bua@AC Monthly Meetings

About bua@AC

"bua" is a Sotho word meaning “talk”; it was commonly used at activists’ meetings in the apartheid struggle. When one was making a valid point and the supporters wanted to support his/her statement, they would just say “bua”, which encouraged freedom of expression. These sessions also encouraged networking, comradeship and skills transfer. This epitomises the AC monthly meetings, hence – bua@AC.

The AIDS Consortium bua sessions stand out as a pioneering initiative, bringing together over 400 (throughout three provinces) HIV and AIDS and human rights activists monthly to discuss topical issues, hence a different theme each month. These have taken place for 17 years and are thus renowned in the sector.

The forum encourages networking, skills transfer, debates and discussions that challenge the myths, beliefs and behaviours that continue to drive incidence, human rights violations and stigma and discrimination. Well renowned in the HIV and AIDS sector, the forum is largely aimed at NGOs, FBOs, CBOs and activists in the HIV and AIDS field, but does not exclude any interested community members.

bua@AC 2011 Dates & Themes

Month

Gauteng Date

Limpopo Date

Theme

February

1

8

The AIDS Consortium Strategy

March

1

8

Transmission

April

5

12

Opportunistic Infections

May

10

10

TB

June

14

14

Report back on SA AIDS Conference and Community Health Workers

July

5

12

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)

August

2

9

Infant Feeding

September

6

13

HIV Counseling and Testing

October

4

11

Positive Prevention

November

1

8

Medical Male Circumcision

 

If you would like to attend any of these meetings, please send an email to: info@aidsconsortium.org.za
All are welcome!