What does the OIHC do?

The Office for Institutional HIV Co-ordination (OIHC) is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive institutional HIV strategy for Stellenbosch University. We are located in the Administration A Buidling, room 1012, Ryneveld Street. As the University’s HIV unit, the OIHC serves as consultant on HIV prevention, education and service delivery to both students and staff, and forms a strategic link with other higher education institutions, as well as national and international HIV organisations. The OIHC furthermore performs a leadership function in the realisation of shared responsibility for the vision of a campus free of new HIV infections. More about the vision.

Besides the co-ordination of institutional HIV services and programmes, the OIHC also offers a variety of HIV/Aids-related training and skills development opportunities for both staff and students. OIHC’s initiatives include:

  • Annual HIV testing campaigns and various condom distribution projects
  • A certificate short course on Social Justice Facilitation with a focus on HIV, gender and sexuality.
  • A key population project with a focus on LGBTQI and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)
  • Short courses on health communication and counselling
  • Service learning programmes
  • Community interaction initiatives
  • Development of HIV-specific curricula