HIV/AIDS

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

Friday 22 July: Gender Links (GL) in partnership with Amplify Change, today announces the launch of the Voice and Choice Fund targeting Women’s Rights Organisations in Southern Africa focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The fund is part of GL’s vision of an inclusive, equal and just society in which women and girls in all their diversities exercise their voice […]

New HIV infections among young women worrying

New HIV infections among young women worrying

By Lungelo Ndhlovu The prevalence of new HIV infections among young girls and women has emerged as a cause of concern in Zimbabwe, with 1 705 new HIV infections recorded from females in Bulawayo-Metropolitan province alone, according to the National Aids Council of Zimbabwe (NAC). The HIV prevalence rate among adults in Bulawayo between the […]

February 10, 2022 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Bots: Discrimination on disclosure of status

Bots: Discrimination on disclosure of status

By Keamogetse Motone, Gaborone, 1 December: Botswana remains one of the countries which is hard hit by HIV and AIDS. Although there are many ways people can live with the virus, some people still find it hard to live positively with HIV and to disclose their HIV status to their partners as well as their […]

January 10, 2022 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Call for stories on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

Call for stories on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

Synopsis Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat for the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance is calling for stories to be published as part of its the Sixteen Days of Activism news series. GL will pay $100 for innovative and in-depth stories in print, radio or video that can be uploaded online. Key dates Submit […]

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

Covid-19 affecting HIV treatment

Covid-19 affecting HIV treatment

By Fortunate Muzarabani, Bulawayo, 15 July: Undocumented immigrants are struggling to access Anti-Retroviral Treatment in South Africa and in Zimbabwe quarantine centres. Miriam Siziba (not her real name) was in South Africa when the Covid-19 lockdown started, where she worked as a domestic worker in Alberton. As an undocumented immigrant, she was already struggling to […]

Botswana’s HIV response impacted by COVID-19

Botswana’s HIV response impacted by COVID-19

By Ruth Kedikilwe, Gaborone , 9  July: The world is battling the  Corona virus disease (COVID 19) which  continues to dominate the agenda. The last time Botswana faced a pandemic of a similar magnitude was HIV which over the years has become relatively manageable. The Co-Chairperson of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition and former Minister […]

Les patients atteints du VIH-SIDA sont parmi les plus vulnérables en cette période d’urgence sanitaire.

Les patients atteints du VIH-SIDA sont parmi les plus vulnérables en cette période d’urgence sanitaire.

By Vonjy Arisoa Antananarivo, 24 June: Les patients atteints du VIH-SIDA sont parmi les plus vulnérables en cette période d’urgence sanitaire. Selon les faits mondiaux, l’interruption des médicaments de ces patients est souvent la principale cause de leur fragilité. Pour éviter donc les risques de détérioration de leur santé, les traitements doivent se poursuivre. La […]

HIV testing and treatment in the time of COVID-19

HIV testing and treatment in the time of COVID-19

Matiisetso Mosala Maseru, 5 May: As the world battles the novel Corona virus the challenge in Lesotho has not only been trying to keep the virus out but strengthening healthcare services and ensuring safety as the nationwide lock down came into effect. Lesotho has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world. It […]

COVID could reverse gains made in access to SRHR services

COVID could reverse gains made in access to SRHR services

Lusaka, 30 April: Tough as life may have been to her, Nsofwa Petronella Sampa, has bigger dreams in life. At two, she lost her dad, eight years later, at 10, her mum passed on too. However, the families of both the mother and father have been too instrumental in her life to see her get […]