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HIV/AIDS

19 November 2010

HIV rate in pregnant women unchanged

About 29% of South African pregnant women were living with HIV in 2009 - a figure that has barely shifted over the past four years.

About 29% of South African pregnant women were living with HIV in 2009 - a figure that has barely shifted over the past four years, despite increased levels of commitment from the country's health department and numerous prevention campaigns.

The survey authors point out that "most, if not all of the increases in recent years can be attributed to the increase in survival of those on ARVs [antiretroviral drugs]".

 

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