During her Fellow’s project, Mandisa became a renowned face of U=U, after launching South Africa’s first treatment as prevention campaign in the Eastern Cape. And she’s well on her way to leading regional advocacy to popularize and formalize the uptake of U=U to promote treatment, adherence and viral load suppression as a way to destigmatize and sexually disinhibit people living with HIV.
Mandisa established alliances with UNAIDS, prominent political leaders and South Africa’s National AIDS Council and collaborated closely with the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society and Prevention Access Campaign to promote U=U. Her work culminated in the organizing of a U=U Satellite session at the SA AIDS Conference and in the formation of the U=U Africa Forum she co-founded with AVAC Fellow Alumni Kennedy Mupeli from Botswana. They continue to advocate for ministries of health to officially implement U=U.
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- Eastern Cape Becomes the First South Africa Province to campaign on U = U, UNAIDS
- South Africa needs to embrace the Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) campaign, HIV Nursing Matters
- U=U: We should put people living with HIV at the centre of HIV prevention efforts, Spotlight
- In Just 5 Years, Undetectable=Untransmittable Changed History, HIV Plus, Spotlight
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