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More than 10-million South Africans responded to the government’s HIV counselling and testing (HCT) campaign – and Brothers for Life congratulates every single one. Brothers for Life is a national men’s campaign that aims to create a movement of men that will ignite and spread throughout South Africa, to promote healthier and more responsible lifestyles. The campaign draws upon the spirit of... continue reading
2015/12/17
Evangelist, community-builder, spiritual leader ... these are some of the titles that have become synonymous with the name Mxolisi Wiseman Nyambali. A soldier hailing from the vibrant Cape Town township of Khayelitsha, Mxolisi (40) started a church in the impoverished community of Wes Bank, 30km north-east of the city. It has become a healing centre, offers psychosocial support and uplifts... continue reading
2015/12/17
Download the the Brothers For Life MMC TV advert Find out where you can undergo the MMC procedure, with a free SMS to 43740 Free medical male circumcision (MMC) services have become an important component of government’s multi-faceted response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic – but they will not make a meaningful difference if men do not take up the offer. Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South... continue reading
2015/12/17
 This week we have lost the inspirational Professor Lynn Dalrymple, a pioneer in the field of theatre and AIDS communication, who made a significant contribution to HIV and AIDS education in South Africa.  She died on Saturday 14 April, after a long battle with kidney failure.Dalrymple was born and schooled in Durban, and started her career as a teacher of English and Drama in the late... continue reading
2015/12/15
HIV communication programmes (HCPs) have been shown to influence people to adopt and maintain desirable sexual behaviours; however 10% of the South African population (2.8 million people) are not reached by any programmes. The objective of this study was to explore the characteristics of those people unreached by HCPs, to understand why they have not been reached and investigate potential... continue reading
2015/12/15
Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) reduces the risk of HIV transmission, but programmes promoting MMC are just starting. We explored the knowledge of HIV risk reduction benefits of male circumcision and levels of sexual disinhibition among South African men, a subject on which little is known. Click here to download
2015/12/15
Over a thousand community members and stakeholders from across the eThekwini Municipality packed into the Wentworth Community Hall this Sunday July 8 to commemorate the first community initiated  Violence Free Zone. Launching in the suburb of Wentworth, the zone represents community driven action to prevent gender-based violence and has inspired the set-up of further Violence Free Zones... continue reading
2015/12/15
New York City – The wildly popular SABC1 drama InterSEXions was last night honoured here as a recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award, the world’s oldest and most respected award for electronic media. InterSEXions, produced by Curious Pictures and Ants Multimedia in partnership with Johns Hopkins Health and Education South Africa (JHHESA) and SABC Education, and funded by USAID and PEPFAR, was an... continue reading
2015/12/15

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