the HIVe

collecting HIV/AIDS info for my community

The Informer – be informed!

Posted by Rouvanne van den Berg on May 29, 2007

The InformerA few weeks ago I was introduced to The Informer, a newspaper format practical guide to HIV and AIDS, produced by Emphasis Media, after I had received a few complimentary copies by mail. We had just been in hectic planning stages to put together a concert series that will hopefully generate more awareness around HIV/AIDS.

We immediately subscribed to the paper, getting into contact with Lauren Rapson (webmaster@net-commerce.co.za), and it seems that we are probably going to strike up some kind of arrangement where they will in future add some interesting material to this blog.

It is an amazing publication – especially when I am at a stage where I am searching for information to educate myself better, and want to know what other people and organizations are doing to highlight and fight HIV/AIDS. It’s the kind of publication that all business’s should subscribe to (R81,60 for 12 issues… ja, peanuts); to have on waiting-room magazine tables; in staff canteens and smoking rooms; in doctors practices; in factories and coffee-shops.

It has such a wide variety of articles and news items, and even though I have only seen one edition so far, I am sure that this is one of the most relevant publications around.

Some of the headlines from Volume 5 include: Musicians make magic: Child-headed households to get support through money raised; HIV/AIDS & Human Rights; Let’s talk about… Female Condoms; Legal Issues on HIV/AIDS – Informed and health-wise: What you need to know about a medical aid scheme; Ask the Doc, and several other areas where you can write in and ask all those questions you’re normally too embarrassed to ask.

Awesome stuff. And well done to Emphasis Media for putting this much needed information together.

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