Have Your Say

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Give us your views on the draft National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs for 2017-2022.

The National Strategic Plan (NSP) is the strategic guide for the country’s comprehensive response to HIV, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections. It is revised every five years.

The South African National AIDS Council has launched a series of stakeholder and online consultations to feed into the development of the plan. The consultation process, which will run until the end of September 2016, is open to everyone to share information, ideas and experiences.

Please tell us:

  • What new interventions should we consider?
  • How do we improve implementation?
  • What can we do to have the greatest impact?
  • How do we tailor our programmes to for specific communities and vulnerable populations?
  • How do we address the social conditions that contribute to the spread of HIV, TB and STIs?
  • How do we increase access to treatment and keep people on treatment?
  • What goals should we set for 2022?

We cannot hope to end AIDS-related deaths and new TB and HIV infections without you.

So get involved! Share your views in the comments section below.

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    1. social drivers & ineffective behavior modification programmes , STIGAMA being the worst driver.

      initiate self test & involvement of technology in HIV/AIDS

  1. Good Day
    My name is Gloria Phiri working for the Department of Correctional service as an HIV Coordinator.Having worked closing with inmates as a clincal nurse practitioner i would like to suggest that our inmates who are diagnosed with TB should be encouraged to disclose their true identity as this poses a challenge during curate as we cant trace them due to wrong information and adress.My other proposal is that their release must be based on disclosing their status to family members as they get released and never follow up their treatment outside and this is a concern that they might be going to families with small children which might be exposed. The family should be called in and informed so that they can also be referred to their nearest clinic for screening as contacts as sometimes the inmates are diagnosed on their entry from the community.One other suggestion is for them to complete treatment before release our curate is always a huge problem,once they leave prison they never bother to go to the health facilities. One family said since the inmate came home he never told them he was taking treatment but hide tablets under the bed they found them whilst cleaning his bedroom.Selling of ARVs inside still a challenge to increase staff so that we can implement dot as others collect treatment and never take it and we see with the unsuppressed viral load or failure to convert from intensive phase to continuation phase.Our police to allow oofenders to collect their treatment especially when arrested from home. Clinics still not honoring referrals by sending back the slip when patients go to their facilities.The challenge of prison clinics not to be informed when inmates especially Remand Detainees go for court sometimes they dont return and we never know the outcome The challenges of security search whereby pills confiscated during search are not brought to the clinic but thrown away without enquiring from the clinic if indeed the inmate is the owner of treatment.Regular audit and assessment from the department of Health.

  2. •How do we address the social conditions that contribute to the spread of HIV, TB and STIs?
    Manage and undertake technical work in technical expertise areas within the component
    Work closely with partners in the field to implement the SBCC strategy in an integrated manner throughout project interventions
    Work closely with implementing partners to assess and address barriers to behavior change and continuing gaps in behavior change programming
    Provide inputs to the M&E team as they conduct formative research with end users to inform program implementation related to behavior change and test appropriate SBCC approaches
    Participate in partner project strategy sessions, including coordination meetings and thematic working groups, and contribute to behavior change solutions
    Work with implementing partners and project communities to develop or adapt existing sensitization tools and materials for productive social behaviour change messaging
    Lead the organizing of events (e.g. YOLO master training sessions, YOLO programme and take responsibility of communication with DSD (national and provincial) and relevant partners for such events
    Conduct training sessions with Prime partner staff in order to strengthen capacity in behavior change methodologies
    Develop context-specific SBCC materials and work closely with implementing partners to assess the efficacy of SBCC approaches and refine as needed
    Review training materials and communication plans for SBBC programme rollout
    Ensure successful outcomes of component achieved within budget, timeline, boundaries of contract as well as evidence-base / data-driven effectiveness
    Provide critical technical review of client deliverables
    Engage proactively & advise DSD; participate in the component working group & relationship with DSD
    Originate Terms of Reference (and quality assure those originated by other team members) ensuring clarity and feasibility. If necessary assist the client with drafting or finalising them including but not limited to
    assist the M & E Management in designing research to address barriers to behavior change relative to DFAP sectors and disseminating results to project partners
    Document lessons learned related to behavior change and participate in project learning events to evaluate progress and modify SBC approaches
    Developing and maintaining a network of contacts; ensuring good customer relations; and liaison with USAID, UNAIDS, DFID and other donors.

    •How do we increase access to treatment and keep people on treatment?enhance accessibility to community based services, strengthen linkages to community care, empower community based organisations and health workers through targeted educational programmes,

    •What goals should we set for 2022?
    encourage and support innovation for self HIV/AIDS test
    Initiate technology involvement in HIV/AIDS programmes

    facilitate the establishment of community and facility friendly comprehensive care services,
    and project manage the overall performance of the Adherence Programme interventions

  3. 1. We should consider adopting a preventative approach to dealing with hiv. If we create projects targeted at hiv positive people we will fáil because of the following reasons. 1. We are dealing with the population which the majority are still holding on to the 1980’s views about hiv. There are many misconseptions about hiv positive eg dirty, your are sick, prostituye, cursed and the list is endless. Not man y people would want to be associated with such, so a project that targets hiv positive people is not likely to reach those targeted hiv positive people. If we stop addressing hiv as a disease and start approaching is as a lifestyle problem we will be more likely to win the battle because we will be targeting the root cause. Addressing hiv as a lifestyle problem means our target is not only hiv positive people but both hiv positive and negative people. Prevention is better than cure. We need to teach the people that being hiv positive or negative doesnt matter that much but what really matters is an undetectable viral load. I am willing to elaborate more on my statement if it will be required.
    1.2 we need intensive hiv lessons to be part of the curriculum at schools
    2.We improve implementación by asking what are the barears to implementación. Eg silence, stigma, porverty, lack of hiv education etc. If we deal with silence for example we are dealing silence within the couples for example . It should not be too difficult for people to talk about hiv and getting tested together before they even start engaging in sexual relationship. Celebraties would go as far as making puplic statement to correct people is people media writes that a celebrity might be hiv positive. We need to be more open about hiv. We can joke about anything, death, racsism but we stay far away from joking about hiv.
    3. To have great impact everybody must get involved, sports, intetainment, education, health etc
    4. The vulnerable population is at school, we should start school programmes to deal with hiv
    5. We should address poverty, and bring hope to teenagers in rural áreas, we need mentors who will mentor teenagers from rural arears. We should reward children or teenagers that are at school by giving them stipend should they pass and not fall pregnant and maintain an undetectable viral load if found to be positive.
    6. We increase access to treatment by dealing with barears(stigma)to getting tested for hiv. We deal with misconception(im going to die). We empower people with hiv knowledge(the sooner you get tested the better your chance of your immunity to recover and the more you delay the less likely that your immune system will fully recover)
    6. All schools should have hiv programmes

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