August 5, 2014

While HIV/AIDS may not initially seem as a close fit with UCTs transformation initiative, a clearer understanding of the issues surrounding the epidemic (such as prejudice) can serve as a catalyst for transforming people's belief systems, says HAICU director Cal Volks.


August 5, 2014

Cultural nostalgia and stigmatisation are hindering efforts to address teh HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa, UCT's 5th Colloquim on HIV/AIDS recently heard. 


Titled Narrative and Nostalgie in HIV Education and Research, the gathering focused on the human stories behin...

August 5, 2014

Following the launch of her book, Are They Really 'Born Free'? Volks discussed her research with UCT students living with HIV, interviewed in 2006 and early 2012
exploring the multi-layered burden of experiencing HIV stigma coupled in some with intergenerational trauma...

June 17, 2014

To try to address this knowledge gap and encourage critical discussion and reflection, Michaelis School of Fine Art elective lecturer Fabian Saptouw and his students have been working in partnership with UCT's HIV/AIDS, Inclusivity and Change Unit (HAICU) since 2012, e...

April 2, 2013

A colloquium hosted by UCT's Disability Service has highlighted several pertinent topics with regard to violence against women. The title of the colloquium, At the Intersection, revolves around connections between violence against women with disabilities, HIV, sexual o...

March 19, 2007

Can't touch this… without a condom is the message that has greeted Freshers arriving at UCT this year.

This, the latest campaign staged by the HIV/AIDS Coordination UCT (HAICU), is unambiguous in its message: If your choice is not to abstain from sex, wear a condom for...

August 21, 2006

HIV/AIDS Coordination - UCT (HAICU) and the South African Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (SABCOHA) have launched a joint initiative that brings Western Cape businesses together to discuss best practices in dealing with the disease and its prevention in the workplace.



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Cal Volks is an Infertility Counsellor & Researcher, living in Melbourne. She is the founder of ARISE - Assisted Reproduction Information, Support & Education. Cal is currently doing her PhD at LaTrobe University, Melbourne.


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