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Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

2001

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The Natural History Of Hiv/Aids In A Major Goldmining Centre In South Africa: Results Of A Biomedical And Social Survey, D Gilgen, Brian G. Williams, Catherine L. Mac Phail, C J. Van Dam, Catherine Campbell, R C. Ballard, D Taljaard Jan 2001

The Natural History Of Hiv/Aids In A Major Goldmining Centre In South Africa: Results Of A Biomedical And Social Survey, D Gilgen, Brian G. Williams, Catherine L. Mac Phail, C J. Van Dam, Catherine Campbell, R C. Ballard, D Taljaard

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

This paper presents the results of a cross-sectional biomedical and social survey, conducted in a major goldmining centre with a high prevalence of HIV infection. It also provides the baseline data for a comprehensive intervention programme. Our sample comprised a stratified random group of migrant mineworkers and of the resident adult population living in the community close to the mines and a small convenience sample of sex workers. In total, 2231 people between 13 and 59 years of age were interviewed using a structured questionnaire covering a wide range of psychological, behavioural and social issues. Blood and urine samples were ...