HIV and AIDS

Mbeki HIV Stance Gains Support on Twitter

Former president Thabo Mbeki’s argument of Twitter gained lots of support from people who praised him ‘for his facts’ on the issue of HIV/AIDS.
 
There are also some people who still regarded him as a denialist, after Mbeki released his letter titled ‘Some observations on HIV & mortality in South Africa’ in a series of letters he normally publishes on Mondays.
 

Ramaphosa: Sex Workers to Access ARVs

Sex workers, long ignored by the government and harassed by police, will finally get access to HIV treatment and prevention - but decriminalisation has not been dealt with by government and this could hobble the initiative.
 
Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, released a detailed plan on Friday to ensure sex workers achieve better healthcare.
 
With about 70 percent of sex workers in Johannesburg are HIV-positive, Ramaphosa said sex workers will now receive antiretrovirals as soon as they test positive.
 

TAC Slam Mbeki Over HIV/AIDS

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has launched a blistering attack against former president, Thabo Mbeki, over his contentious stance on AIDS, which has killed hundreds of thousands of South Africans.

"The impact of Mbeki’s AIDS denialism was catastrophic," the group says in statement in response to the former statesman's letter, which forms part of a series of letters attempting to reframe Mbeki's presidency.

Mbeki’s AIDS Comments ‘Irrelevant Debate’

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) has criticised former president, Thabo Mbeki, describing his recent statements on HIV/AIDS as an ‘irrelevant debate’
Mbeki, in the latest of his series of letters published on his institute’s website, denied he ever said “HIV does not cause AIDS.”

This week, SANAC, which is chaired by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, called on South Africans to ignore Mbeki’s statements.

Researchers Support Mbeki’s Stance on AIDS

Independent researchers, advocate Anthony Brink and Chris Rawiins, have come out in support of former president, Thabo Mbeki's views on HIV/AIDS.

Brink, who has written several research books on the treatment of HIV including his most noted book ‘Debating AZT: Mbeki and the AIDS Drug Controversy’, says Mbeki is correct in what he wrote in his recent open letter.

He is echoes Mbeki’s view that a virus does not cause a syndrome, adding that the outrage at his stance on HIV came from white liberal establishments who had bought a story sold by America.

Female Condom Use on the Rise

With the focus on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) this week, data shows an encouraging increase in the number of women taking charge of their sexual health.

Siyabulela Mamkeli, mayoral committee member for health at the City of Cape Town’s the city’s health directorate, says they have noticed an increase in the number of female condoms distributed via its network of clinics and community outreach campaigns.

NRASD: Process Evaluation - Community Adherence Clubs

The National Religious Association for Social Development (NRASD), in partnership with the National Department of Health, is calling for proposals for a process evaluation of the NRASD ART Adherence Programme funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

Programme evaluation organisations and practitioners with proven experience and the requisite qualifications in evaluation are invited to submit proposals. For a detailed Terms of Reference, refer to www.nrasd.org.za.  

Call for Proporals: AIDS 2016 - Global Village and Youth Programme

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.

Shout-It-Now: Human Resources Manager

Shout-It-Now is a non-governmental organisation that delivers high quality HIV/AIDS education, voluntary testing and confidential counselling services to local communities across South Africa. Its innovative and technology-based approach is geared towards the youth - where our collective future lies.

Shout-It-Now seeks to appoint a Human Resources Manager, based in the Western Cape.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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