HIV prevalence among adult South Africans has increased as people with HIV are living longer, while prevalence in children has dropped because of the successful mother-to-child prevention programme. These findings were presented by Dr Olive Shisana, CEO of the Human Science Research Council, at a recent panel discussion on campus.
The burden of apartheid-era trauma is carried down the generations, and can still affect university-level students today, explained HIV/AIDS, Inclusivity and Change Unit (HAICU) director Cal Volks (pictured above) at the recent UCT colloquium on intergenerational trauma in post-conflict societies, and the role of higher education institutions in addressing it.
Former O magazine editor Kgomotso Matsunyane and KFM's Ryan O'Connor launched the distribution of a newly-designed female condom at UCT recently. The University is the first in South Africa to make the new PATH female condoms available to its students.