South Africa – National HIV plan scraps calls to decriminalise drug use – 2017

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South Africa is expected to release its new national HIV strategy later this month. In a country that continues to battle the world’s largest HIV epidemic, the document will guide the next six years in the fight against new infections.

TheĀ South African National Aids Council (Sanac), civil society groups and key government departments met to finalise the strategy late last week. The plan not only outlines the country’s response to HIV but also guides its efforts against tuberculosis (TB) and sexually transmitted infections.

TheĀ latest draft of the national strategic plan, released on 10 March, is unlikely to be drastically different from the final version, which is expected be launched on 31 March in Bloemfontein. For More


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