702 partnership sees podcasts opening conversations about HIV/Aids

Acclaimed storytelling organisation, The Moth, has partnered with Radio 702 to bring a series of podcasts that facilitate open conversations about HIV/Aids in South Africa.

Executive director of the US-based non-profit organisation, Sarah Haberman, said their approach towards their work is to honour the diversity and commonality of human experience through art.

It really humanises the issue... It's that vulnerability and willingness to say something important about oneself that allows us to connect with with them and listen with an open mind.

Sarah Haberman, The Moth

Haberman said some of the advantages was support from the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation which enabled the organisation to conduct workshops that opened up a different conversation about the issue.

Access to anti-retroviral treatment has increased tremendously since 2009, with 3.5 million South Africans receiving treatment.

However, the high infection rates among young women and adolescents remains a challenge in curbing the scourge.

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