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Tshwaranang researchers publications and reports
Report of a Roundtable convened by Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre and Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) 6-7 April 2006, Grace Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg
A discussion around the intersection between Gender Based Violence (GBV) and HIV/AIDS. The links between the two issues and the particular vulnerability of women are well known to those working in
the GBV and HIV/AIDS sectors. The overall aim of the roundtable was to share and reflect upon experiences of integrating HIV/AIDS with GBV in order to develop directions for future work in the area.
Rape Survivors and HIV
Monitoring by the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) of the uptake of PEP by rape survivors during the period 30 June 2002 – 31 May 2003 found that just 16.2% of rape survivors provided with the drugs completed all 28 days of treatment. Concerned by this low rate, GDoH commissioned research from the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) (where the two authors were based at the time) to explore factors affecting adherence to PEP in the aftermath of rape.
- Lisa Vetten, Sadiyya Haffejee (2005): Factors Affecting Adherence to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis in the Aftermath of Sexual Assault: Key Findings from Seven Sites in Gauteng Province
- Lisa Vetten, Sadiyya Haffejee (2008): Supporting Rape Survivors In Adhering To Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) To Prevent HIV Infection: The Importance Of Psychosocial Counselling And Support
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) treatment for rape survivors
A list of public health establishments (per province) where PEP treatment is available to victims of sexual offences at no cost to the victims
In 1997 The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on AIDS was established as the first high-level political body on AIDS, providing guidance, leadership and political oversight on HIV and AIDS.
In January 2000, The South African National AIDS Council was formed, replacing the Inter-Ministerial Committee on AIDS, to strengthen the political leadership and include civil society in the overall response to the HIV and AIDS challenge.
In December 2003 SANAC was expanded to include more representation from civil society. Previously unrepresented sectors include the men’s sector, academic sector and the children’s sector
August 2006 SANAC decided to conduct a rapid assessment of implementation of the 2000-2005 strategic plan and decided to build on those pillars.
ON 14 & 15 March 2007 National consultation on the National Strategic Plan (NSP 2007 – 2011) took place
- SANAC womens sector draft implementation plan
- SANAC womens reference group minutes
- SANAC technical task teams 24.08.07
- SANAC monitoring and evaluation of national strategic plan
On 30 April 2007, SANAC adopted 2007 – 2011 HIV, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan (NSP 2007-2011).
The Department of Health National Policy on HIV counselling and testing 2010
World Health Organisation research report: Routine offer of antenatal HIV testing (“opt-out” approach) to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in urban Zimbabwe
World Health Organisation research report: Guidance on provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling in health facilities
Lancet report: Shadow on the continent: Public health and HIV in Africa