HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB
With only two months into South Africa’s National HIV & Behaviour Survey, teams of field workers collecting behavioural survey data and blood samples across the country have reported “an encouraging response rate from the public,” according to Professor Leickness Simbayi, Deputy CEO for Research at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and overall Principal Investigator of the study.
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.
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.