World AIDS Day 2021 – End Inequalities, End AIDS

HIV has been with us for more than 3 decades. Millions have died worldwide. South Africa has been “ground zero” in some ways, being the country with the highest number of people living with HIV. The game-changer was, and is, ant-retroviral treatment (ART). ART does not cure or eradicate HIV but it does control [...]

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Love Your Body? Then Stop Smoking

Smoking nicotine-containing cigarettes is similar to a slow form of suicide. The consequences, the impact on your body systems and organs, may not be immediately obvious but will, in time, become deadly clear. Silent killer The biggest and most deadly consequences of smoking are those taking place silently in your body. Every time you [...]

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How Substance Abuse Affects Families

Drug addiction and substance abuse affect not only the addicted person themselves, but also their loved ones. Children, spouses, life-partners and parents all feel the impact of substance abuse. While drug addicts need professional medical care and compassion to help them overcome their addictions, family members also need support and counselling to help them [...]

By |2021-12-06T11:09:35+02:00Dec 6th, 2021|Features|0 Comments

HIV Focus – Why Does HIV Communication Still Matter?

The way we talk about HIV has a significant impact on how it is perceived, and how those living with HIV are treated by society. While understanding and communication around HIV have grown and improved in recent years, there are still many misconceptions about the illness, and it’s important to use HIV communication and [...]

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Review, Refine, Recommit

The calendar throws up several opportunities that are worth grabbing. Mondays are usually good days to start things. Sundays often feel like the best time to rest. The new year, and birthdays, are often times for starting new goals or projects… and as we approach year-end it may be an excellent opportunity for reflection [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:33:27+02:00Dec 6th, 2021|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

HIV and AIDS in South Africa

Many of us are tired of hearing messages about HIV and Aids, and yet new infections are still happening every day. Perhaps the statistics will help us take note of the seriousness of the matter again. The World Health Organisation (WHO) makes the following information known: General population: South Africa has the largest number [...]

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Substance Abuse During The Festive Season

As the holiday season approaches with its many social activities, safe and moderate consumption of alcohol or any other potentially harmful substance is highly recommended. Do not spoil your or your family’s enjoyment by irresponsible substance abuse. Studies have shown that as many as 90% adults in the RSA have had experience with alcoholic [...]

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