oa SAHARA : Journal of Social Aspects of HIV / AIDS Research Alliance - Report and policy brief : 2nd Annual Conference on Social Aspects of HIV / AIDS Research, Cape Town, 9 - 12 May 2004 : conference report

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1729-0376
  • E-ISSN: 1813-4424



This report and policy brief summarises the overarching principles, key findings and suggested policy options that emerged from rapporteur reports of conference proceedings. Detailed presentations may be viewed at www.sahara.org.za. A total of 25 million of the 38 million people infected with HIV globally at the end of 2003 were Africans. There appears to be a stabilisation in HIV prevalence, but this is mainly due to a rise in AIDS deaths and a continued increase in new infections. Prevalence is still rising in some countries such as Madagascar and Swaziland, and is declining nationwide in Uganda.

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