HIV and AIDS

Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Adonis Musati Project: Fundraiser

The Adonis Musati Project (AMP) was named after a young Zimbabwean man who died of starvation on the streets of Cape Town while queuing to get his asylum papers. The project strives to empower marginalised refugees and migrants in South Africa through fostering sustainable support networks and encouraging personal development that achieves lasting change.

AMP seeks to appoint a part-time Fundraiser to further expand its existing institutional and private donor base. This position is based in Cape Town.

Mandatory Testing for HIV/AIDS: Treatment as Prevention - Two Sides of the Same Coin

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international independent medical humanitarian organisation, and SHAWCO Health UCT, a dynamic, innovative and passionate student-run organisation based in CapeTown, have partnered to bring a high level debate that will engender critical thinking on health-related issues in and around the region.

Join in the discussion on 5 May 2011 (18h00 - 20h00) in Cape Town as the following panel engage on the issue of mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS:

Ugandan NGO Opposes AIDS Bill

Members of civil society and security organisations want the Ugandan Parliament to two sections of the controversial HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to criminalise a person who attempts or intentionally pass on HIV to another person.

The Northern Regional Prisons Commander, Alfred Okullu, warns that it will not be easy to prove that one has intentionally transmitted HIV/AIDS to another person.

"More resources should be invested in behavioural change in the fight against HIV/AIDS," explains Okullu.

NGOs Slam People Who Steal ARVs

Stealing antiretrovirals (ARVs) is murder, according to the National Association of People Living with HIV and AIDS (NAPWA).

In a press statement, NAPWA secretary-general, Nkululeko Nxesi, points out that, “The lives of many people who are HIV positive depend on ARVs. Therefore those people who are selling ARVs... for recreational use are killing innocent people.”

Nxesi also called for better security in the public health system.

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