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HIV in the News

17 March 2012

  • Weekend Observer

    A packed auditorium at the Mountain Inn heard how the country suffered the impact of the fiscal crisis and the emphasis was on households.

    Participants heard that there were more than 66% of households not directly affected by the fiscal challenges facing the country.

  • Weekend Observer

    Hygiene is something that I admire a lot in men: in particular, a circumcised male reproductive organ. As the circumcision programme is rolled out in Swaziland, it is hoped that the number of HIV infections will decrease. Some men dispute how the removal of the foreskin prevents HIV transmission. Let this be a discussion for another day!

  • Swazi News

    The United Nations has warned that delayed and some reductions in government spending in the social sector as well as cuts in the labour income, threatens the country's progress towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals.

    This would be in health, education and food security.

  • Swazi News

    Infectious clinical waste is lying in an open field at the National TB Hospital, raising fears of negligence induced infections.

    Some hospital staff blew the whistle about the anomaly this week, registering fears that their lives were at risk.

  • Swazi News

    Circumcised men may have a slightly lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who still have their foreskin, according to a US study.

    The World Health Organisation already recommends the controversial procedure based on research showing it lowers heterosexual men's risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.