SA Tops in New HIV Infections

The proportion of South Africans infected with HIV has increased from 10.6 percent in 2008 to 12.2 percent in 2012, according to the HSRC

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) says the proportion of South Africans infected with HIV has increased from 10.6 percent in 2008 to 12.2 percent in 2012.

According to the HSRC’s National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey, the total number of infected South Africans now stands at 6.4 million; 1.2 million more than in 2008.

It says women aged between 30 and 34 and males aged 35 to 39 have the highest infection rates: 36 percent of females and 28.8 percent of males in these respective age groups contracted HIV.

To read the article titled, “SA has highest number of new HIV infections worldwide – survey,” click here.

Source: 
Mail and Guardian

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