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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.

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Africa: EAC Has 10 Percent of New HIV Cases - Report

ARUSHA, 28 June 2016 (allAfrica)  - The East African region has 10 per cent of all new HIV infections globally, according to the 2014 UNAIDS report.

SAfAIDS Young4Real…Her Journey to Success

Princess Sibanda is one of the SAfAIDS Brand Ambassadors under the Young4Real Programme. She had the opportunity to interact with young people from the Provinces that SAfAIDS implements the Young4Real Programme, which works to equip young people with skills that will enable them to embrace their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights with responsibility.

Soft-core pornography may fuel negativity toward women, endorse rape myths

NOTTINGHAM, 18 June 2016 (medicalnewstoday) - Individuals who often look at photographs of semi-naked women and other forms of soft-core pornography may become desensitized to such images, hold more negative attitudes toward women, and endorse myths about rape, suggests a new study.

People who inject drugs have other priorities ahead of PrEP

BANGKOK, 17 June 2016 (aidsmap) - People who inject drugs have fundamental concerns about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and the manner in which it being promoted, according to a consultation conducted by the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD). With limited availability of harm reduction services, poor access to HIV treatment and little progress on legal reform, respondents suggested that people who inject drugs have more pressing needs than PrEP. One activist commented:

Sex, Sugar Daddies and HIV in South Africa

KHAYELITSHA, 16 June 2016 (usnews) - It's the middle of sex education class in Zola Business High School and 90 teenage boys and girls are laughing and talking through a presentation about birth control, condoms and HIV.

SAfAIDS Statement on the Day of the African Child – Ending Child Marriage is a Priority

SAfAIDS today joins African Union (AU) Member States in commemorating the Day of the African Child. The commemoration is held to honour the 1976 Soweto uprising, which resulted in South African school children losing their lives to police gunfire during a protest against the apartheid-imposed Afrikaans Medium [education] Decree.

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