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Cartoon: HIV as a lion, CD4 as soldiers and ARVs make the soldiers stronger! (translated to Zulu)

Authors: Tulio de Oliveira

This series of presentations used cartoons that portray HIV as a lion (Ibhubesi translation in Zulu), CD4 cells as soldiers (Amasosha, Zulu translation) and that show how ARVs make the soldiers stronger as they provide them with armour.

BioAfrica and SATuRN use art to present scientific facts. We are involved in many community engagement activities. Over the last years we have presented on eight occasions to the community around Africa Centre. The presentations are focused on the origin of HIV, the causes and consequences of drug resistance development and how to successfully manage HIV and TB treatment.

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The Head of external relations at Africa Centre, Mr. Mbongiseni W. Buthelezi, also attended this series of presentations. He was excited by the presentation and commented 'Thank you so much for your superb presentation to a group of Somkhele Primary school learners. You really rose to the occasion given their level of cognitive development. I have no doubt that such a graphic presentation drove the message home. One could see the faces of the kids beaming with excitement!'

Click here to download the cartoons in powerpoint format


Scientific Community Engagement Activities in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pediatrician in Swaziland - A pediatrician named Ryan Phelps from Denison, TX tells tales about his work in Swaziland with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, among other things.

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Photo: Photographic Workshop with Zwelethu Mthethwa
From Astrid Treffry-Goatley, date: 2012-06-02

Cartoon: HIV as a lion, CD4 as soldiers and ARVs make the soldiers stronger! (translated to Zulu)
From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2012-05-01

Poetry: Toward A SATuRN Hope
From Joshua Machao, date: 2012-04-14

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Art and science links to:

Wellcome Trust Collection - Art of Global Health project

Pediatrician in Swaziland Blog and Website

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