World AIDS Day: Remembering those who died

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Lighting candles to remember those who died from AIDS

PACSA partnered with the Kwasuka Sukela campaign on a World Aids Day commemoration on the 1st December 2015. Speaking at the commemoration, Dudu Radebe, the PACSA Practice Development Manager said, “huge strides are being made nationally to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS, mostly through the provision of anti-retro-viral treatment. However much needs to be done to shift gender-based inequality and violence which continues to drive the spread of the pandemic.  KwaZulu-Natal remains the epicenter of HIV prevalence, which stands at an estimated 37.4 (per Health Systems Trust statistics in 2014). There is also evidence of HIV infections impacting on women who bear the highest burden of care, infection, socio-economic well-being. It is for this reason that our work focuses on working directly with communities to reverse the hostile underlying social injustices and gender inequality responsible for fueling high HIV prevalence rates in Kwazulu-Natal.

Dudu Radebe speaking at the commemoration

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