Seeing results after raising your voice, doing campaigns and events is the best thing that can happen. Today is that day!
HIV is one of the leading killers in southern Africa and health authorities and organisations tried to encourage safe sex for a long time. Now we finally see results! More than 100 million condoms were distributed in Zimbabwe last year, which is a huge increase on previous years. This indicates that more people were practising safe sex in the battle against HIV.
According to the National Aids Council, HIV rates in Zimbabwe have declined by 30 per cent since 2009. But the battle is not yet over, because about 1.3 million Zimbabweans out of a population of 13 million still live with HIV, with 618,980 people on anti-retroviral treatment. Condoms are freely available in public places including bars, clinics and colleges and they are handed out by community health workers in rural areas. Shops also sell them at a government-subsidised rate.
Designers Against Aids keeps fighting and we know for sure other organisations are too !