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15 February 2022

Study on true impact of Covid-19 on spread of HIV under way

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The 6th edition of the South African HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communications survey will this year focus on the impact of Covid-19 on the spread of HIV.

The survey, launched by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and its partners, has been conducted every five years to gather information on HIV incidence, prevalence and other related indicators.

It was introduced by Nelson Mandela in 2001.

The data gathered during the survey has through the years been used to determine not only the prevalence of HIV in the country, but also the antiretroviral treatment exposure, viral load suppression, HIV drug resistance and risk behaviours in South Africa, in order to shape the country’s policy.

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