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South Africa National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behavior and Communication Survey 2008-2009


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2008 - 03/2009
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2008 South Africa National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behavior and Communication Survey is the third in a series of national population-based surveys conducted for surveillance of the HIV epidemic in South Africa. The previous two surveys were conducted in 2002 and 2005. It was designed to investigate the overall HIV prevalence and incidence as well as HIV-related behaviour and health. It enables the measurement of trends and changes in the epidemic over time, and presentation of essential data for national indicator reporting. A total of 23,369 individuals were sampled for the 2008 survey.

Absenteeism, Adolescents, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Amphetamine use disorders, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Bullying, Burns, Cancers, Cannabis use disorders, Child care, Child development, Childhood sexual violence, Children, Chronic kidney diseases, Circumcision, Cocaine use disorders, Community action, Community health clinics, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Counseling, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Disability, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Employment benefits, Epilepsy, Family composition, Family size, Fertility, HIV and AIDS, Health care use, Health literacy, Health promotion, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Hypertension, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Income, Infants, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Languages, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Medical tests, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Musculoskeletal diseases, Needle sharing, Opioid use disorders, Outpatient facilities, PMTCT, Parental survival, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal caregivers, Pervasive developmental disorders, Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Race, Refrigeration, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Self-inflicted injuries, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Stroke, Symptoms, Telephones, Traditional healers, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unintentional injuries, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Water supply