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Our Voice

Healthy relationships require equal decision-making practices, which includes decisions about safe sexual practices and protecting one another from the transmission of HIV and STIs. This can include choices about condom use and other forms of contraception, as well as the sexual practices that each partner is willing to engage in....

Traditional circumcision rituals are part of the rites of passage for many young boys into manhood. Traditional rites of passage are practices by various cultures in South Africa. In South Africa, thousands of young boys are circumcised in traditional initiation schools each year. Not all initiation schools practice the same...

South Africa has opted to promote voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) as part of the package of HIV prevention services, although a recent UN report suggests that there has been a decline in the number of VMMC procedures performed since 2014. In order to meet the target of 80 percent...

Since October 2011, JPS Africa, in partnership with the National Department of Health, has implemented Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) as the leading strategy for HIV/ AIDS prevention in South Africa. Since then, JPS Africa now boasts 34 sites that support VMMC all over South Africa, and has performed over 59000 VMMC...

Since the first cases of HIV, more than 35 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Today we celebrate World AIDS Day - and stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become infected with HIV, as well as commemorate those that have passed away. World AIDS Day is...

AIDS has not been defeated, but, it can be. Since 2011 the UNAIDS World AIDS Day theme has been “Getting to Zero”, and this year, South Africa will focus on ZERO discrimination. Today is all about making sure that the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS are not...

It has been more than three years since Sri Lanka has seen a case of Malaria. In these three years, millions of lives have been saved. Sri Lanka’s journey in fighting Malaria has not been a linear one – the disease was almost eradicated in the 1940s but when funding...

Everyone knows that the sound of a mosquito near your bed as you’re trying to fall asleep can feel like a slow torture. For many people around the world, that mosquito also comes with the risk of contracting malaria, a potentially life-threatening disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that...