HIV and Aids Programme
The HIV and AIDS Programme has developed a model integrated response to the epidemic that incorporates teaching, research, care and support, community outreach, advocacy, prevention and management of the epidemic.
The HIV and AIDS Programme Office, located in the Education Building, has a close working relationship with the university's Campus Health Centre. It reports directly to the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Tyrone Pretorius. The programme is involved in a range of different activities. These include capacity building and information workshops for staff and students, acting as a resource centre, free distribution of condoms, provision of free voluntary counselling and testing services, nutritional, medical, psycho-social and spiritual support for students and staff infected and affected by HIV, peer education programmes, and an interactive theatre group. The programme is also involved in a number of innovative curriculum integration projects on campus, has established a volunteer programme that links students to community organisations working in the field of HIV and AIDS as well as exciting and innovative research projects. There is a strong focus on addressing gender power issues and on involving men as partners to curb the spread of the epidemic on campus.
For more information or to book an appointment contact us at +27 (021) 959 2648/2247 or visit us in the Education Building, Ground Floor