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- New courses now available
Please feel free to contact me for a full brochure of what these courses entail as well as pricing. If you have any contacts within your network that are interested, please let me know.
- A large proportion of pregnant and breastfeeding women with high viral load were undiagnosed in a study conducted in Kenya, Malawi and South Africa.
- People living with HIV are significantly more likely to smoke or have smoked than those who are HIV negative, studies have shown. Moreover, previous studies have reported that being HIV positive almost doubles a person's risk for having a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI).
- Disappointing new study results have dealt a serious blow to hopes for a vaginal gel to help women protect themselves from HIV infection. A gel containing 1% tenofovir (Viread) failed to show any greater efficacy than a placebo gel. Poor adherence appeared to be the primary reason for the gel's failure.
- Infection with VZV (varicella zoster virus), a member of the herpes virus family, is relatively common. In general, in childhood VZV causes chickenpox and in adults it recurs to cause shingles. After the signs and symptoms of chickenpox resolve, VZV goes into a state of latent infection inside nerve cells. It is generally held in check by the immune system. However, as the immune system weakens with age, VZV can become reactivated, resulting in shingles. Shingles is a painful skin condition that is most commonly seen in people over the age of 50. However, there are cases when the immune system becomes weakened, such as stress from another infection, that can allow the reactivation of VZV leading to shingles even in younger people. In the time before the availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART), rates of shingles were high among HIV-positive people. Fortunately, ART became available in high-income countries in 1996, and since then serious infections arising from weakened immunity are less common among people taking ART.
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NEW COURSES ON OFFER:
- ‘5 ALIVE’ BODY WELLNESS AND IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING YOUR STATS;
A. BMI/BLOOD PRESSURE/CHOLESTEROL/BLOOD SUGAR/HIV
- ‘CHASING THE DRAGON’ ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE.
- ‘MY DINGELING’ MENS HEALTH ;
A. PROSTATE/TESTICULAR CANCER. ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION& MORE
- ‘STRESS ME LESS’ FUN INTERACTIVE STRESS LESS SESSION FOR ALL.
- ‘I DON’T FEEL WELL’
A. HOME & PERSONAL HYGIENE/FOOD TIPS/ HOME REMEDIES
- ‘COULD YOU SPEAK UP’ PRESENTATION SKILLS :
A. POWERPOINT DESIGN/VOICE MANAGEMENT/FORMAL PRESENTATIONS
- ‘HOW TO EDUCATE MY CHILD ABOUT SEX AND SEXUALITY’.
A. IN-DEPTH DIALOGUE ON CHILD SAFETY/WHAT TO SAY WHEN/HAPPY & HELP ME SCREAM
ALL OF THE COURSES AND INTERVENTION OFFERED FROM ON – QUE ARE AT 25% OFF FROM THE 1ST OF FEBRUARY TO THE 1ST OF JUNE 2015.