TEACHERS WITH HIV
More than 50 000 teachers at public schools are living with HIV, with most of these teachers employed in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape, research by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has revealed. The HSRC’s study, titled The Health of Educators in Public Schools in South Africa, which was commissioned by the department of basic education, found that the cumulative HIV prevalence among educators was 15.3%, translating to approximately 58 000 educators living with HIV in 2015. In the 2004 survey, the prevalence was 12.7%. HIV prevalence was also significantly higher among females compared to males (16.4% versus 12.7%).