David Harrison

David Harrison

David Harrison

 

Speaking to facts, not hearts

David Harrison

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

David Harrison

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

David Harrison

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.