South African National AIDS Council
Publication Date: January 27, 2012
Five-year strategic guide from the South African National AIDS Council designed to address challenges posed by HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and tuberculosis (TB) beginning in 2012. The plan describes a 20-year vision with broad goals of reducing new HIV infections by at least 50%, using combination prevention approaches; initiating at least 80% of eligible patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART), with 70% alive and on treatment 5 years after initiation; reducing the number of new tuberculosis (TB) infections and deaths from TB by 50%; ensuring an enabling and accessible legal framework that protects and promotes human rights in order to support implementation of the National Strategic Plan; and reducing self-reported stigma related to HIV and TB by at least 50%. Topics covered include epidemiology of HIV and TB; key populations for the HIV and TB response; addressing social and structural drivers of HIV, sexually transmitted infection (STI), and TB prevention, care, and impact; preventing new HIV, STI, and TB infections; sustaining health and wellness; ensuring protection of human rights and improving access to justice; effective communication; governance and institutional arrangements, including national, regional, and international obligations; monitoring and evaluation, including core indicators, coordination, baseline values, data flow, data auditing and archiving, and reviews; research including proposed research streams and approaches to mapping the way forward; and cost and financing of the initiative.