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Brothers for Lifeambassador Kagiso Modupe (33) has decided to get medically circumcised and is calling on 2000 men across the country to join him. Modupe is well loved for starring as Mangi Nyathi on the popularTV programme Scandal. “I would like South African men to join me in a celebration of masculinity, brotherhood and good health. I’m calling on men to be circumcised with me on Saturday, 11... continue reading
Oziel and Mpume Mdletshe are a happily married, sero-discordant couple from [PLACE]. Sero-discordant means that they have different HIV statuses: Mpume is HIV-, and Oziel is HIV+. To many this may seem like an impossible obstacle to overcome, but this beautiful couple have found a way to make it work. “The first thing in your relationship is the love you have for each other,” says Mpume. She... continue reading
Brothers for Life, the seven year old men’s health and wellbeing movement has clinched two Apex awards at a ceremony in Johannesburg on the 7th July 2016.  The awards recognise the combined efforts of advertising agency Joe Public, media strategists Mediology and the Centre for Communication Impact over the life of a campaign to educate South Africans about the benefits of Medical Male... continue reading
Brothers for Life cares about South African men, which is why we have launched a campaign to encourage men to test for HIV. Our message: Negative of Positive, you are the same person. If you are negative, you can stay that way with MMC and condoms. If you are positive, you can control the virus with ARVs and make sure you use condoms to protect your partners. Yes, you should eat healthy food,... continue reading
The JHHESA Board wishes to congratulate Mr Richard Delate on his recent appointment as Managing Director of JHHESA. He replaces the founding Managing Director, Dr Patrick Coleman, who retired in August 2011. Dr Coleman has left a lasting legacy in health communications in South Africa. His contribution to the country’s response to the eradication of disease has borne positive results, and will... continue reading
Exactly two years ago the late Dr Molefi Sefularo, then the Deputy Minister of Health, launched the Brothers for Life campaign before 10 000 people in KwaMashu, Durban. They were the first of tens of millions to be reached by this groundbreaking initiative. At the launch, Sefularo challenged Brothers for Life to address issues that go beyond individual men’s behaviour, but seek to address social... continue reading
As part of its ongoing commitment to support journalists and other media writing about HIV, the HIV & AIDS Media Project has developed and published a nifty little notebook.  The notebook is a tool designed to provide essential information on the medical and social aspects of HIV for the reporter on the run. In a context where journalists are often left adrift in in the technically... continue reading
The 3rd National HIV Communication Survey (NCS), the definitive study of the effectiveness of our country’s HIV communication programmes, is about to commence. During February and March 2012, field workers will fan out across all nine provinces and survey thousands of people between the ages of 16 and 55, on their knowledge and recall of a wide variety of social and behavioural change... continue reading