Behavioural responses of South African youth to the HIV/AIDS epidemic: a nationwide survey.

@article{Simbayi2004BehaviouralRO,
  title={Behavioural responses of South African youth to the HIV/AIDS epidemic: a nationwide survey.},
  author={Leickness Chisamu Simbayi and Julien Chauveau and Olive Shisana},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2004},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={
          605-18
        }
}
South Africa is reported to have the largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world. The present study investigated the behavioural responses of South African youth to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. A multi-stage stratified cluster sample of 2,430 youths aged 15-24 was selected, 46.9% of them males and 53.1% females. Nurses administered questionnaires to consenting youths, measuring behavioural risks and also took an oral fluid specimen for HIV antibody testing. It was found that the median… CONTINUE READING
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