Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Know your CPUT – HIV/Aids Unit

Consistent with its resolve to produce not only qualified but also healthy graduates, CPUT students have access to wellness services from the HIV/AIDS Unit.

Situated in the Administration Building on the Cape Town Campus, the unit aims to prevent and control HIV/Aids, sexually transmitted infections and works tirelessly to attend to the holistic wellbeing of all students.

It conducts research, runs awareness campaigns, community outreach programmes, and is also actively involved in curriculum integration of HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB.

Students at the Bellville Campus can access the unit’s services at its satellite office on the campus, while those at other campuses have access to the healthcare services via the Mobile Unit.

Services include walk-in HIV Counseling and Testing Services, a Peer Education Program, Internship as well as Volunteer Programs.

Among several campaigns run by the unit, students can also look forward to a Youth Leadership Conference which is planned for the first Semester.

Written by Kwanele Butana


Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.