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South Africa Has Highest Number of New HIV Infections Worldwide: Survey

April 2, 2014

This article was reported by Mail & Guardian.

The Mail & Guardian reported that HIV prevalence among South Africans rose to 12.2 percent in 2012 (6.4 million HIV-infected people), according to the Human Sciences Research Council's (HRSC) National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, and Behavior Survey. The national HIV household survey would provide benchmarks to evaluate the health department's 2012-2016 national strategic plans for HIV, TB, and STDs. The 2012 survey included approximately 38,000 people, 29,000 of whom agreed to have HIV testing. Based on the latest survey, South Africa was unlikely to reach the target of reducing

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