HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

First South African study to look at HIV prevalence in transgender women

5 January 2018  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

The first South African integrated biological and behavioral survey on HIV in transgender women will be supported by various South African and international academic and civil society partners and will commence in January 2018.

''Are you going to die, Mom? Research shows that talking to your young children about your HIV status helps them cope better

1 December 2016  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

New scientific research from South Africa strengthens international evidence that children whose parents have a life-threatening disease such as HIV can benefit from their parents communicating with them about their illness and possible death.

National HIV Survey kicks off in August

20 July 2016  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

South African National HIV, Behaviour and Health Survey 2016 ‘Measuring Impact and Progress’ kicks off in August 2016. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will be conducting its fifth South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey 2016 in partnership with the National Department of Health, the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), University of Cape Town (UCT), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), Global Clinical & Viral Laboratory, the Foundation for Professional Development and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Join us at AIDS 2016

18 July 2016  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

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.

Analysing HIV hot spots to better target interventions

7 March 2016  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

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.

Effective responses to HIV and AIDS at work: what works in SA

6 November 2015  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

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.

What works in HIV and AIDS and the world of Work Initiatives in South Africa?

2 October 2015  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

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.

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