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Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University visits Sinovuyo Teen Study project in South Africa! 

March 2015: In March 2015, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Professor Andrew Hamilton, visited the Sinovuyo Teen Study project in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Check out the University's video on our research, "Tackling child abuse in Africa with research and fun"

The Young Carers research group takes part in the Ashmolean Museum's LiveFriday event!

May 2015: On Friday 15th May 2015, the Young Carers research group took part in the Ashmolean Museum's 'LiveFriday' public engagement evening, in collaboration with the University of Oxford's Social Sciences Division. We screened the "TAG Young Carers" video and invited visitors to take part in a competition. The aim was for participants to design a fashion prototype to enable HIV+ adolescent to carry their antiretroviral (ARV) medication with them in a cool and discreet way. The stigma of being HIV+ is a tricky barrier for adolescents to navigate and can affect their medication adherence. Thus, figuring ways to encourage teenagers to take them is very important. Despite the sombre nature of the subject, it was a really fun night with Plasticine drawing in crowds, both young and old, into tactile design creativity. An estimated 4,500 people came through the Museum's doors that night!  

YOUNG CARERS IN THE NEWS

Daily Nation (Kenya): 2013: http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/family-parenting/AIDS-in-South-Africa--Grantsfight--sugar-daddy--peril/-/1954198/2088812/-/l4rpy3/-/index.html

Times live (South Africa) 2013: http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2013/11/26/aids-in-south-africa-grants-fightsugar-daddy-peril

E-News Channel Africa (Africa) http://www.enca.com/south-africa/government-grants-reduce-hiv-infection-study

Google News (international) 2013: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hhrva8Ook2AJh7M78Vg0sfVEC8_Q?docId=e02cd7 17-17e4-4f12-8202-111d7c893fb0

Business Day Live (South Africa) 2013: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2013/11/26/grants-keep-hiv-sugardaddies-at-bay

Independent Online (South Africa) 2013 http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/news/how-sugar-daddy-scourge-upshiv-rates-1.1612338

The Sowetan (2013) http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2013/11/26/aids-in-sa-grants-fight-sugar-daddy-peril

Malaysian Insider (2013) http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/features/article/aids-in-south-africa-grants-fightsugar-daddy-peril

Modern Ghana News (Ghana) 2013 http://www.modernghana.com/print/505078/1/aids-in-south-africa-grants-fightsugar-daddy-peri.html

Naharnet (Lebanon) 2013: http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/107290-aids-in-south-africa-grants-fight-sugardaddy-peril

Global Post (USA) 2013: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131125/aids-south-africa-grants-fightsugar-daddy-peril

The Malay Mail Online (Malaysia) 2013: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/aids-in-south-africagrants-fight-sugar-daddy-peril

The Nation (Sri Lanka) 2013: http://www.nation.lk/edition/breaking-news/item/23100-aids-deaths-soar-amongyoung.html

BBC News (UK) 2013: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25104373

Med India (India) 2013: http://www.medindia.net/news/grants-fight-sugar-daddy-peril-that-influences-hiv-risk-insouth-africa-128335-1.htm

The Gleaner (Jamaica) 2013: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/latest/article.php?id=49521

Drum (South Africa) 2013: http://drum.co.za/news/grants-fight-sugar-daddy-peril/

Nigeria Daily News (Nigeria) 2013: http://www.nigeriadailynews.com/africa/85545-south-africa-govt-grantsprotect-teenage-girls-from-sugar-daddies.html

Wararka (Somalia) 2013: http://www.wararkasomalia.com/news/grants-help-sa-girls-avoid-hiv

France 24 (France) 2013: http://www.france24.com/en/20131126-aids-south-africa-grants-fight-sugar-daddy-peril

MSN News (New Zealand) 2013: http://health.msn.co.nz/article.aspx?id=8761966

News China (China) 2013: http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/news.xinhuanet.com/world/2013- 11/26/c_125766121.htm

The Saturday Star (South Africa) http://thestar.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

The Cape Argus (South Africa) 2013: http://capeargus.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

Suedostschweiz (Austria) 2013: http://www.suedostschweiz.ch/zeitung/sugar-daddys-als-groesstes-problem-imkampf-gegen-aids-0

Guardian (UK) 22/5/2010: South Africa's children caring for parents with AIDS. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/jun/22/hiv-aids-child-carers-south-africa

Mail and Guardian. 25/5/2010. ‘Telling secrets’ http://mg.co.za/article/2010-06-25-telling-secrets

Saturday Star: 3/6/2010. A burden too heavy for a child. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-230484922.html

Science Daily 1/12/2011: The hidden impact of AIDS on South African Children http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101130230852.htm

Politics.co.uk: 1/12/2011: The hidden impact of aids on South African children: http://www.politics.co.uk/opinionformers/press-releases/health/esrc-the-hidden-impact-of-aids-on-south-african-children-$21386008$365399.htm

eScience News: The hidden impact of aids on South African children: http://esciencenews.com/articles/2010/12/01/the.hidden.impact.aids.south.african.children

Destination Sante: SIDA : le front recule, la guerre continue. http://www.destinationsante.com/SIDA-le-frontrecule-la-guerre-continue.html

The Medical News: Children who care for parents with AIDS have higher level of mental illness http://www.newsmedical.net/news/20101201/Children-who-care-for-parents-with-AIDS-have-higher-level-of-mental-illness.aspx

Inter Press News Agency ‘Trauma of children caring for HIV-positive parents’ http://ipsnews.net/africa/nota.asp?idnews=52182

Saturday Star (SA) 20/08/2011 ‘The scars of a tortured generation’ http://www.youngcarers.org.za/News_files/SatStarYC2011.pdf

OVC support.net bulletin 1/12/2012 http://www.ovcsupport.net/s/index.php?i=1033

The Mail and Guardian 18/6/2013 http://mg.co.za/article/2013-06-18-social-grants-decrease-teenage-girls-risk-of-...