HIV Rate Stabilises in Pregnant Women

The Department of Health says although the HIV prevalence rate for pregnant women has been virtually the same over the past four years at 29.2 percent, this is still at ‘high and unacceptable’ level

Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, says although the HIV prevalence rate for pregnant women has been virtually the same over the past four years at 29.2 percent, this is still at ‘high and unacceptable’ level.

Motsoaledi, who released the country's 20th antenatal HIV survey, says it is encouraging to note the renewed commitment of the government and political will to face the epidemic.

He further says an additional R5.4 billion has been committed to support scale up of the antiretroviral treatment programme in the 2010-11 financial year.

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