Institutional Office For HIV and AIDS

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Serving with Excellence. Advocating for Sexual Health and Encouraging Positive Living''


  • To be a Global Centre of Excellence in HIV & AIDS
  • Management in the Higher Education Sector

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  • Knowledge Creation, Mainstreaming and co-ordination of:
  • Teaching, Learning & Community engagements


The then Technikon Witwatersrand established the Wellness Centre in 2004. The purpose of the Wellness Centre was to promote, coordinate and implement wellness interventions for both students and staff, including for HIV and AIDS.

In 2005, the merger between RAU and TWR took place and the University of Johannesburg was formed. UJ decided that HIV and AIDS needed to be a priority and, as a result, the Institutional Office for HIV and AIDS (IOHA) was established in 2006. Its purpose is mainly to focus on student HIV and AIDS programmes at UJ. IOHA has since expanded and has staff members appointed across the UJ campuses. This was made possible through the financial assistance received from the EU/DoE/HESA/HEAIDS/UJ funding agreement in 2007.

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