Dreading To Go Home: The Plight Of Transgender People In Zimbabwe

IN a few weeks’ time, the festive season will be upon us and for many families, it’s a time to meet and catch up on almost everything that would have happened throughout the course of the year. For some college and university students, holidays such as the festive season brings some sort of relief and therapy away from the hectic academic schedule. By Michael Gwarisa However, the same cannot be said for the Transgender and Intersex community in Zimbabwe who in most cases have to think twice and deeply before…

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Zimbos Now Buying ARVs In Zambia

PEOPLE Living With HIV have resorted to buying Antiretroviral drugs from neighboring Zambia amidst fears of developing side effects from the expired stocks currently being dispensed in some health institutions. By Kudakwashe Pembere & Michael Gwarisa This is despite the assurance from the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) that the medicines have been tested and certified safe for consumption by people living with HIV. Speaking to HealthTimes on the sidelines of a march against ARV stock-outs,  Gumisai Bonzo a women living with HIV said they have organised groups to…

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Parliament Petitioned Over ARV Shortages

PEOPLE Living With HIV (PLHIV) have handed over a petition to the Parliament of Zimbabwe in a bid to push government to urgently allocate financial resources to arrest the prevailing drug shortage before the situation goes out of hand. By Michael Gwarisa The development comes at the back of indications that the National Aids Council (NAC) is sitting on a cash pile of RTGS$20 million which they are failing to convert to United States (US) dollars needed to procure drugs from source markets. In an interview on the side-lines of…

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