimbabwe National Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS has launched a pageant for women living with HIV/AIDS in Matabeleland South Province.
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Adventist HIV/AIDS ministry reducing stigma

Doctors Oscar and Eugenia Giordano are directors of the Adventist AIDS International Ministry, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Instead of establishing one big office, they launched in 2003 with a small office and built up a network of partners throughout Africa.

In the past decade, the Adventist Church has established more than 3,000 programs to help those affected by HIV/AIDS in 26 countries. Continue reading