Thematic Focus Areas
Welcome to this section where information covering our core thematic focus areas is grouped.
- HIV Prevention
- HIV Treatment
- HIV Care
- HIV Support
- Human Rights
- Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender
- Orphans and Vulnerable Children
- Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
SAfAIDS in partnership with the Family Life Association implemented a Sexual Reproductive Health ( SRH) national dialogue on Family Planning for young people. The dialogue brought together 30 young people from different organisations working with young people to discuss SRH issues affecting them. The organisations included AMICAALL, Super buddies, Swaziland Young Women’s Network (SYWON), Khulisa umntfwana, Rock of hope, FLAS and SWANNEPHA.
Masiza Lukhele is an ex-miner who lives in Buseleni - a chiefdom found in Nkwene constituency. He earns a living from keeping poultry in a small scale that helps him keep his family slightly above the poverty datum line. He was diagnosed with TB while working in the dusty tunnels of one of the South African mines. He first enrolled for treatment in Lebanon hospital in the Republic of South Africa and was successful in completing a six months long treatment. During his treatment he was compelled to retire from work.
SAfAIDS in collaboration with the miners association conducted 2 meetings with TB affected communities in 2 Constituencies (Nkwene and Mpolonjeni) on 19-20th November 2014. During these meetings the communities were given refresher training on TB (with more emphasis on TB symptoms, community coordinated support in identifying TB patients for TB treatment and adherence). The newly developed National Strategic Plan (NSP 2015-2019) on TB was introduced to the communities through a presentation by the National TB Programme (NTP).
Reference Handbook for Young Champions Facilitators
"My Big Story Book - Learners & Teachers Tell Their Stories on Living with HIV": A Practical Guide for teachers
Workbook for Ages10 - 12 Years
- Get as much information as you can about TB. With more information, a person can make the right choices and cope effectively with TB and HIV
- Ask your health care provider for more information on TB that you can read at home
- Find out if there are organisations within your community that deal with TB and other related diseases such as HIV
- Find out if there are support groups in your community and join them. This will improve your quality of life as you will be able to share information with people who have survived TB and HIV
Considering the roles that leaders play in society and their responsibility to represent all their constituents, it is critical that leaders advocate on behalf of the LGBTI members of society. Southern African countries have numerous organisations that represent the needs of LGBTI individuals, often under very challenging conditions. These organisations can be more effective if they have the support of political, traditional and religious leaders.