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Briefing paper

BP14: AIDS and public opinion in South Africa

15 Apr 2015

HIV/AIDS is now tied with crime as the public’s second most frequently mentioned priority problem facing the country.  The proportions of South Africans who say they have lost a friend or family member to an AIDS-related illness has doubled over the past four years. 

These are some of the important findings revealed in the Afrobarometer survey conducted in South Africa in October and November 2004.