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‘BEING ALHIV’ – Webinar access only

24 November 2020
10:00 - 12:00


Date: 24 November 2020           Time: 10h00 –12h00

Livestream via Zoom

Please find below the programme and presentations:

Dr N Zungu (HSRC), Ms A Davids (HSRC), Dr I Naidoo (HSRC), Dr R Hodes (UCT) & the ALHIV project team

Prof. Khangelani Zuma (HSRC) and Ms Koketso Rathumbu (AGYW)

This webinar is hosted by the HSRC and its collaborators from the University of Cape Town’s AIDS and Society Research Unit in partnership with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and UNFPA. As we approach the fourth decade of the HIV pandemic, there are still glaring gaps in the evidence-base regarding the mode of transmission, health, behaviours, sexual practices and lived experiences of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) in South Africa.

The HSRC and the UCT’s AIDS and Society Research Unit implemented a project to further understand the context and lived experiences of adolescents aged 10-19 years living with HIV in South Africa. The project was also aimed at informing the SAMRC’s Social Impact Bond (SIB) initiative that focuses on HIV interventions to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in South Africa.

This was a mixed methods study with different components.  The groups analysed secondary data from two data sources – the South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Surveys 2005-2017 and the South African Mzantsi Wakho study which is a longitudinal study on HIV treatment and sexual health among ALHIV (in operation since 2013). Findings were contextualised with a review of the literature on ALHIV in sub-Saharan Africa with an emphasis on South Africa.

The webinar will be a two hour session. Presenters from the project team will give an overview of the project, and share their key findings. Discussants will be Dr Fareed Abdullah (SAMRC) and a representative from UNFPA.

RSVP by 23 November 2020

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This project was funded by the SA Medical Research Council and the Dissemination Activities are funded by UNFPA.

This seminar is funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DSI. Please also note that this seminar will be recorded to be published on the HSRC podcast channel.

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