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Anova took part in the Southern African AIDS Conference (SA AIDS 2017),  June 13-15, 2017 in Durban, South Africa, where we presented some highlights of our work as achieved in partnership with the Department of Health and various organisations across the country. We are working hard as a district development support partner to improve access […]
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Anova’s latest initiative, Young Heroes, uses several marketing and social media platforms to provide young men who have sex with men (MSM), ages 13 to 23, with information and resources to make better decisions about their sexual health.  This demographic has been identified as being particularly vulnerable due to the lack of sexual health information, […]
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June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. Dr Kevin Rebe of Anova shares some insights about the history of exclusion experienced by gay men when it comes to donating blood. June 2017 is Blood Donor Month. According to the current SANBS blood donating guidelines, anyone of any sexual orientation or gender identity can donate, provided […]
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It’s relatively well-known that many sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia can be treated quite easily with a course of antibiotics. In fact, although incurable now, even HIV is a manageable condition with the advent of antiretrovirals (ARVs). However, cancer is not as easy a condition to treat and manage due to its […]
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Not washing your hands is dangerous and has seriously underestimated healthcare risks Anova Health Institute always stresses the importance of good handwashing habits during our Management Performance Training for Clinic Managers and Clinical Nurses, because it forms a major part of our infection control strategy. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) feels so […]
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Getting a flu jab is an excellent first step when it comes to getting vaccinated, but there are other precautionary measures you can take to protect yourself from other potential threats. Anova Health Institute advocates getting an annual flu injection, especially if you are HIV-positive, diabetic, currently have or have had tuberculosis (or another lung […]
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Depression men in the tunnel
Young key population groups are more likely to suffer from mental health disorder, engage in risky sexual behaviour, and are at higher risk of HIV infection. Depression is an ever-increasing epidemic. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, and it is also the leading […]
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Community Health Workers (CHWs) provide a promising health structure to improve the HIV programme by the prevention of HIV infection, linkage of patients to care, ART adherence support, and by identifying individuals with treatment failure. Anova Health Institute is supporting the Department of Health in implementing the CHW programme with regards to HIV, TB, and […]
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Anova Health Institute has just published the findings of research conducted with men who have sex with men (MSM) in rural Limpopo Province, which focused on understanding HIV risk in this population. The article, which appears in the African Journal of AIDS Research, discusses two crucial areas of risk for the rural MSM population that […]
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March is TB awareness month and today is World TB Day, but despite being the number one killer in South Africa (pneumonia is 2nd and HIV is 3rd), it’s still not getting nearly as much attention it probably should.  It is treatable and curable, even if you are HIV-positive, but so many are still falling […]
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