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HIV in the News

30 March 2012

  • http://www.times.co.sz
    Times of Swaziland

    Cervical cancer screening is especially important for women's health, but how and when it should be done has been the subject to debate.

  • Swazi Observer

    Intergenerational Sexual Partnerships (sugar daddies) place young women at a high risk of contracting HIV.

    "Young women need to know that if their male partner is more than 10 years older than them, they are at a much greater risk of infection than with a same-age partner," said Lusweti Institute Social Behavioural Change Communication Coordinator Leslie Hamilton.

  • Weekend Observer

    Nurses and workers at the National TB Hospital in Moneni abandoned patients to sit outside, far away in fear of being contaminated by the highly contagious disease.

    There are 60 patients whose lives are now in danger because there is no one to either help them take medication or observe how they react.

29 March 2012

  • Swazi Observer

    Minister of Health Benedict Xaba said cervical cancer patients form a large portion of patients sent to South Africa for treatment.

    People sent to South Africa under Phalala Fund consume 10% of the ministry of health's annual budget.

28 March 2012

  • Swazi Observer

    World TB day commemoration at Matsanjeni Inkhundla was attended by officials from the World Health Organisation, the Ministry of Health, various NGOs as well as residents.

    It is commemorated on March 24. "Stop TB in our Lifetime," is the theme of this year's Commemoration.