HIV/AIDS

Overview

The UN system in the country supports the response of the South African government to the HIV and TB epidemics through the Joint United Nations Programme of Support (JPS). UN support is strategically aligned to the activities of the HIV, TB & STI National Strategic Plan for South Africa 2012-2016 with four strategic objectives: • Address Social and Structural Drivers of HIV and TB Prevention, Care and Impact • Prevent New HIV, STI and TB Infections. • Sustain Health and Wellness • Ensure Protection of Human Rights and Increased Access to Justice.

Our Goals

UNDP’s response to HIV is guided by the UNAIDS division of labour, which assigns specific responsibilities to each of the ten UNAIDS Cosponsors and the UNAIDS Secretariat, in line with organisational mandates and comparative advantages. UNDP is the lead UN organisation for addressing dimensions of HIV relating to development planning and mainstreaming; governance of HIV responses; and law, human rights and gender, including sexual minorities. Currently the focus areas of this programme are: • Mainstreaming HIV and its gender and human rights dimensions into the core mandates, development plans, strategies and processes of national and provincial departments. • Law, Human Rights and Gender. more

HIV/AIDS South Africa

UNDP’s response to HIV is guided by the UNAIDS division of labour, which assigns specific responsibilities to each of the ten UNAIDS Cosponsors and the UNAIDS Secretariat, in line with organizational mandates and comparative advantages. UNDP is the lead UN organization for addressing dimensions of HIV relating to development planning and mainstreaming; governance of HIV responses; and law, human rights and gender, including sexual minorities. more

Our Stories

Mainstreaming HIV Policy in South Africa

HIV mainstreaming: National AIDS responses have proven to be most successful when they have moved beyond addressing HIV as only a health concern, and involved a wider range of sectors and stakeholders.more 

Youth most affected by HIV: UNAIDS

Young people are carrying the burden of the HIV pandemic, UNAIDS regional support team director Sheila Tlou said on Friday. "Young people are particularly susceptible to HIV infections and they also carry the burden of caring for family members living with HIV/Aids," she said in Johannesburg. "Aids is shattering young people's opportunities for healthy adult lives." more 

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