HIV/Aids – The Mzansi reality

As the world prepares for World Aids Day on Saturday, countries are consumed with weighing up how their battles against HIV/Aids are going. In South Africa, the outlook is grim.

According to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the highest rate of new infections is among men aged between 14 and 24. 

The HSRC released the findings of the HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication survey in July, after interviewing 33,000 people. Of that group, 24,000 people were tested for HIV and traces of ARVs.

The survey found that one in three people infected is not taking ARVs and can transmit the virus.

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