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10 July 2018

HSRC launches National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey 2017 results

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
Press Release

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) invites you to the launch of  its fifth National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Study (SABSSM V) findings. The survey which provides a comprehensive assessment of HIV behavioural status of the people of South Africa is undertaken every three years by HSRC.

The launch will be led by the Minister of Department of Science and Technology, Mrs Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi who will give responses to the presentation of the findings.

Event details are as follows: 


Tuesday, 17 July 2018


09h00 – 11h00 


Impilo boardroom, Podium floor, Civitas building, National Department of Health (Pretoria) 

To RSVP, members of the media should send their names to Members of the media are also requested to present their valid press cards at the point of entry to access the venue.

Media enquiries, please call:

Mr Adziliwi Nematandani

HSRC Communications

Cell: 082 765 9191


Mr Popo Maja

Ministry of Health Spokesperson

Cell: 082 373 1169 / 072 585 3219

About the study

The National HIV and Health Study 2017 (SABSSM 5) is conducted by a research consortium led by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The consortium includes local researchers from the National Department of Health, South African National AIDS Council, South African Medical Research Council, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Global Clinical & Viral Laboratories, University of Cape Town and international researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNAIDS, USAID, UNICEF and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The study has received some financial support from the United States President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centre for Communication Impact, Soul City, LoveLife, Right to Care on behalf of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria as well as South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund.