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Cohort profile: Africa centre demographic information systems (ACDIS) and population-based HIV survey

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The health and demography of the South African population has been undergoing substantial changes as a result of the rapidly progressing HIV epidemic. Researchers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the South African Medical Research Council established The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in 1997 funded by a large core grant from The Wellcome Trust, UK. Given the urgent need for high quality longitudinal data with which to monitor these changes, and with which to evaluate interventions to mitigate impact, a demographic surveillance system (DSS) was established in a rural South African population facing a rapid and severe HIV epidemic. 1 The DSS, referred to as the Africa Centre Demographic Information System (ACDIS), started in 2000. In 2003, population-based HIV testing (also funded by the Wellcome Trust, UK) was started in ACDIS through annual surveys. In this article, we seek to describe the most salient features of ACDIS and the population-based HIV cohort and briefly present some of the most important results to date.

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Tanser, Frank, Hosegood, Victoria, Barnighausen, Till, Herbst, Kobus, Nyirenda, Makandwe, Muhwava, William, Newell, Colin, Viljoen, Johannes, Mutevedzi, Tinofa and Newell, Marie-Louise (2008) Cohort profile: Africa centre demographic information systems (ACDIS) and population-based HIV survey International Journal of Epidemiology, 37, (5), pp. 956-962. (doi:10.1093/ije/dym211). (PMID:17998242).

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Published date: 12 November 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 181783
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/181783
ISSN: 0300-5771
PURE UUID: fc71ef8e-7a56-4d33-acf0-94b2ce341312
ORCID for Victoria Hosegood: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2244-2518

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Date deposited: 26 Apr 2011 10:31
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:58

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Author: Frank Tanser
Author: Till Barnighausen
Author: Kobus Herbst
Author: Makandwe Nyirenda
Author: William Muhwava
Author: Colin Newell
Author: Johannes Viljoen
Author: Tinofa Mutevedzi
Author: Marie-Louise Newell

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