South African HIV AIDS Collaboration
Raise one voice. Make one choice. Change the future of South Africa
SAHAC is a South African-North American partnership uniting, mobilizing, and equipping existing community resources to cut in half the number of new HIV/AIDS infections within 5 years in the populations we serve. SAHAC’s aim is to create a youth movement in which youth embrace the only behaviors that eliminate the risk of HIV infection—postponing sex until marriage and keeping sex within marriage thereafter—and urge their friends to do the same. In March 2006, after 18 months of research and planning, SAHAC launched a pilot project in Orlando East, one of the historic Soweto Townships, in Johannesburg, South Africa.