HIV? Me? No, I’m married! (6)

“Did you use a sterile needle to inject the heroin?” “I can’t remember to be honest, my friend just made up the shot and helped me inject it,” Dike replied. “So how long ago was this?” “About 20 years ago.” “Have you had a test for HIV or hepatitis since then?” “No.” “Well, it’s goodContinue reading “HIV? Me? No, I’m married! (6)”

How do I protect my teenage child from HIV?

Your teenager knows about Twilight, The Hunger Games, Big Bang Theory and ‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here!’ But do they know this: MORE THAN 10% OF THOSE NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH HIV IN THE UK ARE UNDER 25. Of those newly diagnosed with HIV in UK, over 10% were under 25 years. DoContinue reading “How do I protect my teenage child from HIV?”

Condoms – do they fail? Or do you? (1)

So Baako decided they would give condoms another try even though Amina wanted to try something else. If you haven’t met Amina, you can find out about her here and here “Condoms are very effective at preventing pregnancy. If used correctly, only two women out of 100 will get pregnant in one year.“ “So were we just oneContinue reading “Condoms – do they fail? Or do you? (1)”

HIV? Me? No, I am married!

Mma looked at me her eyes filled with tears. She was so overcome with emotion that she could hardly speak. I had to look down as I felt my own tears gathering behind my eyelids. I must remain professional. I must not get drawn in. “Doctor, are you sure? Are you sure this is myContinue reading “HIV? Me? No, I am married!”

Sterilisation? That’s castration, right??

Last week we found out that Amina and her husband decided to go for an abortion. The last post can be read here http://adaezeifezulike.com/2013/10/06/its-my-wifes-fault/ In the UK, the organisation that regulates doctors (called the General Medical Council or GMC for short) recognises that some doctors may have a conscientious objection to some procedures, such asContinue reading “Sterilisation? That’s castration, right??”

You’re pregnant! Congratulations! (Or not?)

A warm welcome to today’s post! I trust you have had a great time since the last blog and that you are already inspired to take positive measures towards better sexual well being. Why not let other black sisters know what new steps you’ve taken. Drop a comment in the box below and you canContinue reading “You’re pregnant! Congratulations! (Or not?)”

Contraception- to ignore it or tackle it…that is the question!

Its one of those issues that confront women at one time of their lives or another. It just wont go away! Atleast not while sex continues 😉 Many ignore it at their peril. Others barely tolerate it as a necessary evil. Where do you stand? Consider my discussion with Amina below (name changed to protectContinue reading “Contraception- to ignore it or tackle it…that is the question!”