President Jacob Zuma made a commitment to HIV and AIDS treatment in December 2009 when he announced the new HIV and AIDS policy stipulating that the provision of treatment to TB co-infected patients, infants and pregnant women will now be available up to a CD4 count of 350. As of end of September 2009, the health HIV and AIDS conditional grant has commendably supported a massive enrollment of AIDS patients on the ARV treatment (ART) programme, with a cumulative number of more than 920 000 patients initiated on the treatment. This marks a 91 per cent increase of patients enrolled on the ART...Read more
TAC is pleased with the additional funds that will be made available for HIV programmes and that government is projecting to meet the target of the HIV&AIDS and STI Strategic Plan (2007-2011) (NSP).
However in order to ensure that money is effectively spent and the policy is properly implemented, the Department of Health must develop the capacity of the provincial Departments of Health to effectively budget for the provision of health services.
Further government must improve the monitoring and evaluation of its Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and Prevention...Read more
TAC Lusikisiki distributed 60 800 during Condom Week in the Flagstaff CBD. Condoms were supplied by the Department of Health and distributed in support of Ingquza Local AIDS Council on 9 February.
Condom week, held every February, was initiated by the Local AIDS Council to distribute condoms in the area. TAC Lusikisiki also distributes condoms throughout the year for the Department of Health through its Prevention and Treatment Literacy Practioner and Community Health Advocate programmes.
Target locations for condom distribution included: bargain wholesalers, uNcedo and border...
American leaders are currently discussing the future of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR. Global health activists and experts have warned that these discussions could lead to reduced funding for, and threaten the autonomy of, PEPFAR in a period of declining donor interest in HIV/AIDS.
In order for South Africa and many other countries to reach universal access, a commitment endorsed by the United States, PEPFAR will need to continue to expand funding for HIV.
American leaders are currently discussing the future of the President's Emergency Plan...Read more
Let me break-it-down, my Child! When you die – as I have many times before – yes that’s right! The Stream of your Life runs dry, The hour of Kalunga – God of death has come. The Body temporarily forfeits the right to travel the Earth! And my Soul and Spirit passes-on To the next Dimensions of the Universe – Kwe –le– miMoya!
From: iSithakazeli - Babazile ka Mjoli
PWA- Thembokwe-c Branch,
Khayelitsha District, eKapa.
Mobile: 079 9959 554
HIV/AIDS IS NOT A SIN; IT IS A...Read more