Khothatsong AIDS Committee

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Khothatsong means “place of comfort”.

The mission of the Khothatsong Aids Committee is to assist in the physical and spiritual care of people affected and infected by the HIV/Aids pandemic.

Khothatsong makes a difference to people's lives where South Africa ranks in the top HIV prevalence countries in the world. 17.3% of the population estimated to be infected (UNAIDS 2011[i]). In the region of 5,6 million people in South Africa live with aids and there are 380,000 new infections every year. Annually 270,000 people die as a result of aids related diseases (UNAIDS 2011).

In 2011 there were 260 000 pregnant women in South Africa that received anti-retroviral medication during their pregnancy, resulting in a drop in the annual figure for new child infections that is now well below 50,000 babies a year. Aids is most prevalent in the economically active sector of society and UNAIDS 2011 estimates that south Africa has 2,1 million orphans – aged 0-17 years old - due to aids.

Faced by this overwhelming situation, a group of volunteers established the Khothatsong Association in 2004. Through interlinking projects we offer help to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the Gauteng province. Khothatsong is a Christian organisation and we provide care for people infected or affected by HIV/Aids on Christian values.