As a result of an NGO in the Eastern Cape using incentives to encourage people to check their status, HIV testing has tripled in four villages.
"Qualitative interviews with employees showed that lotteries, which were advertised through posters and pamphlets two weeks before HIV testing days, facilitated discussions about HIV in the build-up to the testing day. This increased workers’ understanding about why they needed to get tested. In the end, they went to get tested because of the benefits of knowing their status that they learned about through these discussions, rather than to win a prize," says Martin Weihs, adviser to the Automotive Industry Development Centre.
My work with perpetrators threw me into a deep depression – but not for the reasons you might think. The truth is, we all have multiple facets to our personalities and these perpetrators were no different. They were abusers of children, but some of them were funny, intelligent, creative and interesting.
After attending their group sessions for several weeks, one of the perpetrators asked me in front of the group how I felt about them now. “Do you think we are all monsters?”
Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed:
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.