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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs)

February 3, 2016 in Public health news, Uncategorized

Benefits of using MPTs are extensive.

Monitoring and evaluation and surveillance short course

April 29, 2015 in Events, Public health news

The focus of the course is on practical issues for undertaking program monitoring, evaluation and surveillance of HIV/AIDS programs.

March 2015 issue SACEMA Quarterly

March 30, 2015 in Public health news

The new issue of the SACEMA Quarterly is out and covers articles on data sharing policies, MTCT of HBV, viral load monitoring, changes in sexual risk behaviour.

Reversing the HIV epidemic in South Africa: an insider’s view?

February 26, 2015 in Articles, Communicable diseases

South African communities have been significantly affected by HIV/AIDS. Whilst we have made some progress in arresting the epidemic, there are still far too many new infections and far too many people not on treatment and being initiated on treatment too late. The task of reaching the MDG targets and our NSP targets depends on an enhanced whole of society response. The Department of Health is ready to scale up our response as outlined in this article.

Principal Recipient for the Regional Response to Tuberculosis in the Mining Sector Programme

November 20, 2014 in Public health news

A 3-year programme which will contribute to the achievement of the goal of the SADC Declaration on TB in the Mining Sector.

June 2014 issue SACEMA Quarterly

June 27, 2014 in Public health news

The new issue of the SACEMA Quarterly is out and covers articles on HIV and Kaposi sarvoma, PreP and treatment as prevention, use of insecticide-treated cattle to control Tsetse.

March 2014 issue SACEMA Quarterly

March 24, 2014 in Public health news

The new issue of the SACEMA Quarterly is out and covers articles on dealing with multiple confounders, tracing ART patients, mechanistic modelling.

November 2013 issue SACEMA Quarterly

December 9, 2013 in Public health news

The new issue of the SACEMA Quarterly is out and covers articles on the HIV epidemic in Africa, determinants of mortality in rural South Africa, and coital frequency and condom use.

Research Lecture – Antibody based HIV Vaccines – are we any closer?

November 11, 2013 in Public health news

On the 26th November 2013, the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences will host the 9th Prestigious Research Lecture presented by Professor Maria Papathanasopoulos and Dr Penny Moore.

1st African conference on key populations in the HIV epidemic

May 30, 2013 in Public health news

The conference will focus particularly on men who are attracted to men, persons who inject drugs and persons who sell sex.