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Taking the HIV Response to the Masses at the Bush Fire Festival
The National Emergency Response Council on HIV and AIDS (NERCHA) is committed in efforts to halt the advance of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the Kingdom of Eswatini beyond 2022 in line with the new national slogan of Sicondzene Ngco! Ne HIV/AIDS; Asiyesabi, Focusing on the Fight against AIDS and not the Fright which involves stigma and discrimination. The new slogan was pronounced by His Majesty King Mswati III during the State Opening of the 4th session of the 11th parliament of Eswatini, which replaced the vision of Ending AIDS by 2022.
Loveless Love Affairs
Transactional sex is not sex work but refers to non-marital, non-commercial sexual relationships motivated by an implicit assumption that sex will be exchanged for material support or other benefits. Most women and men involved in transactional sex relationships consider themselves as partners or lovers rather than sellers or buyers. Conflating transactional sex and sex work in intervention design and funding may be counterproductive, as interventions designed for sex workers will not reach people engaged in transactional sex.
The Connection between TB and HIV
The week has been an eventful one where we celebrated World TB Day and spread messages around the importance of ensuring fast tracked Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) and Tuberculosis (TB) treatment in people living with HIV because, this ultimately saves lives.
Supporting Someone Living with HIV
…… Having a solid understanding of HIV is essential in supporting your loved one. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been discussing and delving deep into the issue of self-acceptance about your HIV status which is highly beneficial in gaining the necessary confidence to disclose your HIV status to your partner.
International Condom Day to put "FUN BACK IN SAFER SEX"
AHF in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, NERCHA, UNFPA, PSI Eswatini to activate AHF’s fun and informative International Condom Day on Saturday February 15th at the George Hotel Gardens, to promote HIV and STIs prevention and healthy lifestyle choices under the theme “Safer is Fun.”
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