Press Release

Our youth will be the generation to end AIDS, says Charlize Theron
Young women and girls account for 75% of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.


HIVSA a leading South African not-for-profit organisation offering HIV related services, launched the CHOMA Dreams Cafés concept today at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban. This groundbreaking initiative hopes to provide vulnerable young women between the ages of 15 and 25 with safe, connected and empowering spaces to access health information, social services, life skills training, and support from peers and mentors.


HIVSA is proud to announce that it is one of the chosen DREAMS implementing partners; and will be working closely with the Department of Social Development and Community based organisations in the Johannesburg region to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls.

HIVSA supported by PEPFAR through USAID works to capacitate CBOs with a focus on building institutional capacity and sustainability and strengthening OVCY programmes. Through a participatory programme HIVSA works with CBO partners to improve the lives of OVCY and their families by ensuring access to quality services and support. Priority interventions include  Adolescent programmes, Health Screening, Child Protection and Psychosocial Support.

HIVSA works to build capacity at 50 Community Based Organisations working with Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and Youth in the areas of Soweto, Sedibeng and Orange Farm.

Victoria Beckham and Choma Aim to Inspire

Every day there are 2,000 new HIV infections and a quarter of these infections affect are girls and women between the ages of 15 – 24. In addition, 25 million of the 35 million living with HIV worldwide reside in Sub-Saharan Africa (70%).