In a 2004 study amongst women in Zimbabwe, the average age of sexual debut was 18 years with 11.8% of women reporting sexual debut at 15 or earlier and women with earlier sexual debut having increased HIV risk due to having more sexual partners (Pettifor, van der Straten, Dunbar, Shiboski & Padian, 2004). Of the [...]
This piece was written by Joan Dommisse, a journalist at the Mail & Guardian, and an English teacher and Head of Department at a number of secondary schools over the past 26 years. Since her retirement in 2000, Joan has been working in township and other schools on HIV programmes. Six of her HIV/AIDS workshops [...]
The pint-sized condom called Hotshot with the slogan “it fits when passion hits” is aimed at male teens who are sexually active. They are only manufactured and available in Switzerland since March this year (2010). Research has shown that across Europe Teens don’t use condoms as the sizes available are just too big. The Telegraph [...]
Just settled into my Sunday Morning ritual, drinking my first cup of coffee, hearing the silence around me (the whole family still asleep) and devouring my Sunday Times Newspaper that has been delivered to my doorstep.
As an author of a Guide and Resource Book (HIV & AIDS), the Sunday Times often provides interesting information and articles in my field of interest.