SAFAIDS In Adolescents Contraceptives Drive

THE Southern African HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Services (SAFAIDS) is conducting a comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SHRH) program in the country’s hard to reach areas. By Michael Gwarisa The program dubbed “Her Choice,” is a one year project currently being offered in the country’s three districts namely Kariba, Mberengwa and Rushinga. It aims at equipping young people with SHRH information as well as teaching them about proper and correct use of contraceptives to avoid unwanted pregnancies, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Speaking during a breakfast meeting,…

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50 percent of Sex Workers Report Using HIV Prevention: UNAIDS

ABOUT 50 percent of sex workers in Zimbabwe reported getting at least two prevention services against HIV in the past three months in 2018, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAIDS) has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere In the Global Aids Update 2019 report released recently, UNAIDS said the possible  prevention services received included condoms and lubricant, counselling on condom use and safe sex, and testing of sexually transmitted infections. “Despite the availability of a widening array of effective HIV prevention tools and methods—and a massive scale-up of antiretroviral therapy…

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Women Pressure Groups Demand Commission of Inquiry On Magaya

THE Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) wants a commission of inquiry to probe sexual abuse allegations levelled against Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya. By Kudakwashe Pembere The organisation is a group of women pressure groups in the country.  WCoZ chairperson Ms Ronika Mumbire told journalists on Friday that the organisation was disturbed by a series of videos and images circulating on social media where the women who had initially reported violations withdrew their reports on the same platform. “”This raises questions around credibility of allegations, public…

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