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SAfAIDS opens a Young4Real YPISA Summit in Harare

HARARE, 28 July 2016 (SAfAIDS Media) - Forty Young People Information Services Advocates (YPISAs) are gathered in Harare to attend a SAfAIDS Young 4 Real, Making the Rights Choices Summit. Representing South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the YPISAs have been brought together to learn from each other on the key approaches that they can use to mobilize young people in Sexual and Reproduc tive Health Rights Programming.

Teachers Tackle HIV in School-going Adolescent Girls

Mazuru Passwell is one of the first 160 of 800 teachers to be trained in Zimbabwe, by SAfAIDS, under the DREAMS Initiative, to reduce new HIV infections in adolescent girls by 40% in two years. Teachers are being capacitated to deliver comprehensive HIV and GBV prevention in 30-minute Guidance and Counselling lessons.

World’s largest study of HIV self-testing gets off the ground

DURBAN, 22 July 2016 (aidsmap) - Early data from STAR, the largest study yet of HIV self-testing, suggests that there is a strong demand for self-testing in rural Zimbabwe, the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) heard this week. Other studies examined whether self-testing kits can help the male partners of pregnant women to test and whether such use might sometimes be coercive.

White House’s Dr. Lansky Shares Perspectives from AIDS 2016

DURBAN, 21 July 2016 (blog aids) - As the third full day of the 2016 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) came to a close in Durban, South Africa, we had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Amy Lansky, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), via Facebook Live.

Prince Harry and Elton John urge redoubling of efforts against HIV/Aids

DURBAN, 21 July 2016 (the guardian) - Royal tells International Aids Conference in South Africa that ‘we now face a new risk – the risk of complacency’

End social injustice if we want to end AIDS - IAC 2016

The opening plenary of IAC 2016 Durban offered an exciting panel of speakers, from those working at the coal face of ARV research and treatment, who talked about practical issues and progress, to more personal experiences and advocacy issues.

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