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South Africa’s National HIV Prevalence Increasing, Report Shows

News outlets highlight a new report (.pdf) showing South Africa’s HIV prevalence is rising.

Health-e News: South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence & Behavior Survey, 2012
“The latest national HIV survey in South Africa finds increases in HIV prevalence, decreases in condom use and earlier sexual debut for boys among other findings…” (4/1).

Reuters: South African HIV prevalence rises on soaring new infections
“The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South Africa is rising due to the world’s fastest growth in new infections and a higher patient survival rate, according to a new health study. An estimated 12.2 percent of South Africa’s population was infected with the HIV virus in 2012, compared with 10.6 percent in 2008, according to a survey of 38,000 people carried out by the country’s Human Sciences Research Council…” (Brock, 4/2).

SAPA/Independent Online: More than 6 million living with AIDS
“An estimated 6.4 million people were living with HIV/AIDS in 2012, a study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) revealed on Tuesday…” (4/1).

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