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Nelson Mandela/HSRC study of HIV/AIDS: South African national HIV prevalence, behavioural risks and mass media: household survey 2002

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dc.contributor.editor Shisana, O. en
dc.contributor.editor Simbayi, L C en
dc.date.accessioned 2003-07-08 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-12T10:15:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-12T10:15:08Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0796920079 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8945
dc.description.abstract This is a watershed cultural and demographic survey, commissioned by former President Nelson Mandela, and it came up with some surprising results! This study sampled a thorough cross-section of 9 963 South Africans from all walks of life. It shows 11 per cent are HIV+, 15.2 per cent of them aged between 15 and 49. Contrary to previous estimates, provinces with large urban informal settlements have the highest incidence of HIV infection - the Free State shows the highest prevalence in this regard! Women are more at risk of infection than men, with the Western Cape showing much higher figures than previous projections. Higher rates of infection (5.6%) are also found in children aged 2 - 14. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS is generally high, with sexual behaviour changes taking root in encouragingly low numbers of sexual partners and high levels of abstinence among the youth. There is still great uncertainty of the relationship between HIV and AIDS and popular myths. South Africans from all walks of life are at risk. In particular, wealthy Africans have the same levels of risk as poorer Africans - whereas in other race groups, poorer people are more vulnerable to infection. While the Executive Summary contains results, conclusions and recommendations, the Full Report takes a deeper look at the methodology and processes involved in its execution. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Human Sciences Research Council en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject SABSSM RESEARCH PROJECT en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS PREVALENCE en
dc.title Nelson Mandela/HSRC study of HIV/AIDS: South African national HIV prevalence, behavioural risks and mass media: household survey 2002 en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber PFAJLA en
dc.BudgetYear 2002/03 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 1973 en
dc.outputnumber 66 en
dc.bibliographictitle Shisana, O. & Simbayi, L C (eds). (2002) <i>Nelson Mandela/HSRC study of HIV/AIDS: South African national HIV prevalence, behavioural risks and mass media: household survey 2002. </i> Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council. en
dc.publicationyear 2002 en
dc.contributor.author1 Shisana, O. en
dc.contributor.author2 Simbayi, L C en


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