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1 December 2016

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World AIDS day and What YOU Must Know

Written by on 1 December 2016

‘Persons living with HIV/AIDS can live healthy lives and attain viral load suppression’    Every 1st December, across the globe we celebrate World AIDS Day (WAD ) to continue reinforcing  awareness on HIV/AIDS as well as remember souls lost  to this worldwide menace, just like many  other countries, Ghana today joins millions other people all over to celebrate this very significant day in the history  of mankind, hence I will like to throw more light on few key points that we all need to  digest on as Duty bearers, Civil Society, Networks, Person living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVs)etc.  Despite the fact that HIV/AIDS is known to destroy the immune system of an individual gradually,  therefore resulting in frequent illness and weaker immune system, PLHIVs can still live healthy and  fulfilling lives if they show greater commitment and adhere to various treatment regimen they are  placed on. Whether we are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, it is important for us to be abreast with conditions that are associated with the disease, this will help us cope easily with them as PLHIVs and/ or  support others cope with them.    HIV/AIDS is connected with common clinical manifestation such as nausea, anaemia, headache,  cough, fatigue, diarrhoea, skin lesions, weight loss etc. though most people dismiss these conditions  as bothersome or everyday problems, PLHIVs must seek medical assistance when such conditions  arise, persist and get worse rather than resorting to self-medication. Eating food high in protein and more green leafy vegetables will help combat anaemia; whiles taking  in a lot of water and resting will combat fatigue and headache. Following routine doctor’s appointment and taking of anti-retroviral drugs correctly and on time will help slow HIV from destroying the immune system, to monitor how the system of a PLHIV is  functioning, it is important that chemistry laboratory tests are done every six month or once in a  year. Viral load and CD4 test are very important to enable service providers know the quantity of HIV  present in the bloodstream and how fast they are reproducing as well determine the strength of the  immune system  PLHIVs must abhor practices such as smoking and intake of alcohol to help them stay healthy, staying  in clean environment and exercising regularly must also be part of the daily routine of person living  with HIV/AIDS . Taking in a lot of fluids like broth, coconut water, oral rehydrated solution, less spicy foods can also  help combat diarrhoea.   Persons living with HIV/AIDS have the right to education, employment, marriage, giving birth,  forming and joining association of their choice, owing properties among others.  They must never be denied access to health care and must be treated with mutual respect, care, love  and dignity, Ending AIDS in 2030 and achieving the 90-90-90 as part of the SDGs (sustainable  development goal) will requires that we integrate HIV services into existing programs and ensure  that quality and comprehensive treatment services are offered for all person irrespective of race,  religion, colour, sexual orientation, ethnicity etc.   The vision to making Ghana HIV-free will require collective effort with focus on ensuring that 90%  of all citizens know their HIV status, 90% of those who test positive to HIV are enrolled unto treatment  whiles 90% of those on treatment are retained in care continuum and have viral load suppression.   Let us all ponder of these words as we celebrate long time survivors of HIV/AIDS today; whiles we  take a minute of silence to remember souls lost to HIV/ AIDS as well congratulate ourselves for the  numerous achievements we have attained.  We all have an HIV status, we are all HIV equal, whether positive or negative we owe each other  respect, care, support and love     […]

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28 November 2016

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Worlas Launches His Maiden Multilingual Album. Titles it “My God Is Good”

Written by on 28 November 2016

Worlas is a sensation. He is just captivating. What makes him adorable the more is his versatility when it comes to his linguistic prowess. This December, Worlas launches his maiden Multilingual album. Titles  it – “My God Is Good”. In anticipation of this event, both foreigners and locals alike are trooping into the Hohoe township. […]

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28 November 2016

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Bello Couture GH Features In Sparkzuta’s Private Fashion Party

Written by on 28 November 2016

On the 30th of December 2016, what promises to be one of the largest privately organized fashion and business parties is anticipated to rock the deepest foundations of the African continent. What makes this event one of a kind is that, organizers range from top fashion brands, bloggers and publicists, media houses and award winning […]

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tema arts and fashion festival 2016

14 November 2016

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This December: TEMA Arts and Fashion Festival 2016

Written by on 14 November 2016

December is here again and the city of Tema is getting excited about the biggest street art and fashion  festival that has been hitting the city for the past two years.  It is the Tema Arts and Fashion Festival also known  as TAFF. According to the organizers, Initials & Signatures Ltd, the street festival was initiated in 2014 to create  opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and businesses, advocate for greener and healthy environment  and to promote tourism among others using various forms of art, fashion and entertainment . As it has been the practice for the past two years, participating vendors in different goods and services  will be displaying for sales.  Artists will have their talents and skills in full display for the viewing pleasure  of patrons of the festival. The three-day festival will also witness fashion runway shows, stage  performances, photography, street art processions and musical concerts among other entertaining  activities. This year’s event kick-starts on Friday December 16 through to Sunday December 18 at the Tema  Community 4 Basketball Court and Streets off the Tema General Hospital Road from morning till late  evening each day.  This year sees top notch industries and firms sponsoring the event for the full potential to be actualised. Amongst them are the trans-national branding firm InkGate Global, media houses such as TV3, Viasat One, the host Initials and Signatures Ltd, amidst […]

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8 November 2016

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Meet The Sensational MCExtraordinaire; Kwesi Omega.

Written by on 8 November 2016

Norshie Israel Asiwome (Kwesi Omega- K. O ) is a 24 year old and the last born of 3 boys. A handsome young man full of passion and love for the MIC – very goal driven, hardworking, humble and honest. He started his Journey to live his childhood dream and that is to become one […]

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