The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society’s biannual conference, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24-27 October 2018, focused on clinical content for HIV and TB health care workers in the region and featured a wide range of topics, from new antiretroviral drugs, AIDS-related complications, and opportunistic infections, to promoting adherence and ethical issues.
The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society’s biannual conference focuses on clinical content for HIV and TB health care workers. The 2018 conference programme has been carefully designed to benefit all health care practitioners, with topics ranging from new antiretroviral drugs, AIDS-related complications, opportunistic infections, promoting adherence and ethical issues.
Project SOAR conducts HIV operations research around the world to identify practical solutions to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. This collaborative five-year project (2014–2019), funded by the U. S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the U. S. Agency for International Development, helps strengthen the skills of local research institutions and individuals to conduct and use high-quality research to improve programs and policies, and ensure more efficient and effective delivery of critical HIV services.
Receive an update on key research findings and guidance presented at the 2016 International Liver Congress and their implications for treatment, prevention, public health policy and advocacy from experts in viral hepatitis.
- Dr Sanjay Bhagani, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Royal Free Foundation NHS Trust, London
- Professor Jeffrey Lazarus, University of Copenhagen, Editor in Chief, Hepatology, Medicine and Policy
- Raquel Peck, Chief Executive Officer, World Hepatitis Alliance
Topics to be covered will include:
Harmful gender norms can lead to risky behaviors, violence, substance abuse, pursuit of multiple sexual partners, and domination of women. These norms affect not only men and women but also families and communities. This technical brief describes the elements of programmatic approaches to strengthen community platforms to address gender equality and harmful gender norms. It draws examples from successful community platforms for addressing GBV and more specifically, from the SASA! program in Uganda designed by Raising Voices.
On 25-26 September 2014, at the Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, NAPSAR+ brought together a number of regional organizations to discuss key populations, with the overall goal of enhancing the voices of key populations living with HIV to enable them to lobby for change on barriers undermining social and economic justice. The meeting aimed to create an environment and space to identify opportunities and progress in developing a shared vision of having effective ways of advocating for a common goal, and building partnerships that add value.
The 3rd NAPSAR+ regional conference took place in Gauteng, South Africa, in February 2014. This report outlines NAPSAR+'s progress since 2010, challenges, tasks, and interventions needed.
‘Getting Representation Right’: Lessons from PLHIV Experience on Global Fund Country Co-ordinating Mechanisms & National AIDS Councils in Southern Africa
Globally, the SADC region has the highest number of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), yet their voices are seldom heard in the decision-making process. The meaningful involvement of PLHIV is a widely acknowledged global principle and they should be at the heart of efforts to influence the global agenda and resource allocation, however, this is often not the case. In recognition of this, NAPSAR+ hosted an advocacy workshop for southern African members of networks of people living with HIV and AIDS on 28 June-2 July 2010 at Esibayeni Lodge, Matsapha, Swaziland.
This communiqué is an outcome of the Key Populations living with HIV Dialogue that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 25-26 September, 2014. It was written and signed by delegates representing the Network of African People Living with HIV, Southern Africa Region (NAPSAR), Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), African Men for Sexual and Health Rights (AMSHeR), African Sex Worker Alliance (ASWA), Disability HIV/AIDS Trust (DHAT) and the African Young Positive Network.