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6th Dec 2017
Score4Life has a new goal

Anova’s Score4Life campaign, which started off as pop-up sites offering HIV testing services to men, is now a fully-fledged project that still targets men, specifically for HIV testing and treatment. The project also includes our nurses engaging with Department of Health nurses in the public clinics we support, in the Johannesburg district, to mentor them on […]

1st Dec 2017
For World Aids Day, an urgent call for more attention to men and boys

By Jon Cohen Staff writer for Science Today is World Aids Day, and pronouncements once again are making proud declarations of the many strides made against HIV in the past year. But this 1 December there’s also a loud lament about treatment shortcomings within a surprising demographic: boys and men. The Joint United Nations Programme on […]

1st Dec 2017
World Aids Day 2017

World Aids Day is every day at Anova! See what HIV prevention looks like at Anova Health Institute.

23rd Nov 2017
Anova’s research in the spotlight at the Limpopo Health Research Day

Anova was well-represented at the annual Limpopo Health Research Day, organised by the Department of Health, in November. The day was opened by the Limpopo MEC followed by presentations of research conducted in the province. Anova’s Prof Remco Peters, member of the Limpopo Health Research Committee and Head of Research at Anova, explains: “There is […]

27th Oct 2017
Jab Smart making an impact in the community

Anova's new harm reduction project, Jab Smart, is helping people who inject/use drugs to be safe. The team encourages these clients to test for HIV and refers those that test positive to go to the clinic and access treatment. Launched in June, the mobile unit visits hotspots where the team also offer the people who […]

19th Sep 2017
WBOT work wins first prize at PHASA conference

Nireshni Naidoo, Anova epidemiologist, presented two talks at the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) conference in September in Johannesburg which was well received and acknowledged by the audience. Naidoo was awarded the first prize for the best oral presentation for her talk assessing the reach of ward-based outreach teams (WBOTs). The theme of the conference reflected on “A Global Charter for the Public’s Health” […]

30th Aug 2017
Warts may be the least of our worries

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Most people know it as the genital warts virus, but certain types of this virus are also responsible for causing cancer of the cervix, anus, penis, vulva and vagina. It can also cause cancer in the throat and mouth. Every year, approximately 4 248 women die […]

11th Aug 2017
Anova contributes to global effort in addressing neglected burden of STIs

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) impact greatly on people’s health. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that annually more than 69 million new cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa of the main STIs, other than HIV: Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, Treponema pallidum (syphilis) and herpes simplex virus type 2. These infections not only impact negatively on […]

8th Aug 2017
Anova making progress in eMTCT

This Women's Month we shine a spotlight on the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV and the amazing work being done by our team in this area. We interviewed our Tirisanong team in Soweto on our successful eMTCT programme. The eMTCT programme has successfully prevented the transmission of HIV to many babies since 2001. What […]

4th Aug 2017
Using epidemiological profiling and Geographic Information Systems to focus for impact

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Anova’s approach to achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets Anova is committed to curbing the AIDS epidemic in South Africa by focusing on the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets, namely, diagnosing 90% of the HIV-infected population, treating 90% of those with a diagnosis and attaining viral suppression in 90% of those on treatment. In order to achieve these […]

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