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David Harrison

David Harrison

    Empowerment needs connections

    It's about much more than pin-stripes and requires business and other leaders to open up social and economic connections between the world of plenty.

    Speaking to facts, not hearts

    For a campaign whose tagline is "talk about it", retracting the billboard was a bitter pill to swallow. It wasn't so much about loss of face as trying to reconcile the public response with the concerns expressed by organisations within the sector. Last weekend in the town of Paul Roux in the eastern Free State, 1  000 parents and children met in response to loveLife's call to face HIV.

    Lets talk about sex

    There is great shock value in surveys of HIV and sexual behaviour among teenagers. Half of all young people claim to have had sex by age 17, and one in 12 is HIV positive before her 20th birthday.

    Let's talk about sex

    There is great shock value in surveys of HIV and sexual behaviour among teenagers. Half of all young people claim to have had sex by age 17, and one in 12 is HIV positive before her 20th birthday. I say “her” because most HIV infection among 15- to 24-year-olds (77%) occurs in women, writes David Harrison, CEO of loveLife.