Less than Half of Infected People Know their Status

SANAC says that although 65 percent of South Africans reportedly have been tested for HIV at least once, annual testing figures are much lower

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) say that although 65 percent of South Africans reportedly have been tested for HIV at least once, annual testing figures are much lower.

While less than a third of South Africa’s 35 million sexually active people get tested for HIV annually, according to health department figures, SANAC says that the country has among the ‘highest population-level HIV testing in the world’.

In another development, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS is of the view that less than half of people infected with HIV in the world know that they have contracted the virus.

To read the article titled, “World AIDS Day: Less than half of infected people know,” click here.

Source: 
Mail and Guardian

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