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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.
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.
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.
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’
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.