Posts In: HIV

Multisectoral (in)action: towards effective mainstreaming of HIV in public sector departments in South Africa

November 23, 2018 0 Comments

The authors of this paper reflect on progress made in mainstreaming HIV in non-health sector departments, exploring factors that have enabled and hindered the process.

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Tango with HIV

November 30, 2017 0 Comments

PODCAST: In commemoration of World AIDS Day (1 December), maHp/ ACMS post-doctoral researcher Dudu Ndlovu shares her poem on HIV/AIDS.

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Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute

November 13, 2017 0 Comments

The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a leading African research institute focusing on sexual and reproductive health, HIV and vaccine preventable diseases.

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Sonke Gender Justice

November 12, 2017 0 Comments

Sonke Gender Justice is a nonpartisan, non-profit organisation, established in 2006 with a mission to create the change necessary for men, women, young people and children to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships.

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Nazareth House

November 9, 2017 0 Comments

Nazareth House is a non-profit, charitable organisation, which has served the communities in South Africa for over 130 years. The Sisters of Nazareth have opened their doors to the poorest of the poor in caring for the sick, destitute, aged and under privileged, orphaned children.

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Implementing a multi-sectoral response to HIV: a case study of AIDS councils in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

October 24, 2017 0 Comments

This paper assesses the implementation of a multi-sectoral response to HIV in South Africa, through a case study of the Mpumalanga Province.

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Notes on Stitching our [HIV] Stories: Activist Quilts

August 28, 2017 0 Comments

Visual researcher Quinten Williams shares his notes and reflections on the Stitching our [HIV] Stories: Activist Quilts project’s origins, the workshop process, and the exhibition of the work.

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MoVE projects and public/private distinction

August 21, 2017 0 Comments

Visual researcher Quinten Williams blogs about the discussions held with MoVE participants regarding which of their images and stories could be shared with an audience outside the projects.

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Sex work and the law: Should SA decriminalise sex work?

August 16, 2017 0 Comments

maHp student interns Muluti Phiri and Erika Massoud reflect on the ‘Sex work and the law: Should SA decriminalise sex work?’ dialogue, which was recently hosted by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), and Mail & Guardian.

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Melanie Bisnauth

March 27, 2017 0 Comments

Melanie Bisnauth is a PhD student at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in the School of Public Health in collaboration with ACMS.

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Searching for HIV Harmony in SADC

Panashe is a twenty-six-year-old Zimbabwean women living with HIV. She works in a restaurant in the old mining town of Roodepoort on the west rand of Johannesburg.

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Policy dialogues

December 6, 2016 0 Comments

In partnership with the Johannesburg Migrant Health Forum, maHp is hosting a series of policy dialogues on issues relating to migration, health, policy and practice.

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HIV, mobility and migration

December 6, 2016 0 Comments

In this research project, the role of contemporary population mobility in mediating the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan African (SSA) is explored and recommendations for action to assist in strengthening responses to HIV – including the call for migration-aware programming – in the region will be made.

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Pinky Mahlangu

December 3, 2016

Pinky Mahlangu (current, since 2011 – PhD, Public Health) PhD title: A multi- level and multi-sectoral governance response to health and development challenges: a case of HIV and AIDS in urban informal settlements. Supervisors: Jo Vearey, ACMS and Dr. Liz Thomas, University of Fort Hare

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Mobility, migration and generalised HIV epidemics: a focus on sub-Saharan Africa

December 1, 2016 0 Comments

Vearey, J. (2016) Mobility, migration and generalised HIV epidemics: a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. In: Thomas, F. (ed) Handbook of Migration and Health. Edward Elgar Publishing: UK

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The Double Stigma of Migration and Sex Work

“From a migrant’s perspective from another country you face a double stigma as sex workers first because you are from another country, second because you are a sex worker in a country where sex work is criminalised” said Lindah

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Stitching our [HIV] Stories: activist quilts exhibition

November 1, 2016 0 Comments

Made collectively by members of the Sisonke National Sex Worker Movement, these powerful quilts chart a twenty-year struggle against healthcare discrimination, police harassment and community stigma.

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Policy Dialogue on Migration, Mobility and the UNAIDS 90:90:90 Targets in Southern Africa (19 Aug. 2016)

August 13, 2016 0 Comments

The relationship between population mobility, migration and HIV is one that is both complex and contested. In line with renewed calls for a focus on the structural drivers of HIV, how can responses to HIV engage with migration?

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Migration-aware HIV responses in southern Africa

July 30, 2016 0 Comments

maHp Project Manager Jo Vearey discusses what the International AIDS Conference’s call for ‘Access Equity Rights Now’ mean for migration-aware HIV responses in sub-Saharan Africa on an Ubuntu radio interview (26th July 2016).

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Why migration patterns are so important to designing responses to HIV

July 22, 2016 0 Comments

Significant strides have been made in the global response to HIV. But there is an urgent need to rethink the ways that prevention and treatment programmes are developed and implemented.

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Sex work, migration and HIV: South Africa’s health system can – and should – take a lead

Last week saw the launch of the South African Health Review (SAHR) 2016 edition at the Health Systems Trust Conference in Johannesburg.

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