I choose to be alive

In October, most students are preparing for exams in South Africa but here I was contemplating suicide. I walked into the clinic with my friend as we always do when we go for our quarterly check-ups and I walked out a different person. My life was shattered when the friendly doctor told me I was…

Love, sex and STIs

Disclaimer: The following are the views of the author and should not be taken as medical advice. Please speak to a health professional to seek medical advice. So often you get into a relationship, things become serious and you start being intimate with that person. The classic boy meets girl, they fall in love and…

#AIDS2018 conference reflection…..now back to reality

It has been a week since the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam ended.  Before I get back into my everyday routine or even plan for the few remaining months of the year, I would like to reflect and share my thoughts on this year’s conference. It is reported to be the biggest conference with more…

My expectations for the #AIDS 2018 Conference

I am a young African woman who strongly believes that a world where young women and girls have control over their sexual health is possible. I have quite a lot of expectations for the upcoming International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam. These conferences are for me always a good time to reconnect with amazing…

International Women’s Day

 A healthy world starts with healthy women On this International Women’s Day, it has never been more urgent to ensure women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, so that women everywhere have the opportunity to stay healthy and achieve their goals. The leading causes of death among women of reproductive age worldwide are HIV/AIDS and…

Show your purse some love…

With our hectic lifestyles, one thing we often forget to do is to pay special attention to ourselves… down there. Yes, we might shower or take a bath twice a day but how often do we give our precious purses (vaginas) the special attention they need? Don’t fret, this is a question I have recently…