HIV/AIDS Institutional Co-Ordination Unit (HAICU) is situated within the Transformation Services Office (TSO),and it ensures that the university is responding appropriately to the HIV pandemic in a co-ordinated and collaborative manner in the areas of HIV management, teaching, research and social responsiveness.
What we do
HAICU supports and enables the portfolio by:
- co-ordinating HIV and AIDS interventions in curriculum development, public activities, student orientation and community partnerships
- reviewing and steering policy implementation and development, and preparing reports for Council on the university's effectiveness in combating HIV and AIDS
- communicating key issues to the campus community, using social marketing techniques and the AIDS community educators peer mentoring and education project
- serving as the university's quality assurance unit for student awareness interventions, including HIV and AIDS orientation programmes
- organising key public events on the university's campuses to raise awareness of key issues relating to HIV and AIDS
- organising key social responsiveness programmes as examples of good practice
- in partnership with the Centre for Open Learning (COL), developing a practical short course around HIV and AIDS
The work of HAICU is organised around an annual report to Council that tracks the continuing strengthening and effectiveness of the university's response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through defined areas of intervention.
- To transform UCT into an AIDS-competent community through effective knowledge and skills management
- To create a supportive and caring environment at UCT for all those who are infected or affected by HIV and AIDS
- To ensure that the UCT community responds to the epidemic with compassion and responsible behaviour
For more information visit the HAICU website.
28 Rhodes Avenue
Tel: 021 650 1006
Fax: 021 650 3600