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One of the biggest challenges in addressing the problem of tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa, is getting patients to complete their course of treatment. Continue Reading Community stigmas about TB, a lack of support from their families and the length of treatment – three to six pills a day for six months – make it challenging for patients to complete their treatment successfully. Sometimes... continue reading
2015/12/15
The acclaimed SABC1 drama series Intersexions, commissioned by JHHESA, has garnered the highest number of 2012 SA Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) nominations, with a stunning 23 nods in 13 categories. In three of the SAFTA TV Drama categories, all of the nominations are for Intersexions, guaranteeing the hit series at least those awards. Co-produced by Curious Pictures and Ants Multimedia,... continue reading
2015/12/15
The HIV and STI burden in South Africa is one of the highest in the world. Many studies showed increased risk of HIV in those using alcohol (Fisher et al. 2007 and Shisana et al. 2009). Alcohol is also associated with HIV and sexual risk behaviours in several settings (Weiser et al. 2006, Thompson et al. 2005, etc.) We evaluated the associations between alcohol use measures and sexual risk... continue reading
2015/12/15
HIV prevalence in the South African general population is highest among young adults, with a prevalence of 33% among African women aged 20 to 34 years. This study aimed to describe the sexual-risk behaviours in young South African women aged 20 to 34 and to evaluate their contextual determinants. Click here to download
2015/12/15
HIV prevalence in South Africa is among the highest in the world. HIV disproportionately affects women, with an estimate of 21.1% in 20-24 year-olds, and a peak of 32.7% in 25-29 year-olds. HIV communicationprogrammes (HCPs) are designed to influence knowledge, attitudes, social norms and behaviours that in turn impact on HIV incidence. The objective of this study is to describe the impact of... continue reading
2015/12/15
The multi award winning HIV drama series, Intersexions, and the national men’s programme Brothers For Life campaign, the national talk show Siyayinqoba Beat It and the One Man Can Programme added new feathers to their caps by winning big at the annual Africomnet Awards for Excellence in Health Communication held in Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania. Intersexions, Brothers For Life and Siyayinqoba-Beat it... continue reading
2015/12/15
 The USAID’s Groenkloof office in Pretoria was a hive of activity when its employees and partners working on health related projects gathered for the annual open day. The day saw USAID employees and various team members from USAID-funded projects in South Africa get together to talk about their activities from the communities where they work and engage on issues of health, HIV and more... continue reading
2015/12/15
The HIV&AIDS Media Project keeps journalists and media practitioners in the know with its new series of intimate and informal health science cafés.In line with its goal to support media practitioners writing on the technically and socially complex HIV epidemic, the HIV&AIDS Media Project hosted two well-attended health science cafés in August and September.Science cafés, also known as... continue reading
2015/12/15

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