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Pathways to Safety

All survivors and victims of violence have a right to services. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old or have a disability, whatever your sexual orientation and gender identity, no matter where you live or your race, ethnicity, or financial situation, or whether you are HIV positive or negative. It doesn’t matter if you are married to or in a relationship with the person who is abusing you. Download our Pathways to Safety poster for help to get yourself or a loved-one get the services they need.


Rest in Power Anne Lebethe Mabena

NACOSA marks with sorrow the passing of our former board member and HIV activist, Anne Lebethe Mabena, who passed away last week. Anne had been living positively with HIV for over two decades and was an inspiration to everyone who met her. Her contribution to the HIV and AIDS response in South Africa was significant and her voice will be sorely missed, particularly at NACOSA. Our thoughts and condolences go to her family and friends.  

Mobile clinics bring health services to communities

The Networking HIV and AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA) will launch 10 new mobile wellness clinics in vulnerable communities across the country this week to prevent HIV and TB and provide health services to those most at risk. The units, which cost R1 million each and are funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, are fully kitted out to conduct HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infection screening and testing as well as dispensing medication and providing sexual and reproductive health services in even the most rural and isolated communities. “The vans will be useful because…