SA's HIV plan to focus on health of sex workers

Published: December 12, 2013

CAPE TOWN — South Africa’s national strategic plan for HIV prevention, care and treatment for sex workers was lauded on Tuesday by Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria executive director Mark Dybul, who said the programme was a model for the rest of the world.

The plan demonstrated “what needs to be done, not only in South Africa but everywhere,” Mr Dybul said in an speech during one of the sessions of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa — the biggest AIDS conference in Africa.

He said the comprehensive plan developed by the South African National Aids Council (Sanac) showed “remarkable leadership and (was) a flagship of how we must respond not only on this continent but around the world”. 

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