HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) fieldworkers are currently out on the road across the country to visit 60 000 South Africans to request their participation in the country’s fifth HIV and Health study. Professor Leickness Simbayi, Deputy CEO for Research at the HSRC and overall Principal Investigator of the study, says field workers will be visiting selected households across South Africa.
The HSRC is planning a satelllite session at AIDS 2016 which will provide good insights and presentations of the research undertaken by HSRC researchers which contributes to a reliable, national, regional and international resource for evidence-based research.
The relationship between HIV and associated behaviour, and population traits that drive the epidemic, vary from district to district in South Africa. Looking at the eight metros, the City of Tshwane had the lowest HIV prevalence while Ekurhuleni had the highest. The city of Cape Town and Nelson Mandela also had lower HIV occurrences.
Radio 702 interviewed the HSRC's Prof Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya last week about the recently released joint study on Effective Responses to HIV and AIDS at Work - what works in South Africa.
South Africa’s Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant, her Deputy iNkosi Phathekile Holomisa - in a partnership between -“The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Department of Labour - invites the media to the launch of a joint study on: “Effective Responses to HIV and AIDS at Work” - what works in South Africa.
The results of a survey on the HIV and AIDS related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of students and staff at South African Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges in South Africa, 2014 survey have been released.
The Stigma Index survey gathered information from 10 473 people living with HIV (PLHIV) and was undertaken by the Human Sciences Research Council on behalf of SANAC. Key partners in the survey were the National Association of People Living with AIDS (NAPWA), the Positive Women’s Network, and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).