A web-based information portal developed by the South African Medical Research Council. It provides up-to-date, scientifically accurate information on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) with a specific focus on the southern African region.
Where possible we have listed the web links to all our reference sources.
We have also made available all open source documents as PDFs, and will continue to add to the library as permission to share publications is granted.
As new research is published, we will continue to add to the MMCinfo Resource library.
AIDS Research Alliance exists to develop a cure for HIV/AIDS, medical strategies to prevent new infections, and better treatments for people living with HIV.
An independent research organisation, AIDS Research Alliance has moved the science forward, contributing to the approval of half of today’s HIV/AIDS treatments.
The Anova Health Institute is committed to improving the quality of public health services, with a special focus on HIV. Anova is a leading partner in capacity building and the provision of technical support to the SA Department of Health, with a reputation for innovative responses and ground-breaking research in HIV.
The Aurum Institute is a proudly South African, public-benefit organisation with over 15 years’ experience in leading the response, treatment and research efforts to eradicate TB and HIV. Their remit is to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in TB and HIV integration.
AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, working to AVERT HIV and AIDS worldwide. AVERT funds overseas projects that deal with the problem of HIV/AIDS in countries where there is a particularly high rate of infection, such as South Africa, or where there is a rapidly increasing rate of infection such as in India. They also take education and information to people in almost every country in the world through their website.
Brothers for Life is a national campaign targeting mainly men aged 30 and over. The campaign seeks to address the risks associated with having multiple and concurrent partnerships, sex and alcohol, gender based violence and promotes HIV testing, male involvement in PMTCT and health seeking behaviours in general.
CareWorks is a South African social enterprise healthcare company that focuses on HIV prevention and disease management as well as some other key areas of employee wellness. CareWorks has created a niche in working with mobile males. From this base, they are able to widen their focus to partners and communities.
CHAPS is one of the largest South African NGOs focused on MMC as HIV prevention on the African continent.
A collaborative effort to generate and share information resources with the international public health community, civil society groups, health policy makers, and programme managers. Provides evidence-based materials on male circumcision, including scientific articles and books.
JHHESA is a non-profit organisation that designs and implements evidence-based HIV Campaigns, and HIV Communication Programmes aimed at HIV Prevention to educate the public to understand their risk of HIV infection in relation to multiple partners, correct and consistent condom use, transactional sex and alcohol use.
The Foundation was established in 1948, but under the leadership of CEO Drew Altman, was completely remade from the ground up beginning in 1991, with the mission, staff expertise, programs, operating foundation legal status and operating style it is known for today. The California-based non-profit organisation now focuses on health policy analysis and health journalism.
MatCH was established in 2010 as a division of the Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of the Witwatersrand. MatCH is based in Durban and was formerly (since 1998) the Durban Office of the RHRU [Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit].
MSF is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 70 countries. MSF sets out to alleviate human suffering, to protect life and health and to restore and ensure respect for the human beings and their fundamental human rights.
NAPWA is a national organisation that co-ordinates the needs and resources of all people living with HIV/AIDS. NAPWA’s major purpose is to organise, mobilise and empower people living with HIV/AIDS and to represent their interests by providing care and support.
The South African NDoH has implemented the MMC programme acknowledging the partial prevention value of MMC but recognising it as a key HIV combination prevention component. The NDoH has developed the Strategic Plan for the Scale up of Medical Male Circumcision in South Africa, 2012-2016, which provides a framework for the scale up of the current MMC programme in South Africa and sets a target of 4.3 million circumcisions by the end 2016.
New Start is South Africa’s largest non-profit HIV prevention programme. It is managed by Society for Family Health (SFH). New Start offers a comprehensive package of HIV counselling and testing, medical male circumcision and health communications services in order to enable vulnerable and low-income South Africans to live healthy lives.
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. Created by President George W. Bush in 2003, this historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally.
One of Africa’s leading research centres, the PHRU is situated at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg. PHRU engages in research, training, policy-formulation and advocacy concerning HIV-positive people and their children.
Specifically, PHRU conducts adult, paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment research, HIV prevention research and investigations into tuberculosis and other HIV co-infections. In addition to the numerous pharmaceutical and publicly-funded clinical trials PHRU continues to carry out, the unit also conducts important behavioural and social science research, advocates for research access and provides needed care to the people of Soweto.
The PrePex device was developed by Circ MedTech to facilitate safe, simple, scalable and cost effective non-surgical adult male circumcision programs as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package. PrePex focuses on non-surgical adult male circumcision for HIV prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa, and as such, the device is not yet available elsewhere.
Right to Care is a South African non-profit organisation (Section 21) that supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. Support is provided primarily in five provinces: Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Western Cape, and Free State.
The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) is the largest trade union organising textile and clothing workers. It also organises footwear, leather and retail workers. SACTWU’s membership is approximately 66% female, most of whom are of child bearing age and as such, form part of the economically active population that is the hardest hit by the HIV pandemic. The Worker Health Program was started in 1998 as a worker education program and has evolved into a comprehensive program providing the full continuum of care.
The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) is a voluntary association of institutions established by the national cabinet of the South African Government to build consensus across government, civil society and all other stakeholders to drive an enhanced country response to the scourges of HIV, TB and STIs.
The Shang Ring circumcision device first appeared at the Hong Kong International Fair of Technology in 2003. This clamp is widely used in China and is also being adopted elsewhere. Extensive trials are being conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, this device being one of a number of contenders for use in campaigns of mass circumcision as part of the WHO/UNAIDS anti-HIV programme.
SFH is the South African affiliate of Population Services International, the world’s leading network of social marketing organisations, with affiliates in 69 countries around the world. SFH’s mission is to serve the health needs of vulnerable and low-income people through the social marketing of quality products, services and information.
SABCOHA focusses on all matters relating to health, but with a focus on workplace health. Their vision is healthy workplaces shaping healthy communities.
The vision of SAMHS is to establish a healthy military community. To ensure a healthy military community a comprehensive, excellent and self-supporting multidisciplinary military health service is required. The South African Military Health Service was established in June 1998.
TB/HIV Care Association is a registered non-profit organisation that puts integrated care at the heart of responding to TB and HIV. Their aim is to improve TB and HIV management by increasing access to TB and HIV diagnosis, care, treatment and community-based treatment adherence support.
CDC is the U.S. national public health institute. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability. CDC is partnering in South Africa with government, private institutions, universities and NGOs to improve the country’s public health foundation, prevent transmission of HIV, provide care and treatment for those already infected with HIV, and strengthen laboratory capacity.
The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realise their potential. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.