The impact of HIV and AIDS on food security and nutrition in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Ladzani
KEYWORDS: FOOD SECURITY, HIV/AIDS, NUTRITION
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5821

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Abstract

Food security and nutrition are an outcome of national incomes, as household food security requires goods and services to be produced by the national economy. AIDS affects agricultural production and subsequently household food security. HIV-infected persons are limited in generating an income or producing food for their households. Therefore a synergistic relationship exists between HIV infection and food insecurity.