University College London, University of Cape Town, and Sonke Gender Justice invite you to Global webinar discussion: Our blind spot? Men and ART/HIV services

University College London, University of Cape Town, and Sonke Gender Justice are pleased to invite you to:

Our blind spot? Men and ART/HIV services
Global webinar discussion

Wednesday 8th July 2015, 2:30-4:00pm South Africa (1:30-3:00pm UK, GMT+1)

Take part in this webinar by joining via and Twitter #genderseminar (see attached instructions)

Research shows that men in Sub-Saharan Africa have lower HIV testing rates than women, are at a disadvantage in going on to timely ART, tend to present later at health services (with advanced viral load) and are more likely to die on ART. This context places the burden of HIV care and support on women. Although addressing these concerns is important for men, women, and the public health system, national responses are insufficiently focused on improving men’s access to HIV services. This webinar, being held as part of a panel discussion at the Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH) conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa, will bring together experts working on men and HIV within the context of public health and gender justice responses at the research, programming and policy levels. It will seek to advance the debate on how communities, NGOs, academia and health systems might address this issue for everyone’s benefit.

Tim Shand, IGH, University College London (moderator)
Chris Colvin, Head, Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Cape Town
Morna Cornell, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Research, University of Cape Town
Dan Smith, Chair of Anthropology, Brown University
Remmy Shawa, SRHR Portfolio Manager, Sonke Gender Justice
Jeremiah Chikovore, HIV/AIDS, STIs & TB Research Programme, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa

The seminar will be a simultaneous panel and webinar. People will be able to listen in and send/ask questions in real time to the panellists via and contribute via Twitter: #genderseminar. See attached joining instructions.

Organised by The Institute for Global Health (IGH) at University College London, the South African Social Science and HIV Programme (SASH) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Sonke Gender Justice.


For further information please contact:

Tim Shand:

Sarah Hawkes: