Why living with HIV doesn’t mean women can’t have fulfilling sex lives

Most of the science around HIV and AIDS focuses on risk and prevention. But one researcher is looking in a whole new direction: women’s sexual pleasure. By Melanie Green StarMetro Vancouver A new analysis out of SFU prioritizes women’s sexual pleasure and unmet needs in HIV research, a sharp contrast to previous work where prevention has dominated the discussion. Allison Carter, health science researcher with Simon Fraser University, compiled several studies together and presented her findings on Thursday, at the 27th Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS in Vancouver. She said more than…

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Zim Faces Refugees Influx…UN Appeals For Assistance

HUMANITARIAN organisation, World Food Program (WFP) has warned of a possible increase in refugees flocking into Zimbabwe amidst indications that 6000 Mozambican refugees are already camped at the buffer zone between Zimbabwean and Mozambique awaiting relocation to Tongogara camp in Chipinge. By Michael Gwarisa According to WFP, due to clashes between Mozambican government forces and Renamo, and renewed insecurity in the Kasai Region of the  Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an increased number of refugees entered the country in 2017. The situation if unabated, could lead to serious health problems…

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US Gvt To Scale Up Cervical Cancer Screening In Zim

THE United States Government (USD) says it will now support cervical cancer screening activities in Zimbabwe amidst indications that the disease has of  late been the leading cause of death in women i over the past few years. By Michael Gwarisa According to national statistics, Cervical cancer kills not less than 2000 women annually. Speaking at the just held PEPFAR HIV/AIDS Media Awards, Charged d’ Affairs at the US Embassy, Jennifer Savage said focus would now shift fighting cervical cancer screening to ensure early detection and treatment of the disease.…

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HealthTimes Reporter Wins National HIV/AIDS Reporting Award

THE United States Embassy, through support from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) recognised four Zimbabwean Journalists for outstanding contribution to HIV and AIDS reporting in Zimbabwe. By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking during the awards ceremony, Jennifer Savage, Charge d, Affairs at the United States Embassy said the awards are a symbol of continued U.S commitment to ensuring that Zimbabweans had access to information about support services available to those affected by HIV. “Your commitment to reporting on issues that affect your communities as well as solutions being…

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JUST IN: Nurses Withdraw Court Application

THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) has withdrawn their court application amidst indications that the two parties (i.e government and ZINA) could have reached an agreement of some sort leading to the reversal of their application. By Michael Gwarisa The nurse’s body had approached the high court seeking an order to bar government from terminating their contracts of employment. Zimbabwe Nurses Association filed an urgent chamber application in the High Court on Friday 20 April 2018 seeking an order to stop the Health Services Board (HSB), Hon. Parirenyatwa and Vice-President Chiwenga…

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Sweden/PSI Sign Sexual Reproductive Health Deal

THE Swedish Embassy has partnered the Population Services International (PSI) in a deal that will ensure improved access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information, products and services for all in Zimbabwe. HealthTimes Correspondant According to the deal, PSI will receive SEK60 000 000 over three years (2018-2021). Through their social media platform Facebook, Swedish Embassy said, “The intervention will go beyond the provision of family planning services to include #cervicalcancer prevention, @menstrual hygiene management, screening and treatment of #STIs, and services for survivors of #sexualviolence.” They added that…

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#BREAKING: ZINA SG Dongo To Run As ZANU PF MP?

ZIMBABWE Nurses Association (ZINA) Secretary General, Enock Dongo will be running as Member of Parliament for Chipinge Constituency on a ZANU PF ticket. By Michael Gwarisa According to a poster already making rounds on social media, Dongo will is gunning for the Chipinge East constituency in the forthcoming harmonized elections. Contacted for comment by HealthTimes regards the issue, Dongo hung up on this reporter before switching off his mobile phone. However, Dongo’s decision to run on a ZANU PF ticket has been received with mixed reactions with many indicating that…

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Zimplats Takes Albinism Campaign To Rural Binga

LEADING Platinum producer, Zimplats says it is taking its Albinism campaign drive dubbed “Beyond this Skin” to Binga where they will donate sunscreen lotions and hats raised from Hat Raiser event which was held in Harare last month. HealthTimes Correspondent Zimplats Head of Corporate Affairs, Busi Chindove said they will be going to rural areas to donate hats and sunscreen lotions to people living with albinism. “After the successful campaigns we have had we will be going rural now and our next campaign will be in Binga, Matebeleland North. We…

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Nurse Raped While On Duty

A female nurse at Extension 2 Clinic in, GaboroneBotswana was raped while on duty early Sunday morning while she was taking a health break. Botswana Health and Wellness minister, Dr Alfred Madigele said the incident was regrettable and matter has already been reported to police. “Early Sunday morning one of our female nurse was raped on duty at Extension 2 clinic in Gaborone. The incident happened when the nurse was on a health break at around 4am. The nurse was seen by doctors the same morning in the clinic and…

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Nurses Fate To Be Sealed On Thursday

HIGH court Judge, Justice Amy Tsanga is expected to preside over the application by the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) where they are seeking an order to bar government from terminating their contracts of employment. Zimbabwe Nurses Association filed an urgent chamber application in the High Court on Friday 20 April 2018 seeking an order to stop the HSB, Hon. Parirenyatwa and Vice-President Chiwenga from terminating the services of nurses and to declare the termination of their employment contracts as null and void and be stopped from filling their positions. In…

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