HIV treatment under control – now for sexy prevention?
The South African government launched a ZAR2 billion HIV prevention and young women empowerment programme, the biggest this country has ever seen, at the Pietermaritzburg Showgrounds on 24 June – and healthcare workers may soon start selling sexual pleasure as a prevention tool. The multisector, 3-year overseas-funded campaign, to be supplemented by an as-yet-undisclosed Treasury amount, also aims to reduce teenage pregnancies and gender-based violence, keep girls in school, and create economic opportunities.
Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa
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Date published: 2016-07-18
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