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HIV in the News

18 April 2011

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

    A Grade I pupil was forced to drop out of school because his teacher suspected he was HIV positive. The pupil, Sipho who is an OVC after his father passed away, is currently staying with his aunt.

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

    Ugandan man has come to the country to propose that he be allowed to sell an immune booster to assist in the country's fight against chronic diseases.

    The man, who states that this is not a cure as scientifically there is no cure for HIV/AIDS, has however already offered his medication to a bedridden local for free to try it out and it has allegedly helped him to recover from being bed-ridden.

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

    The public is warned of a product that is being distributed in Swaziland being labelled as a cure for HIV yet scientifically there is none.

    A mixture of lemons and other natural ingredients called 'Umlingo, Wamangcolosi' is being sold to people as a supposed HIV cure.

  • Swazi Observer

    Minister for Health, Benedict Xaba believes the war against HIV is slowly being won. This is because figures indicate a drastic decline in the prevalence rate amongst teenagers - especially those from 16 to 19 years.

17 April 2011

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

    The Global Fund has approved US$47 941 669 (about E335 million) as a grant for Swaziland to fight HIV/AIDS.

    According to a statement released by the Swaziland Country Co-ordinating Mechanism (CCM), and the principal recipient of the fund the National Emergency Response Council on HIV and AIDS (NERCHA), 20 organisations will benefit from this grant.