Fridays are Red Ribbon days

22 November 2017 The countdown to World Aids Day has already begun, and South Africans are reminded to continue participating in Red Ribbon Fridays in the build up to 1 December. Red Ribbon Fridays started on 10 November and should be sustained until 1 December on World Aids Day. This has also been encouraged by […]

South Africa: Say No to ‘Blessers’ and Unsafe Sex for Material Goods – Health MEC

Original article on | 6 December 2016 Limpopo health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba says ‘blessers’ and ‘blessees’ must fall. Ramathuba was speaking during World AIDS Day celebrations on Thursday in Mhlava Willem, outside Giyani. The MEC said the so-called blessers (older men dating young girls in exchange for money) are infecting young girls with HIV/AIDS. […]

A quick update on HIV: Are we winning the fight?

Original article on| 1December 2016 | by Ramneek Ahluwalia On World AIDS Day, we traditionally take stock of the progress made during the year in addressing HIV/AIDS – one of humanity’s greatest emergencies. Again this year we do so, but with the youth in sharp focus as we endeavour to reach an ambitious, but not […]