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Brand South Africa calls on citizens to get tested for HIV this World AIDS...

Johannesburg, Saturday 01 December 2018 – This World AIDS Day – Brand South Africa encourages all citizens to play their part and get tested...

World Aids Day: five things you need to know

Today is World Aids Day, the day on which the world commemorates the global effects of the HIV/Aids pandemic. It is also a day to mark the continuation of the fight against the stigma that surrounds the disease, as well as to educate people about prevention and treatment programmes.

South Africa marks World Aids Day

Today is World Aids Day. South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa marked the day by acknowledging the strides the country had made in its successful treatment programme, while calling for more action. The country's theme is "Towards an HIV-Free Generation: Rise. Act. Protect. Zero".

Circus concert to tackle HIV stigma

zip-zap---thumbCape Town's Zip Zap Circus works with HIV-positive youth. A concert in conjunction with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Treatment Action Campaign on World Aids Day will promote putting condoms in schools, sticking to your treatment and overturning the stigma of the virus.

Finding South Africa’s next HIV-positive hero

Search-thumbThis World Aids Day on 1 December the HIV epidemic gets a shot of hope with the launch of the Search for the Next Positive Hero SA, which aims to create HIV-positive role-models for the five million South Africans living with the virus.

Star power lights up UNAids’ Fast-Track Targets

South Africa is at the forefront of the HIV pandemic in several ways: it has the highest number of HIV-positive people, but also the largest HIV managed care programme, and it has negotiated down the costs of viral-load testing. Now South African-born actress Charlize Theron is standing up for UNAids.