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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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The Annual Amsterdam Chlamydia Meeting (AACM) held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in February is an international meeting focusing on cutting-edge research in all aspects of Chlamydia trachomatis infections. At this year’s meeting there were presentations from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden, India, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Anova’s Prof Remco Peters was one of the key note speakers […]
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In 2014, Anova Health Institute in Mopani district embarked on a project to evaluate the status of the facilities specifically looking at: (a) the availability of HIV/ART/ STI/TB guidelines, identifying skills gaps; and (b) the clinical management of patients on ART through file audits. Viral load testing was part of the assessment. Information gathered during […]
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Anova: STI Week
Prof. Remco Peters, a Clinical Programme Specialist at Anova, talks about some of the more unusual sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to commemorate STI and Condom Awareness Week, which runs from February 10 – 16, 2017. Take a listen, you’ll be surprised how many you may never have even heard of!  
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YoungHeroes
Different age groups have different interests and make use of different modes of communication. What appeals to a 19-year-old will not have the same appeal for a 35-year-old. Young men who have sex with men (YMSM), which include adolescents and young adults, have unique requirements in this way, when compared to MSM in general and […]
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Health4trans
Anova has been at the helm of providing support and systems services for key populations groups in Southern Africa since its inception. After establishing resources and platforms for members of the gay, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) community through our Health4Men Initiative, it seemed inevitable that Anova would eventually come to […]
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Dr Jan Henk Dubbink successfully defended* his PhD thesis at the Maastricht University in Maastricht, The Netherlands in December. Following this defence, his PhD degree was handed to him by Prof Remco Peters, clinical programme specialist at Anova. His thesis entitled Sexually transmitted infections in rural South Africa: Towards better control strategies  reflects collaborative research […]
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