Chapter 9 - HIV and AIDS AND THE LAW
In 2003 the South African government approved a Comprehensive National Plan on HIV/AIDS Care, Management and Treatment. This plan was evaluated and revised in 2006 and a new strategy was published for 2007 to 2011. A new strategy for 2012 to 2016 is currently being developed.
The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), is the main official body coordinating the government’s HIV/AIDS programme.
It is chaired by the South African Deputy President and has members from government, civil society (NGOs), the private sector and unions. People living with HIV/AIDS and women’s groups are also represented. SANAC is engaged in shaping, influencing and implementing policies and programme interventions.
The contents of certain sections of this chapter were originally based on relevant chapters in the publication HIV/AIDS and the Law, published by the AIDS Law Project and Lawyers for Human Rights. For more information see www.alp.org.za.
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