Human and Social Capabilities


8 Feb 2021 | Many South Africans Are Living With Undetected TB, Survey Finds

Many South Africans are living with undetected tuberculosis (TB), while those who show symptoms delay seeking medical care, a survey has shown. This i...

8 Feb 2021 | Mkhize encourages South Africans to use TB Health Check App for screening

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has encouraged South Africans to use the TB Health Check App and to begin screening themselves for the disease. Mkhize...

8 Feb 2021 | Most people with TB don't seek treatment, HSRC survey finds - The Mail & Guardian

About 66% of people in South Africa with tuberculosis do not seek treatment in a country burdened with the illness, according to the Human Science Res...

8 Feb 2021 | New survey shows South Africa has a long way to go in TB fight

A recent survey on the prevalence of tuberculosis in South Africa has found that the country had a TB prevalence rate of 737 infections per 100 000, w...

8 Feb 2021 | TB Prevalence Survey: Higher proportion of HIV negative people have asymptomatic TB, report finds

South Africa has a high tuberculosis (TB) burden, including many people with undetected TB in the community. There is a high burden of TB in men rathe...

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 ...