Harm Reduction and Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training
The South Africa HIV ATTC team delivered training in principles of harm reduction as a socially responsive strategy to address substance use and prevent HIV in collaboration with TB HIV Care, University of Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch.
The team was applauded for its work on a video to reduce stigma against people with substance use disorders (SUDs).This video features personal vignettes of South African residents who have experience with addiction and treatment. Their stories, paired with an overview of current practices in South Africa, provide helpful context in the current climate of drug use in the country. This video is aimed at reducing stigma against those who experience addiction and rally more supporters towards harm reduction, MAT and other forms of treatment.