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HIV self-testing: Is it for the greater good?

When: Friday, 30 November 2018 - Friday, 30 November 2018
Where: Off campus
NICD, PRF Auditorium, 1 Modderfontein Road, Sandringham
Start time:10:30

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) will host this panel discussion ahead of World Aids Day on 1 December 2018.

Panellists include:

  • Dr Francois Venter, Deputy Executive Director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute who leads multiple antiretroviral treatment optimisation studies and has an active interest in public sector access to HIV services;
  • Dr Yogan Pillay, Deputy Director-General at the National Department of Health responsible for the HIV & AIDS, TB and Maternal, Child and Women’s Health programmes;
  • Professor Adrian Puren, Head of the Centre for HIV and STIs at the NICD and his area of interest is in virology and HIV specifically;
  • Dr Linda Ncube-Nkomo, Chief Executive Officer at LoveLife, responsible for ensuring stakeholders engage with issues affecting South African youth and for finding solutions to reduce HIV infection among young people.

Laura Lopez Gonzalez, Deputy Editor of the Mail & Guardian’s Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism will facilitate the discussion. Wear something red! HIV testing services will be available on the day.

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