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HIV, Aids and TB in South African Mines Department of

Because of various factors, the South African mining industry has a long history of high rates of TB and HIV. Reporting on these was however not compulsory as mines were only required to report on occupational diseases.

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

into South Africa has increased the spread of HIV/ AIDS in their countries of origin. Consistent with this interpretation, the association between HIV infection and being a miner or a miner’s wife are not statistically significant in Zimbabwe, a country where the mining industry is local and does not involve migrating to South Africa.

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(PDF) Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa

Swaziland and Lesotho have the highest HIV prevalence in the world. They also share another distinct feature: during the last century, they sent a large numbers of migrant workers to South African...

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa Journal

Mar 15, 2012 1. Introduction. The HIV/AIDS pandemic is one of the greatest challenges facing Africa. According to UNAIDS (2009a), in 2008, 22.4 million people were infected with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa (about 67% of the world total), 1.4 million died from the virus and approximately 1.9 million became newly infected.Swaziland and Lesotho are the countries with the highest HIV prevalence rate

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa GOV.UK

Jan 01, 2012 Swaziland and Lesotho are the countries with the highest HIV prevalence in the world. These countries have in common another distinguishing feature: during the

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Human immunodeficiency virus and migrant labor in South Africa

The authors investigate the impact of the migrant labor system on heterosexual relationships on South African mines and assess the implications for the future transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The migrant labor system has created a market for prostitution in mining towns

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

into South Africa has increased the spread of HIV/ AIDS in their countries of origin. Consistent with this interpretation, the association between HIV infection and being a miner or a miner’s wife are not statistically significant in Zimbabwe, a country where the mining industry is local and does not involve migrating to South Africa.

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Human immunodeficiency virus and migrant labor in South Africa

PIP: The impact of the migrant mine labor system in South Africa on transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was assessed by reviewing the literature on epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV, and interviewing at length 20 male miners and 24 women supporting themselves near the mines as prostitutes or mistresses.

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa GOV.UK

Jan 01, 2012 This paper examines whether mining activities in a bordering country affect HIV infections. A job in the mines implies spending a long period away from the household of origin surrounded by an

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

The HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa remains a long-term development challenge for the region. Nearly 12 million African children have been orphaned as a result of the disease, and 22.5 million people in Africa 61 percent of them women live with HIV.

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The Impact of HIV, an Antiretroviral Programme and

Jun 22, 2012 The HIV epidemic affects individuals in their productive working years of life. Surveys on mining operations in South Africa have reported HIV prevalences of 15% to 27%.,TB rates in South African gold miners are among the highest in the world, and HIV/TB co-infection is common.

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(PDF) Migration and HIV/AIDS in South Africa

the South African gold mines were tested for HIV and correlations were made between HIV status and country of origin. The prevalence among mine-wor kers from Malawi was

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HIV/Aids still a major challenge in SA mining

A key challenge in the area of health within the context of the South African mining industry remains the issue of HIV/Aids, says South Africa's Chamber of Mines health advisor Dr Thuthula Balfour

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HIV Prevalence and Risk Behaviors AIDS and Behavior

Nov 15, 2014 Mineworkers are considered a population at risk for HIV due to risk behaviors associated with migratory work patterns. This was the first study in Mozambique to determine the prevalence of HIV and associated demographic and risk behaviors, and assess use and access to prevention and healthcare services among Mozambicans working in South African mines.

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Mining industry in Africa is making TB epidemic worse

Jun 02, 2010 The AIDS Rights Alliance for Southern Africa issued a series of recommendations in 2008 designed to improve cross-border control of TB in mineworkers: **The establishment of systems for better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB and HIV for miners, ex-miners and their families in Lesotho and South Africa;

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HIV and AIDS in South Africa Avert

South Africa has the biggest and most high-profile HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimated 7.7 million people living with HIV in 2018.1 South Africa accounts for a third of all new HIV infections in southern Africa.2 In 2018, there were 240,000 new HIV infections and 71,000 South Africans died from AIDS-related illnesses.3 South Africa has the world’s largest antiretroviral treatment

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Migrancy, masculine identities and AIDS: The psychosocial

Jul 01, 1997 Levels of HIV infection are particularly high amongst migrant workers in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper presents a case study of one such vulnerable group of migrants—underground workers on the South African gold mines—and highlights the psychosocial context of HIV transmission in the mining setting.

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THE IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS ON THE MINING SECTOR IN

HIV/AIDS has affected the mining sector in South Africa, as well as to assess this sector’s awareness and response to the epidemic. A questionnaire was sent to 977 operating mines, quarries and mineral processing plants. A response rate of 10.8% was achieved. The survey shows that the impact of HIV/AIDS on the mining sector has been severe.

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Tackling TB and HIV/AIDS in mining Minerals Council

Government, labour and business unite to reduce TB in mining. The depar tments of Health and of Mineral Resources, the four primary mining unions Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Solidarity, UASA and the Chamber of Mines have launched a major tuberculosis (TB) screening campaign in South Africa’s mining sector.

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Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa

May 26, 2015 In South Africa’s mines the disease is up to six times more common than in the general population. Men in a mining area tend to attract commercial sex workers, leading to the spread of HIV.

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

The HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa remains a long-term development challenge for the region. Nearly 12 million African children have been orphaned as a result of the disease, and 22.5 million people in Africa 61 percent of them women live with HIV.

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The Impact of HIV, an Antiretroviral Programme and

Jun 22, 2012 The HIV epidemic affects individuals in their productive working years of life. Surveys on mining operations in South Africa have reported HIV prevalences of 15% to 27%.,TB rates in South African gold miners are among the highest in the world, and HIV/TB co-infection is common.

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa: Policy

The authors interpret these results as suggesting that miners' migration into South Africa has increased the spread of HIV/AIDS in their countries of origin. Consistent with this interpretation, the association between HIV infection and being a miner or a miner's wife are not statistically significant in Zimbabwe, a country where the mining

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THE IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS ON THE MINING SECTOR IN

HIV/AIDS has affected the mining sector in South Africa, as well as to assess this sector’s awareness and response to the epidemic. A questionnaire was sent to 977 operating mines, quarries and mineral processing plants. A response rate of 10.8% was achieved. The survey shows that the impact of HIV/AIDS on the mining sector has been severe.

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Mines, Migration and HIV in Southern Africa

Jun 19, 2015 This article will use a study, conducted by The National Institute for Health in Mozambique, of 709 Mozambican men who worked in South African mines to draw a conclusion on whether irregular migration is a reason why the HIV and AIDS epidemic is so virulent in South Africa and Mozambique.

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Mobile Vulnerabilities: Mine Labour and HIV/AIDS in

Mobile Vulnerabilities: Mine Labour and HIV/AIDS in Migrant-Sending Areas Jonathan Crush and David Dorey (eds) Report submitted to IOM (Pretoria) by Southern African Migration Project Both are longstanding migrant source areas for the South African mines. In the last two decades, however, Swaziland has experienced major downsizing of its

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HIV infection among youth in a South African mining town

Objectives To determine the seroprevalence of HIV and herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) by age and gender among young people aged 14-24 years in a South African town and to identify risk factors for HIV infection.. Design A community-based, cross-sectional study was conducted on a random sample of men (n = 723) and women (n = 784) living in a township in the Carletonville district of South Africa.

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HIV Prevalence and Risk Behaviors AIDS and Behavior

Nov 15, 2014 Mineworkers are considered a population at risk for HIV due to risk behaviors associated with migratory work patterns. This was the first study in Mozambique to determine the prevalence of HIV and associated demographic and risk behaviors, and assess use and access to prevention and healthcare services among Mozambicans working in South African mines.

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Migrancy, masculine identities and AIDS: The psychosocial

Jul 01, 1997 Levels of HIV infection are particularly high amongst migrant workers in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper presents a case study of one such vulnerable group of migrants—underground workers on the South African gold mines—and highlights the psychosocial context of HIV transmission in the mining setting.

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HIV/AIDS in South African townships Wikipedia

In 2008, HIV/AIDS was most prevalent in the South African provinces of KwaZulu-Natal (15.8% HIV-positive), Mpumalanga (15.4% HIV-positive), Free State (12.6% HIV-positive), and North West (11.3% HIV-positive), while only 3.8% of the population was HIV-positive in Western Cape.. A survey conducted in 2010 indicated that HIV/AIDS infection among pregnant women is highest in KwaZulu-Natal (39.5%

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The History and Prevalence of HIV in South Africa

The HIV epidemic emerged in South African around 1982. However, as the country was in the midst of the dismantling of apartheid, the HIV problem was, for the most part, largely ignored. Silently, while political unrest dominated the media, HIV began to take hold, both in the gay community and the vulnerable black population.

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Skills under threat: the case of HIV/AIDS in the mining

Jun 22, 2006 Labour in the closed community of mines has been greatly susceptible to HIV/AIDS infection. The current AIDS incidence in the mine sites is estimated at a weighted average of 15 per cent amongst miners, with the largest category of workers—the 30–39 years age group—also constituting the worst affected category.

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Hiv Aids Jobs March 2021 Indeed South Africa

Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world over 7 million people. 11 days ago

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

Jul 06, 2011 South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags. We describe the gold mining environment, and research on silicosis, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and

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