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CAPE TOWN, 7 June 2016 (aidsmap) - A service offering kits for HIV self-testing in South Africa has the potential to improve uptake of HIV testing by individuals who fear breaches of confidentiality or who do not trust healthcare workers, according to a qualitative study published in PLoS ONE. But other, long-standing barriers to accessing HIV testing are likely to remain pertinent – individuals who do not feel ‘ready’ to know their status, who worry about HIV-related stigma or who fear dying of AIDS will probably still be reluctant to test.
NEW YORK, 7 June 2016 (aidsmap) - Alliance of reactionary countries seeks to block recognition of key populations in a new global framework for HIV response
Ending child marriages- Journey of a brave Zimbabwean girl who took the matter to the Constitutional court
For Zimbabwe, 20th January 2016 made its way into history books as the full bench of the Constitutional Court ruled that child marriages are unconstitutional. Any perpetrator will face the full arm of the law. SAfAIDS had the privilege of interviewing one of the courageous girls who faced the full bench and argued their case, and in the process gaining victory for the girl child in Zimbabwe.
MASERU, 6 June 2016 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - In an effort to reduce harmful behavioral practices such as alcohol and drug abuse by young people, SAfAIDS and its partners in Lesotho have launched the Don’t Hit. Beat Abuse campaign. Targeting young people, the campaign is being run in recognition of how drug and alcohol abuse fuel new HIV infections, gender-based violence and other non-communicable diseases.
SAfAIDS Media Desk, 3 June 2016 (Tariro Makanga-Chikumbirike) - Stakeholders in the HIV response led by the Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) today gathered in Harare to witness the launch of an HIV Treatment Literacy Manual.
GENEVA, 2 June 2016 (allAfrica) - When Lebogang Brenda Motsumi was 16 years old she fell pregnant, terrified about what her life would look like, she went to a backdoor clinic for an abortion.