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Are BRICS countries winning the war on HIV/AIDS? Analysis of responses

24 October 2014
12:30 - 13:30

Speakers: Prof. Geoffrey Setswe, Prof. Olive Shisana, Dr Mpumi Zungu (Human Sciences Research Council)

Date:  Friday, 24 October     Time: 12:30  – 13:30

Venue:    VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

HIV/AIDS is one of the world’s worst epidemics which has infected about 70 million people and killed 35 million people in over 30 years. Globally, 35.3 million people were living with HIV in 2013.

BRICS represents 42% of the world’s population and each one of these countries has been affected by HIV although to varying extents.

This paper used a comparative case study method to analyse the national responses to HIV/AIDS in the BRICS countries. We focus specifically on i) the magnitude of HIV/AIDS, 2) mode of transmission iii) policy responses and iv) programmatic responses in the five BRICS countries

The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban

RSVP by 23 October
Cape Town: Ray Adams (021) 466 7936,  12th Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town
Durban: Ridhwaan Khan (031) 242 5400,   1st Floor, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor
Pretoria: Arlene Grossberg (012) 302 2811,  1st  Floor, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria