New NAC Boss Should Be Openly Living With HIV- Activists

PEOPLE Living With HIV (PLHIV) and other HIV activists have called on government to at least hire a new Chief Executive Officer(CEO) for the  National Aids Council (NAC) who is currently living openly with HIV and understands the plight and issues affecting PLHV. By Michael Gwarisa The call comes after NAC recently put out an advertisement seeking the services of a new CEO after it resigned its long serving CEO, Dr Tapuwa Magure. The post is currently being held by NAC Operations Manager, Mr Raymond Yekeye on an acting basis.…

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HIV Testing Beams Longevity To People Living With HIV: Rev Kapachawo

THE old adage which says “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’, aptly sums up the journey through which renowned HIV activist and clergyman, Reverend Maxwell Kapachawo walked in his quest to conquer the ravenous HIV/AIDS claiming millions of lives annually. By Kudakwashe Pembere Most of you still remember the famed 2005 Television and Radio advert, “Ini ndiriPastor uyezve ndiri HIV Positive. Ndinosevenza neZinerela. Shoko rangu guru nderekuti HIV haina shasha inogona kubata chero munhu. Mwari vanechekuita nehupenyu hwangu nehwako. Naizvozvo ngativarumbidzei Hallelujah! ….Ngatinamateyi kuti Mwari…

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Sex Workers Conference Expose Health Workers Unprofessionalism

NEGATIVE attitudes coupled with high level stigma by nursing and other health staff at various health centers is to blame for the high Anti Retro-viral Treatment (ART) default rate among sex workers in various parts of the country, sex worker organisations have said. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Gweru These revelations were made by sex worker organisations at the just ended National Sex Workers conference that was hosted by the Zimbabwe Aids Network (ZAN) in Gweru which aimed among other things to deliberate on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) issues…

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