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The HSRC's population-based HIV prevalence and incidence survey series: history, impact and the future

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-31T10:15:08Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-31T10:15:08Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-31 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15954
dc.description.abstract As a leading Social Sciences institution in the country, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has distinguished itself with its contribution to research in the field of HIV and AIDS. Before 2002, South Africa, like many other African countries, had depended on sentinel surveillance among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics to estimate the rates of HIV infections in the country (Chin & Mann 1989). However, using antenatal clinic surveillance data for making national HIV estimates has limitations, the main one being that this type of data excludes women and girls who are not pregnant and males of all ages. Hence, the extrapolation from this data to the general population is known to produce biased HIV estimates. National population- based surveys that include HIV testing are considered to be the 'gold' standard to measure representatively HIV prevalence at a country level, and these surveys were first conducted by the HSRC in South Africa in 2002. Their strength is in the inclusion of a much wider proportion of the population than that included in the antenatal surveys. They thus typically have a better national coverage, even though there is potential for bias introduced by non-response and the exclusion from the sampling frame of population groups at high risk of HIV infection (Boerma et al. 2003). en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject SABSSM RESEARCH PROJECT en
dc.subject HISTORY en
dc.title The HSRC's population-based HIV prevalence and incidence survey series: history, impact and the future en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle Society, research and power: a history of the Human Sciences Research Council from 1929-2019 en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Soudien, C. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Swartz, S. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11927 en
dc.PageNumber 405-417 en
dc.outputnumber 11072 en
dc.bibliographictitle Shisana, O., Rehle, T., Zungu, N. & Zuma, K. (2021) The HSRC's population-based HIV prevalence and incidence survey series: history, impact and the future. In: Soudien, C., Swartz, S. & Houston, G. (eds).<i>Society, research and power: a history of the Human Sciences Research Council from 1929-2019</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 405-417. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Shisana, O. en
dc.contributor.author2 Rehle, T. en
dc.contributor.author3 Zungu, N. en
dc.contributor.author4 Zuma, K. en


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