oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - The use of GIS / GPS technologies in HIV / AIDS research : brief report

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-8782
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1084



The HIV / AIDS pandemic poses a number of medical and logistical problems in South Africa. There are locations within the country with high HIV prevalence. The identification of these 'hotspots' can be problematic, but the use of geographical information system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) technologies has offered a method by which communities who are severely affected by the pandemic can be identified, thereby allowing for the targeted delivery of interventions. This report aims to outline the use of GIS / GPS technologies in HIV / AIDS research.

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