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Launch of the South African National HIV (SABSSM V) Survey 2016/2017

21 February 2017
13:00 - 14:00

The HSRC and its partners are launching the study officially at the

Venue: Nelson Mandela  Foundation  offices in Johannesburg 

Date: 21st of February 2017

Time: 13:00- 14:00.

The 2017 South African national HIV prevalence, incidence, behaviour and com­ munication survey is the fifth in a series of population-based, cross-sectional surveys of households in South Africa designed to assess the prevalence of key human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related health indicators. 

The Human Sci­ences Research Council has lead a consortium  of organisations conducting this survey series since 2002.  The United States (U. S. )  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U. S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) have been the main funder since 2005.

The launch will create awareness about the study to the general public and it also aims to encourage participation amongst  South Africans if they are chosen to participate.