oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Gender, HIV and AIDS
Tracking the trends, progress and tribulations in South Africa : conference review



On 1 July 2009, the Socio-Economic Rights Project hosted a seminar on 'Gender, HIV and AIDS : Tracking the trends, progress and tribulations in South Africa'. The aim of the seminar was to take stock of recent developments and to reflect on progress made, and on setbacks and challenges encountered, when dealing with HIV and AIDS as it affects women. It also aimed at fostering conversation between different categories of stakeholders working on HIV and AIDS in South Africa. As participants included civil society organisations, health care practitioners and academics, the seminar looked at socio-medical, legal and policy perspectives. In particular, presentations were made on the double burden of HIV and tuberculosis (TB), food security and nutrition, sex work and legal reform ; the AIDs care burden on women, and the recent national HIV prevalence, incidence, behaviour and communication survey. Here is a summary of the issues considered.


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