Excerpt: Many in the HIV world refer to a group that has been found to be particularly vulnerable to HIV as “key populations”. UNAIDS considers gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, people who inject drugs and prisoners and other incarcerated people as the five main key population groups that are particularly vulnerable to HIV and frequently lack adequate access to services.
We have prepared a special print edition of Spotlight to coincide with
the Treatment Action Campaign’s 6th National Congress taking place
from 23 to 25 August 2017. Amongst others it contains updates from all
seven TAC provinces and articles on treatment adherence and the future
of ART – as well as short briefings on the state of the TB response,
the state of SANAC and analysis of South Africa’s National Strategic
Plan for HIV, TB and STIs 2017-2022.
Read more here: Spotlight Special Edition
This is the fourth National Strategic Plan (NSP) that South Africa has adopted to guide its response to HIV, Tuberculosis and sexually
transmitted infections. Viewed together, the plans set out in the NSP provide insight into the path we have travelled as a nation to
overcome one of the most devastating human challenges of our time.
They show how our response to HIV, TB and STIs has evolved over the last two decades as we have come to understand the nature and
impact of the epidemics with regard to the factors that contribute to their spread, and the interventions that work best in reducing
infection, morbidity and mortality.
This NSP is a clear demonstration of the outstanding progress we have made. It is also a stark reminder of how far we still need to go.
Budget speech by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi delivered on 10 May 2016.