Social behavioral change communication (SBCC) interventions

Event
January 15, 2019

The Africa Social & Behaviour Change (ASBC) Conference, the first of its kind, seeks to establish a platform that brings together practitioners and stakeholders to showcase theory, effective mechanisms, methodologies, and learnings within the African context.

News
January 8, 2019

Multiple partners, migration, and living in an HIV ‘hotspot’ have been identified as key drivers of unsuppressed viral load among young women living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Resource
December 5, 2018
While young people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are at greatest risk of HIV acquisition, uptake of HIV prevention interventions among them has been limited. Interventions delivered through social connections have changed behaviour in many settings, but not to date in SSA. There is little systematic evidence on whom young SSA adults turn to for advice. We therefore conducted an exploratory cross-sectional study from whom young rural South Africans received support and sexual behaviour-specific advice.
Resource
November 23, 2018

The PrEP Communications Accelerator is a free interactive, digital resource that supports national governments, program implementers, and health practitioners to develop marketing and communications that drive demand for PrEP in sub-Saharan Africa.

Blog
November 15, 2018
Presenting at the recent Southern African Communications for Change conference, the Wits RHI Key Populations project revealed some interesting findings from its study to assess whether sustained use of mobile communication can influence behaviour change in the sex worker population in Hillbrow and Tshwane in Gauteng province.
Resource
November 14, 2018
This four-minute video of a participatory demonstration by Bridges of Hope Training of some 'edutainment' activities around treatment adherence was taken during the 2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence. Visit the Bridges of Hope Training website for other videos and more about the training program.
Blog
October 16, 2018
Through the many presentations, activities and events during the three days of the 2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence: Challenges and Solutions, the emphasis on youth involvement was highlighted consistently. It is through this lens that SHARE staff reflect on thoughts from youth participants before its closing.
Blog
July 30, 2018
One of the most powerful plenaries during AIDS 2018 took place on the final morning, under the theme Building bridges for the next generation, featuring MTV Shuga, a behavior change and demand creation campaign which seeks to impact young people and fight HIV.
News
July 16, 2018

Perceptions of risk are crucial in explaining why people do or do not make use of HIV-prevention interventions.

News
May 23, 2018

A study among pregnant women in South Africa has found many lack control over condom use – and would be willing to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves and their babies from HIV.