We're at AIDS2016 in Durban and excited to share what's been happening so far

Yesterday was the first day of activities at AIDS 2016 and it was full of excitement. Young people from around the world came together to share their stories. Highlights from the Global Village (where young people come together) included dance, poetry and spoken word performances by young people living with HIV.

The conference’s opening event was very heartfelt, as our very own international star, Charlize Theron, gave an empowering speech. She called for the youth to be part of Generation to End HIV/AIDS. Other speakers included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, KZN Premier Willies Mchunu and the Deputy President Mr Cyril Ramaphosa. Tata Nelson Mandela was also remembered on his birthday, as the world celebrated Mandela Day. South Africa has come far since the last time the AIDS conference was held in 2000. South Africa now had the largest HIV treatment programme in the world and continues to grow.

The stage has been set for you to make your voice heard. Follow all the action at #AIDS2016 with @BWiseHealth on Twitter and Facebook.


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B-Wise User Anonymous 12 December 2018 10:07

HIV n Aids journey left both victims n perpetrators vulnerable....it's look like I finally win direction throught HIV. WHAT'S CHALLENGING I IS THE Fact that those whom I refers as perpetrate disrupte medication...how to cope without medication after decay of meditation?

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 December 2018 09:19

HIV infection is a chronic condition which needs lifelong treatment. Stopping medication may result in the person becoming ill and getting other dangerous infections. By stopping and starting medication repeatedly, this increases the chances of treatment resistance meaning it will stop working.  



B-Wise User mapps osentebale 27 July 2016 15:50

Are the ngo's going to be funded for descemination of HIV/AIDS information,education & awarenesses,moreover in the rural areas?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2018 14:03

Hi mapps osentebale. Thank you for your question. With healthcare support moving into the community, many NGOs and CBOs have been called on to support the national campaign, which reaches urban and rural areas. Donor funding from NGO's comes from foreign government and organisations that have their own focus areas.



B-Wise Expert Expert 29 July 2016 11:30

Hi mapps osentebale. Thank you for your question. With healthcare support moving into the community, many NGOs and CBOs have been called on to support the national campaign, which reaches urban and rural areas. Donor funding from NGO's comes from foreign government and organisations that have their own focus areas.