HIV and AIDS

Well-known parents speak out about HIV

How do well-known South Africans deal with talking about sex to their children? To celebrate youth during the month of June, Thandeka Teyise of Health-e News speaks to two role models. The Mayor of Cape Town, NomaIndia Mfeketho, says children have the right to know more about issues that affect them and that discussing sex opens their minds, enabling them to make informed choices. Essop Pahad, Minister in the President’€™s Office feels HIV awareness messages are getting through to the youth but adds that it is still best for parents to talk to their children about their options.

How do well-known South Africans deal with talking about sex to their children? To celebrate youth during the month of June, Thandeka Teyise of Health-e News speaks to two role models. The Mayor of Cape Town, NomaIndia Mfeketho, says children have the right to know more about issues that affect them and that discussing sex opens their minds, enabling them to make informed choices. Essop Pahad, Minister in the President’€™s Office feels HIV awareness messages are getting through to the youth but adds that it is still best for parents to talk to their children about their options.

 Thandeka Teyise compiled this report in isiXhosa and English.

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