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HIV Adherence

A five day accredited skills training course covering all aspects of ART Adherence for individual clients and groups. This is a closed training for Global Fund sub-recipients.

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Celebrations as PrEP roll-out begins

On 1 June 2016, the National Department of Health announced the sites for the initial roll-out of PrEP and test and treat for sex workers. Four of NACOSA’s Red Umbrella sub-recipient organisations’ sites will be part of this exciting and ground-breaking development in the HIV/AIDS response. Nyaradzo Mutanha, Sex Workers Project Manager at the Esselen Street Clinic reported on their launch event… Sex workers are at high risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV and STIs due to the high number of sexual partners). HIV prevalence amongst this population is very high, with recent study showing an alarming 72% in Johanesburg…

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Students rising

Semakaleng ‘Sma’ Motapho is project coordinator in the higher education men who have sex with men (MSM) combination prevention programme at the University of Venda. The campus, known as Uni-Ven, is in Thohoyandou in Limpopo, the centre of the Vhembe district and an area known for its conservativism and patriarchal attitudes. Being out and running a LGBTI-friendly programme in this environment is extremely challenging. But 27-year-old Sma has made the programme an expression of himself. Sma is openly gay and cross-dresses but doesn’t identify as a woman. “I’m just more comfortable in ‘female’ clothes,” he explains. “I’m just Sma”. He…

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