HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB
The fifth National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Study (SABSSM V) findings are being released today.
Congratulations to Dr Olanrewaju Oladimeji and his Global Burden of Disease (GBD) team for getting published in The Lancet. The Lancet has an Impact Factor of 45.217 and is currently ranked second among 150 journals in the General & Internal Medicine subject category (2013 Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters, 2014).
Oladimeji, O. & GBD 2015, Risk Factors Collaborators (2016) Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990-2015: a systemic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 388:1659-1724.
''Are you going to die, Mom? Research shows that talking to your young children about your HIV status helps them cope better
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.
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).
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.