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HIV in the News

8 March 2011

  • Swazi Observer

    Tomorrow, the ministry of health, through the National Male Circumcision Unit, will engage women on a discussion about male circumcision.

    The discussion would form part of Women's Day celebration, which is usually celebrated internationally every year on March 8.

7 March 2011

  • Swazi Observer

    Tuberculosis patients staged a protest at Hlatikulu government hospital yesterday morning alleging that a patient died after he was given injection by a nurse.

    Sources stated the patients said they did not want to be treated by the 'deadly' nurse as they feared for their lives.

5 March 2011

  • Weekend Observer

    When woman are pregnant, it is important that they undergo antenatal care with trained midwives and healthcare providers.

    Antenatal care refers to the medical and nursing care recommended for women before and during pregnancy. According to Nurse Futhi Dlamini at the Family Life Association of Swaziland (FLAS), antenatal care should start as soon as you discover you are pregnant.

4 March 2011

  • Swazi Observer

    The HIV and AIDS epidemic in Swaziland has reached very high proportions. Prevalence rates show that one of every four people between the ages of 15 to 49 year is infected (SDHS: 2007). The 11th Sentinel Surveillance concurs in that it indicates that 42% of pregnant women are HIV positive.

  • Swazi Observer

    Upper respiratory infections were the leading causes of ill-health for outpatients last year accounting for 29%.