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August 25, 2009

‘We’re safe from HIV’ claim SA youths

"About 20000 South African users answered the question “do you go for regular HIV tests”, with nearly 7000 claiming they were tested at least once a year.

"Just over 6000 members chose the response: “I don’t believe I’m at risk.”

"Commenting on the results of the survey, Dr Olive Shisana, CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council, said: “Not believing that they are at risk is quite common ... in fact, in the last survey we did, about 50% of the people infected thought they were not at risk of HIV!"

Read more in The Times (South Africa), August 22, 2009.