SA still has most HIV cases

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July 7, 2016
SA still has most HIV cases

Government spends R20 billion to prevent the spread of HIV and Aids every year.

Twelve percent of people in SA are HIV positive.

South Africa still has the most number of HIV infections in the world.

This is despite making great strides with he distribution of anti-retroviral drugs to HIV/Aids patients and HIV-positive pregnant women.

Later this month, Durban will host the International Aids Conference.

Government claims that every year it spends over R20 billion to prevent the spread of HIV and Aids.

It’s also understood that at least 6.8 million people or 12 percent of people in SA are HIV positive.

The South African National Aids Council’s Dr Fareed Abdullah tells EWN: “We spend about R23 billion and this is no small problem.”

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