Zimbabwe: Legislators in Public HIV Testing and Circumcision


The government officials underwent voluntary counselling and public testing for HIV in an effort to encourage other citizens to follow suit.
Photo: Herald

At least 40 legislators were circum­cised under the Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Against HIV and Aids programme.

  • Zimbabwe:  60 MPs Agree to Public Aids Test

    SW Radio Africa, 14 June 2012

    Members of Zimbabwe's parliament are set to lead the way in the fight to stop the spread of HIV in the country, with more than 60 MPs agreeing to a public AIDS test next week. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  66 000 Risk Losing ARVs Allocation

    The Herald, 23 May 2012

    AT least 66 000 people on anti-retroviral drugs risk losing their allocation if no steps are taken owing to a new regimen and the withdrawal by some donors, a health official has ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Change or Perish

    The Herald, 16 March 2012

    Behaviour change is key to stop the spread of HIV. Other programmes like the prevention from mother to child transmission, condom use, universal access and condom use are, in my ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  From Brink of Death to Advocate of Rights

    The Herald, 8 March 2012

    A shocking testimony that would have one jump out of their skin is what the launch of Zimbabwe Parliamentarians on HIV (ZIPAH) witnessed last week in Harare. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MPs' Initiative in HIV and Aids Fight Spot On

    The Herald, 3 March 2012

    Legislators - who of late have been associated with negative things like childish heckling, absenteeism and incessant demands for rewards, and alleged abuse of public funds ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Circumcision for Legislators

    The Herald, 3 March 2012

    Over 170 Parliamentarians from across the political divide have pledged to undergo voluntary counselling and HIV testing. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Declare HIV Status, MPs Challenged

    The Herald, 2 March 2012

    PRESIDENT Mugabe has challenged legislators to declare their HIV status to fight the stigma associated with the virus. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Condoms in Schools - Let Children Speak

    The Herald, 3 November 2011

    RECENTLY, there has been debate that condoms ought to be distributed in schools to curb the spread of HIV. This was not the National Aids Council's (NAC) view, but they were ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Junior MP Says Sex Rampant in Schools

    The Herald, 22 October 2011

    A junior parliamentarian has called on Government to provide contraceptives in schools arguing that unprotected sex among pupils is rampant in high schools. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zimbabwe MP Escapes Forced HIV Test

    The Nation, 12 August 2011

    A Zimbabwean High Court judge has ruled that courts cannot compel individuals to undergo HIV tests where they are accused of infecting their partners with the virus, throwing the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Court Orders MP to Take HIV Test

    The Herald, 8 July 2011

    BULAWAYO regional magistrate Mr Mark Dzira yesterday ordered the Member of the House of Assembly for Insiza South Siyabonga Malandu Ncube who is facing a charge of deliberately ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  HIV Scandal - MP Placed on Remand

    The Herald, 24 June 2011

    THE Member of Parliament for Insiza South, Siyabonga Malandu Ncube, was yesterday formally placed on remand on allegations of deliberately infecting a Bulawayo female journalist ... read more »