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Celebrating the people of the AIDS response

We’re celebrating the people of the South African HIV & AIDS response at ‪#‎AIDS2016‬ as well as the achievement of our Global Fund programme from 2013-2016. As principal recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, NACOSA worked to build the capacity of community organisations, scale-up prevention programmes for the most at-risk populations, increase the coverage and uptake of HIV counselling and testing, increase access to services for people living with HIV and strengthen support for orphaned and vulnerable children. Our new digital celebration – Portraits – has the full stories of some of the inspirational people who have been involved in this programme, research and programme evaluation…

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Test and treat announced

National Department of Health (South Africa) announced test and treat from September and R3 billion for young women and girls campaign in the 2016/17 budget speech. Good news in our collective efforts to end HIV and AIDS by 2030. To meet the NDP objective of reducing the burden of disease, to have life expectancy of 70 years by 2030 and to have an AIDS-free generation of under 20s, the Department announced two major plans: In September this year, they will remove CD4 count as an eligibility criterion for ARV treatment, moving to test and treat in line with the new guidelines released by the World Health…

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