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Tackling HIV Together

Community based organisations are important because they intensify case finding, increase awareness and knowledge and assist in making people access primary healthcare” – Carole Mdluli, Rophe Community Services The decrease in HIV prevalence by 1.3% since 2017 shown in the latest HSRC survey is a result of collaborative efforts, with donors, government, the private sector and civil society all playing their part. Community organisations, as local advocates, play a crucial role in case identification, raising awareness, and ensuring accessible healthcare. By partnering with these community-driven initiatives, we’ve witnessed a positive shift in a pandemic which once ravaged South African communities….