Some South Africa Officials Believe AIDS Curable -- Report
June 12, 2006
South Africa's domestic news agency, SAPA, reported today that many public servants in the country believe HIV/AIDS is curable. The agency quoted results of a survey by the public Service Commission conducted in the nation's nine provinces, reporting that, "The final result indicated that especially in [northern] Mpumalanga and Gauteng [provinces], a high percentage of public officials believe that HIV and AIDS can be cured." Gauteng, an industrial district, includes Johannesburg and Pretoria. The commission's report called for enhanced awareness programs within government to fight HIV/AIDS. The study found one-third of government departments did not have prevention and treatment programs for sexually transmitted infections or any policy on halting HIV infection.
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.