Projects

HIVSA provides dynamic support to the communities it serves, developing a number of education, training and support programmes which include:-

 

DREAMS is an ambitious programme aimed to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient,Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women. Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

It is estimated that three out of four children living with HIV are not receiving the necessary treatment and while South Africa’s HIV treatment programme is the largest in the world the focus has been on adults and there are many children and adolescents living with HIV that have not been reached.

Finding out you or a loved one is living with HIV can be dif ficult, but there is help and support available that can make this easier Integrated
Access to Care and Treatment (I ACT) is a programme designed to support, inform and empower South African's that are living with HIV or affected by HIV and AIDS.

The “BOKANG BATSHA” project (Sesotho for ‘rejoice in young people') launched “CHOMA” in July 2013. CHOMA is an interactive mobile phone magazine with its main objective being to engage with South African girl adolescents in order for them to stay free from HIV. Prevention of new HIV infections and a HIV free generation, is the main goal of this innovative project.

HIVSA believes that providing easy access to relevant, updated public health information will have a positive impact on health outcomes including HIV, as access to information educates and empowers people and promotes health-seeking behaviour for themselves and their loved ones.

HIVSA's Community Health Project supports, facilitates and strengthens community linkages into HIV prevention, treatment and care, for improved health outcomes for individuals and communities. Programme activities include:

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