HIV treatment under control – now for sexy prevention?

Chris Bateman


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.

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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(8):749. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i8.11232

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Date submitted: 2016-06-27
Date published: 2016-07-18

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