Translating and Adapting The National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STIs at The Local Level
A 10% increase in HIV prevalence was noted in the West Rand district municipality of Gauteng province between 2011 and 2015. This was anticipated as mortality rates declined due to a growing ART programme and patient adherence to treatment. Our research investigated how the burden of HIV is managed in the national and local policy frameworks, particularly looking at how South Africa’s National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, TB and STIs is adapted for implementation at the municipal level through the local AIDS council. We used Merafong City local municipality in the West Rand district as a case study to explore some of the challenges associated with the implementation of the NSP at the municipal level.