Category: Society

  In my meanderings on the internet—trying to bring something fresh and new to our discussions—I came across self-stigma. Self-stigma is how people with…

Who remembers the days when it was only the privileged that had access to ARVs? They would have relatives and friends send them drugs…

Adapted from http://www.citypress.co.za/citypress-says/he-died-of-a-long-illness-20120505/ I adapted this poem to give equal footing for both men and women who “die of a long illness.” This poem…

In an intense moment of passion, a condom breaks. A condom breaking is scary for a number of reasons, but first remain calm, relax,…

Not too long ago, I was asked to write an article about caregivers for the Nation on Sunday’s Everywoman. In writing it, I was touched…

In 2012, an estimated 600 transgender women were murdered in Latin America because of their gender identity. Transgenders experience stigma, discrimination, abuse, are ostracised…

To understand this entry, one needs to be open minded, non-evaluative and non-judgemental. Transgender refers to individuals who do not identify with their biological…

Gene therapy could provide hope for another “functional cure”, a one-off treatment without the use of ARVs. A cell is the smallest basic unit…