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08 May 2020

Using SA’s HIV experience to counter Covid-19 – Alan Whiteside


There’s never been a better time for researchers in all virology-related fields as the novel coronavirus takes hold where we least expect it and spreads weakly in otherwise highly vulnerable, crowded communities.

SA’s Human Sciences Research Council carried out National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Surveys for over 20 years, providing us with a basis, template and methodologies for Covid surveys.

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