We all know by now that HIV is a virus that enters the human body and destroys its immune system (defence system), making the person vulnerable to all sorts of diseases. We also all know that it takes time for a person who has been infected to develop symptoms.
Talking about HIV transmission has always been a difficult issue in Namibia because it is mostly happening through unprotected sexual intercourse. It is therefore impossible to talk about HIV
transmission, and subsequently prevention, without talking about sex.
What is love? What is the difference between sexual attraction and deeper feelings that grow with a relationship? Should you have sex to demonstrate your love for someone? Is it possible to have love without sex?
Last week, in the classroom …
Stanley: You know what? I heard that Cherina didn’t read the latest issue of the OYO magazine, the one on rape.
Sandie: Do you know why?
Stanley: Maybe it’s because she has been raped. I don’t know.
Two days later, at the hostel …
Sandie: Did you know that Cherina was raped?
Letho: No, how do you know?
Sandie: Well, she refused to read the OYO magazine on rape, because it brought back bad memories!