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15 June 2017

58000 HIV positive teachers in SA

IOL News

Fifty-eight thousand teachers across the country are living with HIV – and there are eight new infections a day, according to new research released on Wednesday.

There were 2 900 new infections in the sector in 2015, the year of the study by the Human Sciences Research Council, which equated to the eight new HIV infections every day, said the lead investigator, Professor Khangelani Zuma.

“They are the scariest figures and this should not be happening, because educators are supposed to be more knowledgeable and you would expect them to know about HIV prevention,” he said ahead of the release of the survey findings, at the South African Aids Conference at the Durban ICC.

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