HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

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.

Stepping up programmes to ensure TVET students/staff can take charge of their health

18 June 2015  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

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.

Index report confirms HIV-positive women bear brunt of stigma

12 June 2015  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

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).

ILO to launch a new study on HIV and AIDS in Africa

23 April 2015  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to officially launch “Effective Responses to HIV and AIDS at Work: A multi-country study in Africa” on Friday 24 April 2015 at the Ernst and Young Building, in Sandton – Johannesburg, South Africa.

AIDS: Who lives between the lines?

28 November 2014  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

HIV feeds on discrimination, writes Allanise Cloete

Pierre Brouard (Centre for the Study of AIDS, University of Pretoria)
Dawie Nel (OUT LGBTI Wellbeing)
Allanise Cloete (HSRC)

In South Africa, HIV infection was first characterised by male to male transmission, and during the early 1980s considered a “homosexual” epidemic. The epidemic, among what is epidemiologically termed men who have sex with men (MSM), was not taken seriously by the apartheid government, partly because same-sex sexuality was a punishable under the law. 

Three cities study: high levels of HIV infection found among men who have sex with men

11 November 2014  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB  | Latest News

Relative to national estimates, HIV prevalence is high among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the three largest cities of South Africa. In Cape Town, the overall prevalence among MSM recruited into the study was 22.3%, in Johannesburg  it was 26.8%. In Durban,  the prevalence was unusually high among respondents, namely 48.2%. In each city, HIV prevalence was higher among MSM aged 25 years and older than among MSM in the 18–24 years age category - Cape Town:  27.8%  versus (vs) 13.1%; Johannesburg, 36.7% vs. 17.1%; Durban, 71.1%  vs. 39.3%, all respectively.

Relative to national estimates, HIV prevalence is high among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the three largest cities of South Africa. In Cape Town, the overall prevalence among MSM recruited into the study was 22.3%, in Johannesburg  it was 26.8%. In Durban,  the prevalence was unusually high among respondents, namely 48.2%. In each city, HIV prevalence was higher among MSM aged 25 years and older than among MSM in the 18–24 years age category - Cape Town:  27.8%  versus (vs) 13.1%; Johannesburg, 36.7% vs. 17.1%; Durban, 71.1%  vs. 39.3%, all respectively. - See more at: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/media-briefs/hiv-aids-stis-and-tb/marang#sthash.KbetBpNR.dpuf

Improving services for young children in communities with high HIV rates

16 September 2014  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

An HSRC team led by Professor Linda Richter was commissioned to develop a monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) platform that would contribute to the implementation of a range of interventions in communities hardest hit by HIV and AIDS, to improve services for young children and their families.

HSRC-led HIV/AIDS Survey to make waves at AIDS 2014

17 July 2014  | Latest News  | HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

The HSRC-led consortium of research organisations will present five papers at the AIDS 2014 Confrence, emanating from the 2012 South African National HIV, Behaviour and Health Survey (SABSSM-4) which was released in April this year.

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