2nd Feb 2015
Community Outreach Team tackling challenges faced by HIV-positive children

Anova's Cape Winelands project is having an impact on the youth through their Community Outreach Team which addresses the needs of HIV-positive children. The work done by this team (made up of a counsellor/data mentor, a counsellor manager, a social worker and an antiretroviral (ARV) doctor) is based around the Infectious Diseases Clinic (IDC) at […]

10th Dec 2014
Ground breaking website launched in Africa for men who have sex with men

Men who have sex with men (MSM) living in East Africa, where homophobia is on the rise, now have access to a unique website,, which contains comprehensive sexual health information targeted to their specific needs. Health4Men, an innovative project of the Anova Health Institute, partnered with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in 2013 to roll […]

1st Dec 2014
Alex Clinic reflects on the road ahead

Speakers at the event commemorating World AIDS Day at Alexandra Health Centre and University Clinic took stock of the successes in preventing and treating HIV, but also highlighted stumbling blocks to the UNAIDS vision of “zero infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination”. Nozipho Maseko, a nurse at Anova, was invited to speak on prevention […]

11th Nov 2014
Anova doctor comments on new MSM study

Anova's Dr Kevin Rebe provides expert context and commentary on the HSRC's newly released MSM-focused study on the Mail & Guardian online. In the wake of the study's release today, Dr Rebe clarified that no accurate figures exist on the number of men who have sex with men (MSM) who identify as heterosexual in South Africa. Dr Rebe […]

29th Oct 2014
Health4Men's mobi site expands its tech reach

Health4Men, a project of the Anova Health Institute at the forefront of promoting access to competent health services for men who have sex with men (MSM) throughout South Africa, has extended their use of cellular phone technology to reach their target group. The project already uses such technology as a platform to provide MSM-specific information […]

26th Oct 2014
Elton John AIDS Foundation supports Health4Men

A new $7 million grant for the Anova Health Institute’s Health4Men project to address HIV in South Africa’s gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM) community has been announced in both Washington and Johannesburg. This significant international funding boost to expand MSM-targeted HIV-related services in South Africa is the result of a […]

10th Oct 2014
Celebrating our diverse sexuality

Pretorians came out in their hundreds to show their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, at the Pretoria Gay Pride on October 4. Anova's Health4Men project was at the event promoting sexual health by handing out condoms and lubricants. The team also provided HIV counseling and testing (HCT). Health4Men will also […]

22nd Sep 2014
Loeries notice Health4Men STI campaign

The Anova Health Institute’s innovative Health4Men project and NATIVE VML, a digital agency, recently took STI prevention to new heights by creating three giant tactical installations of condoms spelling the words HIV, Syphilis and Herpes on prominent walls in Cape Town. The initiative received a nod of approval in the advertising world by being nominated […]

12th Sep 2014
Cycling tour reaches out to the Gogos of Mopani

This past week, 20 cyclists from the Netherlands have been touring the Mopani area of Limpopo, donating blankets and bags made by the Orange Babies Granny Club in Holland and Warm The World in South Africa to the Gogos (grannies) in Limpopo. It forms part of Anova's Family Free project, funded by Orange Babies South […]

9th Sep 2014
Proud to be gay

Considering it was the first ever Pride march in Gert Sibande, many members of the LGBTI community attended the walk in Ermelo.The Department of Health was present and together with Anova's Health4Men project, they providing HIV testing services to the public. Anova-UCSF project Boithato, who were part of the event organisers, are hoping for a […]

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