The above message goes a long way in informing us how to prevent AIDS
“HIV/AIDS messages targeted at the youth need to move from the conventional abstinence message to include messages for those who are sexually active, a key official has advised.
The head of the Kenya National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) Nicholas Muraguri said that 40 percent of Kenyan youth become sexually active before they reach 19 years old and 75 percent of them do not use protection in their first sexual encounter.
“We all would like our young people not to be sexually active – that’s the perception from the parent – but the reality is otherwise,” he informed.
“Do young people access correct information about sexuality and sex? The answer is No. They still have to use social media and peers and we cannot run away from this,” he stated.
Speaking ahead of the World AIDS day to be commemorated on Thursday, Dr Muraguri noted that HIV prevalence among people between the ages of 15 and 24 years is 3.8 percent.
“People are surviving longer than we anticipated. The children who were born with HIV are no longer children, they are now becoming adolescents, and they are also becoming parents. It brings a whole new dimension of HIV management that as a country we have to face,” he said.
Various HIV/AIDS campaigns targeted at the youth over the years have only focused on abstinence as the only way to prevent HIV transmission.
UNESCO National HIV/AIDS Programme Officer Jane Kamau noted that there was need to link the HIV/AIDS policies from different sectors so as to send a uniform message.
“Definitely as a society and as a country we don’t expect them to abstain forever but at the same time we need to prepare them so that even as they engage, they are mature and will be able to address their sexual and reproductive health needs,” she added.
19- year-old Dorcas Kawira was born with HIV. By the age of six, she was orphaned. She is now a law student in one of the public universities.
Kawira wants the government to provide training and support in schools for children living with HIV.
“The challenges of these children and young people are many. Like when I recently joined the law school, I was put in a hostel where there were four of us and I was wondering how I was going to take my medication,” she said.
“So you find most of these children when they go to institutions like boarding schools, they quit taking their drugs because they fear people will know their status.”
This years World AIDS day theme is ‘Getting to Zero’.
This means Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.”
Source: CAPITAL NEWS
Beauty indeed lies in the eyes of the beholder.However,this need not be a costly adventure.
The following are some home beauty tips one can apply to attain that classy and confident look:
Home beauty Tip 1:Facial beauty tips
Home Beauty Tip 2:Skin care
This can be achieved by developing a regular cleansing,toning and moisturizing techniques using natural products
Those with acne problems can make use of garlic to kill all bacterias from the area affected.The steps to be taken include
- crush fresh garlic
- apply a small portion onto the acne
- let it stay for 10minutes
- rinse it off
- moisturize your face
Skin care can also be enhanced through the use of tomato pulp,and honey,each applied separately or on alternate days.
To get a smooth skin,i would recommend that one applies olive oil onto the face before retiring to bed at night
Home Beauty Tip 3: Hair care
To avoid having weak and brittle hair, i would recommend the following:
- make a mixture of 1 egg,1/4 avocado,and 3 tablespoons of tomato pulp.
- wash your hair to remove oil
- apply the egg,avocado and tomato mixture
- allow it to rest for 30 minutes
- wash and rinse off your hair using a herbal shampoo
- blow dry your hair at home,or visit a salon for a set to me made
Home Beauty Tip 4:Nail care
To avoid having weak nails,it is recommended that one does a manicure at least once per week.
- remove previous nail polish
- file nails from the side to the center using a wooden nail file
- apply lanolin cream on your cuticles
- soak your hands in warm water for at least 15 minutes
- remove your hands from the water and using a soft wooden cuticle pusher,push teh cuticles back
- wash your hands
- apply a body scrub on your hands whilst massaging for 3 minutes
- wash off the scrub and dry your hands
- apply the desirable nail polish starting with a base coat
Home Beauty Tip 4:Mouth Care
For those who suffer form a bad mouth smell,you could try gurgling your mouth with baking soda mixed into water ;then finish off by brushing your teeth.
This should be done daily
All the above home beauty tips can be undertaken in less that 2 hours.
Enjoy these home beauty tips
Today i heard the most shocking news.
Can you believe it that the Government Chemist whose mandate is to analyze all crime forensic related evidence in the country is short staffed
Cases of sexual violence are therefore not well prosecuted due to this shortage of staffing.
Why would the government only allow 2 forensic scientists to work in this department,when there are thousands of qualified youth looking for jobs?
Where exactly does the priority of our government lie?
The last two weeks have seen Alfred Mutua make blunders.
First,he publicly denied knowledge of any famine related deaths in the country
Today,we are being told how he went ahead and placed adverts in newspapers that cost the tax payer Kshs 2.5M.
I don’t understand why the president still has this guy in office.He should just be told to pack and go or even face the wrath of Mama Lucy Kibaki
If the office of the Prime Minister has let go of Miguna Miguna,why can’t the office of the president follow suit
Mutua,please do as a favor of stepping down or styling up
I do hope that you will heed this call
How to know if you are in an abusive relationship in Kenya:
It is not hard for one to gauge if they are in an abusive relationship, as one can use the following indicators t establish this:
- Does you partner insist on accompanying you everywhere?
- Does your partner question all phone conversations with people of the opposite sex
- Is your partner overly jealous
- Does your partner control your movements
- Does your partner threaten to harm you in any way during an argument
- Does your partner restrict your contact with friends and relatives
- Does your partner always threaten to divorce or throw you out of the matrimonial house
If your answer is YES to any of the above questions, it is good for you to seek help from a friend, relative or professional counselors
Do not procrastinate seeking help when experiencing any form of violence, lest something serious actually happens to you or your children
Regarding domestic violence, we all need to ACT NOW to help those affected and help prevent new cases of domestic violence.
We finally have the Kenyan Prime Minister,Raila Odinga leading by example.
It doesn’t matter what his motive are.
Raila has paid his tax
Whether its this move is politically driven……
Raila has paid his tax
Whether its a PR gimmick…….
Raila has paid his tax
Whether its a selfish move…….
Raila has paid his tax
What Kenyans want is for everyone to pay up his taxes that will go along way in building out infrastructure