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HIV/AIDS

26 August 2011

HIV infection increasing in SA

The rate of new HIV infections in South Africa, which has one of the world's largest case loads with nearly one in 10 infected, is growing faster than prevention efforts.

The rate of new HIV infections in South Africa, which has one of the world's largest case loads with nearly one in 10 infected, is growing faster than prevention efforts, the deputy president said.

East and Southern Africa are the area’s most heavily affected by the global HIV epidemic. Out of the total number of people worldwide in 2009 living with HIV, 34% were in 10 countries of Southern Africa, according to the UN Programme on HIV/Aids.

 

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