HIV Infection/AIDS-Related Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices 1993
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
The study focused on gathering baseline data on the HIV infection/AIDS related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices of alcohol and drug users and in particular IVDUs (intravenous drug users) receiving treatment at selected clinics in the RSA. The emphasis was oncovering major areas of concern rather than doing an in-depth study of the topics.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Units of analysis in the survey included individuals
v1: Edited, anonymised data for licensed distribution
IMPORTANT VARIABLES: Sexual practices of respondents; prevalence of HIV infection/AIDS among respondents, respondents' friends and acquaintances; the nature and level of alcohol/drug intake of respondents; HIV infection/AIDS related knowledge of respondents; and HIV infection/ AIDS-related attitudes of respondents.
The study collected background data on the patients, including gender, age, ethnicity, educational status, home language, marital status, and
The survey had national coverage
The survey was at clinic level in the chosen areas
The survey covered alcohol/drug users receiving treatment at South African Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) alcohol/drug-treatment centres/clinics and other alcohol/drug-treatment centres/clinics situated in communities where the SANCA facilities were located. Therapists at these centres were also part of the study.
Producers and sponsors
Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
South African Data Archive (SADA)
National Research Foundation
University of Cape Town
Licensed dataset, accessible under conditions
Human Sciences Research Council. HIV Infection/AIDS-Related Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices: Alcohol/drug users (including intravenous drug users) receiving treatment in selected centres in the RSA, 1993 [dataset]. Version 1. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council [producer], 1994. Pretoria: South African Data Archive [distributor], 1996.
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.