The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) has announced concrete measures to tackle persistent forms of stigma and discrimination that continue to affect large numbers of people infected with HIV and/or TB. These measures include a legal advice and litigation service offered through the nationwide network of Justice Centres run by Legal Aid South Africa.
SANAC Chair Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Deputy Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla launched the campaign on Tuesday 9 June in Durban at the release of nationwide research commissioned by SANAC to establish a Stigma Index. The Index provides details of the nature, extent and depth of stigma affecting people with HIV and TB.
The Stigma Index survey gathered information from 10 473 people living with HIV (PLHIV) and was undertaken by the Human Sciences Research Council on behalf of SANAC. Key partners in the survey were the National Association of People Living with AIDS (NAPWA), the Positive Women’s Network, and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).
In 2012, SANAC commissioned the costing technical task team to provide support to all provinces in costing their strategic plans for HIV, STI and TB.
This report aims to provide an overview of the methods used in costing the provincial plans and to provide some analysis and commentary on the outputs of the costing models and any noticeable trends across the provinces.
This paper analyses available sources of funding to determine financial gaps in implementing the NSP. The analysis was based on a review of relevant costing reports and models prepared recently in South Africa. It gives a snap shot of funding needs and gaps for HIV and TB as of mid-way through the 2013/14.
This is the first annual report of the South African National AIDS Council, referred to here in as the South African National AIDS Trust.
This is a mid-term review of progress in achieving the 2011 UN General Assembly Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS targets and elimination commitments in South Africa.
The 2013 UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic shows a dramatic acceleration towards reaching the 2015 global targets on HIV. The report contains the latest data on numbers of new infections, numbers of people on antiretroviral treatment, AIDS-related deaths and HIV in children.
This study shows that HIV incidence has declined in South Africa. The report says this is as a result of the effect of condom usage and the impact of antiretroviral medication on the infectiousness of people with advanced HIV disease.
The first South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows that South Africa has a huge burden of disease, fuelled by a range of risk factors, and morbidity and mortality figures are high.
UNAIDS Report 2013 gives an assessment of east and southern Africa's progress on efforts to move towards zero new HIV infections and zero deaths due to AIDS.
The 2010 South African PMTCT Evaluation serves as a baseline to monitor the effectiveness of the ante-natal and intra-partum aspects of the national PMTCT programme, that is, MTCT rates. This is the first investigation to determine the effectiveness of the national PMTCT programme.
This report documents the numbers and causes of maternal deaths for the country by province. It also lists those factors that are avoidable.
This is an audit of childhood morbidity and mortality with a view to develop interventions to avoid these childhood deaths.
This epidemiological comments publication reports on the proceedings of the National Consultation on HIV estimation in South Africa convened by SANAC and the national Department of Health in March 2009 in Durban, South Africa. The purpose of this meeting was to seek agreement on HIV estimation processes in SA as well as agree on baseline HIV incidence for the 15 - 49 year old age group in order to bench-mark changes in the coming years.
The HIV sentinel surveillance data has helped to map the epidemic and monitor HIV infection in the country. This survey was the 22nd to be conducted by the nationmal Department of Health.
This is an abridged version of a more detailed Know Your Epidemic and Know Your Response Study which was done and commissioned by the South African government and co-ordinated by the World Bank and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The purpose of this work is to assist South Africa improve its HIV prevention response, which is a major component of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs 2012 – 2016.
SANAC recently commissioned the first ever study to estimate the number of sex workers in South Africa. This study estimates the number of sex workers by district and by province. Through this study, we hope that the country will be able to develop policy and to estimate the need for services in this sector of society.
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