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“I Know, Do you Know?” Campaign in South Africa

The SAfAIDS “I Know, Do you Know?” Campaign for #EndingAdolescentsAIDS in South Africa is targeted at generating increased debate and discussion on the importance of knowing one’s HIV status as an entry point for HIV prevention, treatment, adherence, care and psycho-social support. The campaign will serve as a platform to mobilize Adolescents to take up HIV testing and treatment, encourage uptake of other combination prevention programmes like Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision and offer Psychosocial support associated with adolescent disclosure as well as provision of family planning services for those who require them.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Right,“Young people are the solution - not the problem”

SAfAIDS and Centre for Positive Care held a two days workshop from the 30 - 31 March 2015 at CASA Grande conference centre near Brits Town. The workshop was attended by 34 (20 females and 14 males) out of school youth from different farms and villages of Brits town.  The purpose of the workshop was to build capacity of YPiSA on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV prevention.

South African National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB 2012 - 2016

The publication of the National Strategic Plan on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB) 2012 – 2016 marks a milestone in our nation’s response to the dual epidemics of HIV and TB. This five-year strategy reflects the progress we have made in achieving a clearer understanding of the challenges posed by these epidemics and the increasing unity of purpose among all the stakeholders, who are driven by a shared vision to attain the highest impact of our policies towards our long-term vision of zero new HIV and TB infections. Working together, over the past few years we have been able to register some marked progress in a number of critical areas in our response, such as a significant reduction in the vertical transmission of HIV and expanding access to a comprehensive package of HIV, STI and TB services.

A Success Story: The Etafeni Trust Fit for Life, Fit for Work Programme

A Success Story: The Etafeni Trust Fit for Life, Fit for Work Programme: Integrating Economic Empowerment Skills into Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming for Young People

Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS Challenging the Sexual Cleansing of Ifutha to Address GBV in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA), a South African community-based organisation located in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township is one such organisation working to challenge and address harmful cultural beliefs and practices that heighten women’s susceptibility to HIV infection and to experiencing gender based violence.

Fit for Life, Fit for Work Success Story Documentation: The Fit for Life, Fit for Work Model Documentation of an integrated approach towards reducing sexual and reproductive health-related vulnerability in four South African communities

Fit for Life, Fit for Work Success Story Documentation: The Fit for Life, Fit for Work Model Documentation of an integrated approach towards reducing sexual and reproductive health-related vulnerability in four South African communities

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