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Raising HIV/AIDS awareness through dance and drama at the 2019 SA AIDS Conference

The University of Johannesburg Institutional Office for HIV and AIDS (IOHA) proudly announced its “Sex in the city” #Intoxicated love track session which debuted from Tuesday, 11 to 14 June 2019 at the 9th SA AIDS Conference at the ICC in Durban.

This conference was the second largest HIV conference in the world, attended by over 3,000 people, 25% of which were from countries other than South Africa. Its main purpose was on unprecedented innovation and technologies in HIV and Change.

It is one of the most prominent annual medical meetings in southern Africa.

“The fourth industrial revolution has shaped and changed how people communicate and access information and it is critical for organisations like IOHA to adhere to these changes and come up with continuous innovation in HIV prevention,” said Rainny Nkhatho, UJ Head: IOHA.


The vibrant performance gave guests attending the conference an insight and knowledge regarding issues affecting students in South Africa and also coming up with innovative ways to tackle the issue pertaining to HIV&AIDS and combining effort to end this epidemic.

Delegates included scientists, medical practitioners and representatives from the public sector, NGO and faith-based sectors and the corporate sector.

“This track session will be performed by the IOHA peer educators who serve as ambassadors, and drivers of change within the UJ community in combating HIV and its social drivers”, added Nkhatho.

Sex in the City track session provides youth and students around the University of Johannesburg the opportunity to take action and influence change in their communities.

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