Living with HIV

HIV? Me? No, I am married! (20) “Your wife has HIV.” I said, my eyes fixed on Dike’s face. “What! HIV!You cant be serious!” Dike jumped up from his seat. For a moment I thought he was going to smack my face. Frightened, I quickly got on my feet. From the corner of my eye,Continue reading “Living with HIV”

HIV? Me? No, I am married (18)

“Doctor, please tell my husband what is going on.” Nma put her hands together under her chin and sighed. I stared back at her confused for a moment. Could it be that she hadn’t told him her status? Was she seriously expecting me to do this? First her daughter, now her husband. How many moreContinue reading “HIV? Me? No, I am married (18)”

HIV? Me? No, I am married! (11)

Dike returned for his blood test result a week later.Β He’d called the receptionist for his result but, due to our surgery policy, this could not be given over the phone and he had been asked to make an appointment to see a doctor. Click here for information on the Afrocarribean Health Event this spring. ClickContinue reading “HIV? Me? No, I am married! (11)”

Copper Coil wins!

The result of our poll on contraceptives is out! Thanks to all who participated. You can view the poll here. The result is given below in a chart. The contraceptive pills, patch, vaginal ring, contraceptive injection, withdrawal method, natural methods (like checking cervical mucus), caps and diaphragms got no votes at all! Suprise, suprise! EnjoyContinue reading “Copper Coil wins!”

Condoms – do they fail or do you? (4)

”No, it’s okay. I will buy some,” Amina said. ”Just keep a straight face when you get to the shop counter with the condoms,” said Baako. Amina glared at him. ”Just kidding! I will buy some as well,” he said. ”Good! Like I have said in the past, there are other more effective methods ofContinue reading “Condoms – do they fail or do you? (4)”

Condoms – do they fail or do you? (3)

”Which one of you is taking up the responsibility to ensure you always have condoms available ?” I asked. (If you havent met Amina and Baako, you can meet them here and here) ”It’s a woman’s job, isnt it?” Baako shrugged. ”What makes it a woman’s job to provide contraception?” I was curious. ”Ask him,Continue reading “Condoms – do they fail or do you? (3)”

Celebrating the Sexual Wellbeing Network (SWB) community!

We welcome the 1000th member of the SWB community. You are what the blog is about. You make it all worthwhile! As a way to celebrate, we are featuring the comments of the SWB community on different topics featured on this blog. No one knows it all. Your input helps the whole community learn andContinue reading “Celebrating the Sexual Wellbeing Network (SWB) community!”

Female Condoms: Greatest Invention since sliced bread?

An article on the BBC News website yesterday caught my eye. It was titled ”The return of the Female Condom.” Some interesting pictures of female condoms on the site have been included here. I can feel some of our ladies cringing at the look of these objects πŸ˜€ They don’t look very sexy, these objects.Continue reading “Female Condoms: Greatest Invention since sliced bread?”

Female Condoms: Greatest Invention since sliced bread?

An article on the BBC News website yesterday caught my eye. It was titled ”The return of the Female Condom.” Some interesting pictures of female condoms on the site have been included here. I can feel some of our ladies cringing at the look of these objects πŸ˜€ They don’t look very sexy, these objects.Continue reading “Female Condoms: Greatest Invention since sliced bread?”