Giant tactical installations in South African cities with thousands of condoms spelling out the names of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), is an innovative way through which the USAID-funded Anova’s Health4Men initiative is spreading the message of STI prevention.
ICASA is the largest international AIDS conference taking place in Africa and this year South Africa was selected to host the 17th ICASA which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 7 – 11 December, 2013.
With funding from PEPFAR through USAID, Health4Men has been establishing MSM competent services in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng and the Western Cape since 20008. Reaching more and more people, Health4Men has just received an additional grant from the Global Fund which will allow them to extend their specialised services into KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape, Free State and the Northern Cape. Professor James McIntyre, CEO of the Anova Health Institute, says: “This significant development will allow for an integrated and co-ordinated national response to HIV among MSM in South Africa.”
An opportunity for policy makers, service providers and lobbyists to engage with current trends related to the provision of MSM-focused competent services.
What do shebeens (township taverns frequented by local residents in township areas) have in common with World Aids Day? Health4Men’s third Shebeen/Tavern challenge!
It is that time of the year again and this year there will be 8 shebeens participating from Khayelitsha and Gugulethu and 5 from Soweto.
We are very happy to announce a new member to the Health4Men team. Hilary Twiggs has been appointed as a Health4Men Training Coordinator. Hilary has been a lecturer in nursing science at Stellenbosch University; she has very significant skills in terms of both training and nurse mentoring. She will be based at the Green Point office and will coordinate all training in the Western Cape, in addition to consulting for Health4Men’s training and mentoring programme nationally.
Visit Health4Men at Cape Town Pride 2013 - Saturday, 2 March
New support group in Johannesburg for gay and bi men living with HIV. Then a reminder that there are free support groups also available in Cape Town.