Author: Thandeka Teyise

Grandmothers give hope

A group of grandmothers in Khayelitsha, supported by St Luke’€™s Hospice, is taking the initiative to care for their children and grandchildren who are sick with HIV/AIDS. Thandeka Teyise asked the group’€™s co-ordinator Nomakula Mrubuta about the challenges they face.

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ARVs for all in W.Cape by March 2005

HIV prevalence in the Western Cape is the lowest in the country – 13,1 percent compared to a national figure of 27,9 percent in the 2003 Antenatal HIV Prevalence Survey. However in parts of the province levels are much higher.

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Risky behaviour

The Durex Global Sex Survey shows that South Africans are careless about AIDS. Fifty eight percent of us have unprotected sex despite living in a country with one of the highest HIV prevalence levels in the world. Health-e spoke to a matriculant living with AIDS about the importance of safer sex.

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Positive living at school

HIV/AIDS continues to challenge our society at every level ‘€“ including our schools. How dies a matric pupil cope with hearing that she is HIV positive mid-way through her final year at school and how has this affected her relationships with and preparations for her matric exams?

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Fighting FAS together

The effort to prevent Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in South Africa and elsewhere requires strong partnerships among government, non-governmental organizations and communities.

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