2nd Aug 2018
Gender identity and HIV risk: an important link

Gender identity is a crucial factor affecting HIV risk among men who have sex with men (MSM) in South Africa, and this area of study urgently needs more attention in order to effectively address the HIV epidemic in the MSM population. This finding is reported in an article recently published by Anova Health Institute authors […]

20th Jul 2018
2017 Integrated Annual Report

2017 marked a turning point in South Africa’s response to the HIV epidemic, with over half of the 7 million people living with HIV now receiving antiretroviral treatment. While this is welcome progress, we are still a long way from reaching the global 90-90-90 targets. Anova continues to partner with government health services and communities […]

28th May 2018
End of PEPFAR/USAID funding for Health4Men

The Anova Health Institute is sad to announce that funding from USAID for sections of our Health4Men programme will be coming to an end, effective the 30th of September 2018.  This funding allowed us to establish Centres of Excellence with dedicated clinical services for the men who have sex with men (MSM) community in Cape […]

22nd May 2018
Smart new phase in improving the lives of PWID

“The goal is to improve functionality for HIV-positive people who inject drugs (PWID) to the point that they can adhere to HIV treatment effectively.”  Thami Momoti, Jab Smart Peer Coordinator Jab Smart is a harm reduction initiative created by the Anova Health Institute to prevent and treat HIV in the PWID community and their partners. It […]

9th Apr 2018
Innovative approach to healthcare

Anova recently appeared in a Department of Health publication celebrating their work in the public health space and acknowledged some of their partners for their support in making good quality a healthcare a reality. Anova’s significant support to the Department of Health’s HIV/TB programme contributes to achieving the objectives of the National Strategic Plan for […]

23rd Mar 2018
Contributing towards TB control in South Africa

March is dedicated to highlighting the realities of Tuberculosis (TB) and creating awareness to #EndTB. TB is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and continues to claim more lives than HIV and pneumonia every year. Almost 1.7 million people died of TB in 2016, according to the World Health Organisation's latest World […]

20th Mar 2018
Data Summit sets public health agenda

Anova hosted its first summit in March solely focused on Data. Over 100 delegates attended the summit in Johannesburg which aimed at engaging leaders in HIV, TB and Public Health to set the agenda to optimise data use in the public health sector. Titled, Scaling Data use for HIV/TB epidemic control across health sectors, speakers included Thobela […]

23rd Feb 2018
EQUIP launches Namibia's first ever PrEP campaign

As one of the five core partners that make up USAID’s EQUIP Consortium, Anova is working to address the healthcare needs of Key Populations in relation to 90-90-90 targets and in relation to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). EQUIP is an effective and efficient response mechanism to achieving global HIV epidemic control by delivering the right intervention at the right place. Recently, […]

14th Feb 2018
We celebrate Reproductive Health this Valentine’s

February is Reproductive Health Month and what better way to draw attention to this month than on the most romantic day of the year! Reproductive health has many faces, which include aims to raise awareness about the importance of contraception and the prevention of HIV. This is particularly important for our youth. February is also about […]

22nd Dec 2017
Iconic Ivan Toms now closer to the Queer District

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at particular risk of HIV infection and are often victims of discrimination and stigma. This fear of discrimination can prevent many individuals from seeking out treatment. Addressing this need, the Ivan Toms Centre for Men’s Health was established, providing HIV testing, counselling and treatment, and other sexual […]

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