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HIV/AIDS

03 February 2011

Five countries to watch in 2011

Things are generally more positive on the HIV front: the number of new infections is down, treatment figures are up and headway is being made in the fight to end discrimination.

Things are generally more positive on the global HIV front: the number of new infections is down, treatment figures are up and headway is being made in the fight to end discrimination against people living with HIV.

The country also offers the best-case scenario in terms of HIV/Aids funding since the government is largely responsible for financing the country's Aids efforts and does not rely as heavily on external resources. The amount of the national health budget allocated to HIV/Aids has increased from R4.3 billion (US$627 million) in 2008 to an estimated R5.3 billion ($774 million) in 2010.

 

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