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2016 has fast come and gone! We are now in December, the last month of 2016. As in past years, the 1st of December is a day when the whole world commemorates World AIDS Day. SAfAIDS joins the rest of the world today in standing together and walking the Ending AIDS by 2030 journey with zest. This is the day that we need to raise awareness about HIV and demonstrate our commitment and solidarity to all efforts being done in the global HIV response.

SAfAIDS news

Nigeria: Unicef - 196,000 Adolescents Living With HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

LAGOS, 8 September 2016 (allAfrica) - Over 196,000 adolescents, representing 10 per cent of the global burden, are said to be living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria with a high estimated number of AIDS-related deaths, according to the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund's HIV Specialist, Dr. Victoria Isiramen.

Africa: Global Fund Rolls Out Strategic Actions for Gender Equality Initiative

NEW YORK, 7 September 2016 (allAfrica) - As part of its new strategy for 2017-2022, the Global Fund has placed increased emphasis on rights and gender. One of the four strategic objectives focuses directly on promoting and protecting human rights and gender equality, aiming to scale up programs to support women and girls (including programs to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights) and invest to reduce health inequities (including gender and age-related disparities).

South Africa: Number of HIV+ Babies Born in SA Less Than Half UK Guardian's

PRETORIA, 6 September 2016 (allAfrica) - An old figure quoted by the UK's Guardian newspaper overstates the share of HIV+ mothers transmitting the virus to their babies in South Africa. Reporting on Mothers to Mothers, a non-profit support group for HIV positive mothers, the Guardian's Global Development network for professional reported that "in South Africa, mother-to-child transmission of HIV has fallen to 3.5%".The Guardian

Positive Talk Live Chat: The Cheating quandary!!!!

SAfAIDS Media Desk, 19 August 2016 - Against the backdrop of many reported cases of partner cheating that are being witnessed on a day today basis, Positive Talk Live Chat put this issue for discussion in order to bring to light why the trend seem to be increasing at an alarming rate. It was revealed that in the modern day, cheating has taken a whole new twist, whereby it is much harder to catch a cheating spouse because they don't have to stay out late making an excuse.

SAfAIDS Giving a voice to young people at the National Youth Games

CHINHOYI, 18 August 2016 - SAfAIDS is continuing with exhibitions, edutainment activities, one on one sessions and group interactions with young people at the National Youth games in Chinhoyi. SAfAIDS is one of the major stakeholders who took part in the Youth in Sports conference that took place on Wednesday the 17th of August at the Chinhoyi University of Technology.

UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment meets in South Africa

GENEVA, 12 August 2016 (UN Women) - The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, together with UN Women, Oxfam and the University of the Witwatersrand, hosted a two-day regional consultation themed “Making Economies Work for Women in the South: What Will it Take?” in Johannesburg, South Africa on 11 and 12 August.

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