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#31247 - 08/31/06 04:43 PM Re: HIV/AIDS & Race *****
S'timela samalahle Offline
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Registered: 12/21/05
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Loc: united kingdom
Liqiniso leli Pamela, indlela abantu abaziphatha ngapha lapha phetsheya ayiniki nhlonipho ngitsho. Ngendlela abantu abatshintshana ngaya lapha kwezocansi ilihlazo kakhulu, ubuntu lobu ebesilabo sisasekhaya abantu sebabulahla kodwa nganxanye isizwe silwa lokumemetheka kwalowo mkhuhlane we-Aids, ingqubela phambili ingaphi khonapho?
Kuhle ukuthi abantu baziphathe bazinike ubuntu lobu ebesilalo bengathathwa ludumo lokubaphetsheya ngoba lokhu okwenzakala lapha kuyayangisa iqiniso, angiboni ukuthi lalaba abantu abazama ukulungiselwa bayakwenza lokhu.
Imizi eminengi isiphelile kanti labantwana sebesekelelwa abasakhuzwa inhlonipho abalayo, umuntu omdala abamazi. Kuhle ukuthi siqondise amaphutha ethu singakachithekelwa yisizwe sethu.

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#32913 - 11/25/06 10:50 PM Re: HIV/AIDS & Race [Re: S'timela samalahle]
Mabila Offline
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President Thabo may have been correct after all in stating that HIV does not cause AIDS. Amazing.........
Am sure wafumbatha uThabo!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7392714813681917173&q=hiv
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#34284 - 07/02/07 10:12 PM Re: HIV/AIDS & Race [Re: Nomangqika]
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#34691 - 08/30/07 02:23 PM Re: HIV/AIDS & Race [Re: Nomangqika]
Mabila Offline
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ONLY THOSE WHO RESORT TO ABSTINENCE ARE SAFE BAKWETHU!!

PlusNews [mailto:noreply@IRINnews.org]


SOUTH AFRICA: Condom recall hurts prevention drive

JOHANNESBURG, 29 August 2007 (PLUSNEWS) - The lives of millions of South Africans could be at risk, and South Africa's health department has recalled 20 million government condoms as it scrambles to do damage control after allegations of corruption in the country's quality-assurance and standards body.

The condoms were recalled on 23 August after media reports alleged that Sphiwe Fikizolo, a testing manager at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), which is responsible for assuring that all condoms produced in the country conform to World Health Organisation standards, had accepted money from the manufacturer in return for certifying defective condoms.

Jeffery Hurwitz, executive director of Latex Surgical Products (Pty) Limited (LSP), which manufactured the condoms, Sajeev Joseph, an employee, and Fikizolo have been charged with fraud and corruption.

Despite the recall, health department spokesperson Sibani Mngadi maintained that only Choice condoms bearing the serial number 4308/ZLX had been affected, and 90 percent of government condoms were of good quality: of the 20 million LSP condoms recalled, only an estimated seven million would have been directly compromised by the alleged corruption.

Mngadi said the department distributed 400 million condoms annually, sourced from seven suppliers, including LSP, which supplied nine percent of the total.

SABS spokesman Erno Botes said the bureau had begun a full audit of all condom manufacturers in the country in response to the allegations, and had also reviewed all available test records for LSP condoms for the past year.

"When the case broke, we revisited the files; we still have records of the performance of batches," Botes said. "Under normal circumstances, these condoms would not have passed."

The audit included the test results for 91 batches, but Mike McNerney, the SABS general manager of food and health, admitted that the bureau had been unable to locate the results for 14 batches and said this was highly unusual.

He said it was important to understand what was meant by a failed batch. "If a batch fails, that means the risk of failure increases, but not that all condoms [in the batch] will fail. But the bottom line is that the products failed and never should have been released."

McNerney said laboratory tests, which often placed condoms under stresses above and beyond those of normal usage circumstances, might produce a worst-case scenario picture of the problem. "We can't specifically quantify the increase in risk in terms of human use, we can only go off laboratory tests," he commented.

As of 28 August, the government had quarantined 4.5 million Choice condoms while it continued its public awareness campaign, the main intervention in the wake of the recall.

"We are trying to minimise the possibility of risk, which means we are trying to get through to as many people as possible about the recall," Mngadi said. "We are encouraging people who may really be uncertain about what this means for them to contact the AIDS helpline."

The recall is a blow to what has been a hard-fought condomisation campaign in the country. "It's definitely a setback. We've done a lot of work promoting this brand. The rebranding of the grey government condoms with the AIDS ribbon into Choice condoms meant an increase in annual distribution."

Mngadi said the recall had left communities suspicious of the government's free condoms. "We are working to find the best strategy to manage the damage done to the brand's reputation and the public's confidence in the product."

David Nowitz, senior marketing manager of the Society for Family Health (SFH), which has partnered the government for several years in branding and distributing the Choice condoms, said, "I think those behind the scandal have done the AIDS prevention cause a huge disservice. However, it's important for people to remember that we're talking about the actions of a couple of individuals, and not a whole public healthcare system."

At the Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE), director Dr Warren Parker suggested that this series of events might provide an opportunity to rethink prevention.

"It's unfortunate that the selfish economic interests of people who put the programme in place ... have put the public at risk," he said. "The recall undermines what has been an overall very successful condom campaign with very strong logistics and increased in demand over time."

Parker praised the department's courage in dealing openly with the problem and added the recall might be food for thought. "It stresses the importance of multi-dimensional prevention programmes: for example, there is still a need to reduce concurrent and multi-partner sexual partnerships. In that sense, the recall may be an opportunity to refocus prevention efforts."
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#34692 - 08/30/07 02:38 PM Re: HIV/AIDS & Race [Re: Mabila]
iBoyz yezkweyeni Offline
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Registered: 11/07/01
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No, not abstinence. Okufunekayo yikuthi sithandaneni one-to-one(monogamy)so that kungabi le promiscuity. Ukuthi singa bhebhani akusiyo mvelo lokho.

Ubufebe, not sex, is the problem. Asikholiseni izithandwa zethu so long kungekho ukufeba.

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#34712 - 09/02/07 09:43 PM Re: HIV/AIDS & Race [Re: iBoyz yezkweyeni]
vunguza Offline
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Registered: 06/09/07
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Loc: emaguswini
bakamthwakazi

phela indaba ye-aids ile-twist e-funny okubuhlungu. kwabangakathathani, the big question is; how long can you keep using the latex when you claim to be in love (& probably ucabanga ukuthi liyathembana) lomuntu wakho? much as i-prospect ye-condom ingekho terribly insipiring, ake sicabange nje ukuthi insisting on condom use lesithandwa raises questions about infidelity and (lack of) trust each time the man put on the latex. kwasebethathene khona i'm sure its even worse, even lalapho omunye esebenza ekudeni.

lingizwe kahle, kangitsho ukuthi abantu balungile nge skin-to-skin kind of arrangement, kodwa questions about consistency in protected sex are valid because generally, people tend to take it for granted that if you have been going out with someone for a long time then ukugqokisa umfana becomes a non-issue.

but there is more. the thing about social grants for single (read: teenage) mothers in RSA is also having an impact on the spread of HIV/AIDS in two ways. first: young girls will not think twice about getting a 'fatherless' child if that makes them elligible for R600 per child per month from the department of social development.

second:pay attention to this. at the risk of spreading dubious information, having a CD4 count of less than 200 lakho kule-benefit, about R800 per person. but are people deliberately infecting themselves to get social aid? that is in doubt. but what makes it interesting is that othatha isisu esingelayise (with also raises serious questions about immorality) just for the money also exposes themselves to ingculaza. i guess what i am trying to say is kwi-situation enjalo, people don't take matters of precaution seriously, partly because the misfortune of getting the virus is linked to certain benefits kwesinye isikhathi.

sad, isn't it?


Edited by vunguza (09/02/07 09:53 PM)
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#34719 - 09/04/07 03:10 PM Re: HIV/AIDS & Race [Re: vunguza]
Meli Omuhle Offline
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Registered: 01/03/07
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Loc: United Kingdom
Bakwethu, kanti kuyini okubi ngokugqokisa umfana kwabathetheneyo uma kulesizatho. Angithi kuyafana nje umalifuna ukondla abantwana lapha ngekhaya, ubaba laye uyalembatha nje ikhondomu njengomama laye esenelisa ukuhlatshwa kumbe ukunatha phela amaphilizi okwelamisela khatshana. Ekadeni thina besithi nxa sezisiza inkomo phela sikhuphe siqedele phansi, pho lamuhla njengoba amanzi layo isepa sekuhlupha kangaka kwenziweni. Lizopo lakhobaba. Nanto ikhondomu. Kuyaletha isikhathi sokuthi lithole ukudlala lomama phela nxa usipha umama isitho ujibuluka laso phambikwakhe umama, kumbe mhlawumbe uthi akugqokise nguye ukuzephela abonekuhle igugu leli lalapha ngekhaya elamenza watshiya abangakwabo abamthanda kangaka weza lapha ukuzamelana lakho phela ukuthokozisana lawe. Ngiyema lapha.
NguMmeli wamaTshangane.

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#34758 - 09/11/07 07:03 AM Re: HIV/AIDS & Race [Re: Meli Omuhle]
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Meli, Ngeqiniso logically, akukhonto embi ngokusebenzisa ijazi kunkosikazi wakho, kodwa ke practically angikholwa ukuthi insizwa zakoMthwakazi zingayikhwabitha leyo ndaba. Yebo kambe if yu are charismatic yu may convince ubaba ukuthi inkonzo yecansi liyiqhube ngaleyo ndlela kodwa nxa sekuyisikhathi sayo uzalimuka sekulaphaya ukuthi akusebenzi. Nxa lifisa uku khontrola inzalo ngisajesta ukuthi lidinge ezinye indlela hatshi le eyamajazi. Kanti njalo shuwa khona abamuntu selingabhensela ukuthi impilo yenu yonke isingeyephepheni, hayi a. Shuwa amaphepha liwenze inxenye ye-grocery acitshe afane letshukela yona engamelanga iswelakale ekhaya. Lawe nina kusa kwamalanga onke uvuke usiyalahlana lamaphepha angcolileyo, hayi bakwethu. Asazi nxa bekhona abakwenelisayo.

Vunguza, Utsho kahle. Uba abantu bejayelana bacina bethembana, okungasuke kubafake engozini yegciwane. Mina ngibona sengathi into engasiza yikuhlolwa igazi. Ngeqiniso if yu are not into commercial sex kodwa uhlangana lomuntu ngoba umthanda with time yu are likely to compromise and before yu get there zamani ukwazana ukuthi limi kanjani kwezegciwane ngoba lanxa umthanda omunye wakho njalo ethembekile, imbali yakhe ngeke uze ukwazi ukuthi yamtshiya emi njani.
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#34803 - 09/17/07 07:24 AM Re: HIV/AIDS & Race [Re: Gaselomhle]
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Gasela. Uyishaye ekhaleni sibili. Ngikubona kuyinto engeke ijabulise umuntu wesifazane ukuthi nsukuzonke ekuseni avuke esiyalahla amaplastiki angcolileyo. Khona kuyinto emnandi ukuthi abantu abathandanayo bazwane mzimba wonke, kube lokuhlukana kwemhluzi isuka komunye isiya komunye. Kuyindlela yokuxoxa kwabathandanayo.

Ngethemba Meli, uzakubona kuyinto enhle okubekwe ngudadewethu.
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