Human and Social Capabilities


28 Feb 2020 | The controversial cut: clear communication essential for HIV risk reduction

Although the contribution of each component of the HIV response is not known, one mathematical model published in February 2020 in the Lancet found th...

1 Dec 2019 | World AIDS Day 2019: New pill brings hope, while stigma remains a barrier to treatment

The introduction of a new HIV drug, as part of the new antiretroviral treatment guidelines, has been greeted with widespread positivity. The three-in-...

29 Oct 2019 | Collaborating on couples-focused interventions for HIV, STIs and diabetes

The HSRC is collaborating with the University of Southampton and the University of Cape Town to develop behaviour change strategies aimed at encouragi...

21 Oct 2019 | School's Out project kicks off in earnest with meetings across southern Africa

The HSRC's ten-country study -- the School's Out project -- has kicked off in earnest with meetings across southern Africa last week. The project is f...

30 Jul 2019 | AIDSImpact 2019: HSRC presentations

The HSRC is sending a delegation to the AIDSImpact conference once again this year. This is the 14th edition of the conference and it will be held in ...

10 Jun 2019 | Congratulations to Prof Tamsen Rochat DST-NRF CoE in Human Development managment committee

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) awarded a Centre of Excellence in Human Development to the U...

8 Feb 2019 | PE office enters #WRADChallenge2019

HSRC staff members in Port Elizabeth took time to participate in the NGO Nal’ibali’s #WRADChallenge2019 by reading aloud the set story &ld...

8 Jan 2019 | The biggest cost burden of Africa's growing diabetes epidemic is borne by the poorest

The number of people with diabetes in Africa will almost triple between 2015 and 2040, rising from 14.2 million to 34.2 million, according to The Inte...

3 Dec 2018 | Statement by the HSRC and UNAIDS on a joint 2018 World AIDS Days partnership seminar on HIV drug resistance

HIV Drug Resistance: Results from the Fifth South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence Behaviour and Communication survey, and impact on the 90-...

2 Nov 2018 | The first of its kind outside Gauteng: A community-owned non-communicable disease screening service in Sweetwaters

Since 2015, Dr Alastair van Heerden from HSD and his colleague Laurie Bruns at the UCLA Center for World Health have worked with MBA teams from UCLA o...